Strafford County, New Hampshire 

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Climate in Strafford County, New Hampshire

Strafford County, New Hampshire gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Strafford County averages 54 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 199 sunny days per year in Strafford County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Strafford County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 121 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 13
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 54 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Strafford County is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in New Hampshire.

6.7 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Strafford County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Strafford, New HampshireUnited States
  48.2 in.38.1 in.
  54.2 in.27.8 in.
  121.1 days106.2 days
  199 days205 days
  81.2°85.8°
  12.8°21.7°
  6.77
  3.24.3
  427 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Strafford County with an average high temperature of 81.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in New Hampshire. In Strafford County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Strafford County are August, June and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Strafford County with an average of 12.8°. This is warmer than most places in New Hampshire.


In Strafford County, there are 6.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in New Hampshire.


In Strafford County, there are 152.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New Hampshire.


In Strafford County, there are 7.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in New Hampshire.


November is the wettest month in Strafford County with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 3.2 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.2 inches in Strafford County means that it is wetter than most places in New Hampshire.


May is the rainiest month in Strafford County with 11.8 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 7.9 rainy days. There are 121.1 rainy days annually in Strafford County, which is less rainy than most places in New Hampshire. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 54.2 inches in Strafford County means that it is less snowy than most places in New Hampshire. January is the snowiest month in Strafford County with 16.6 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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