Northampton County, Pennsylvania 

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Climate in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Northampton County, Pennsylvania gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Northampton County averages 31 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 204 sunny days per year in Northampton County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Northampton 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 31 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Northampton County is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Pennsylvania.

7 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Northampton County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Northampton, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  48.0 in.38.1 in.
  31.2 in.27.8 in.
  121.1 days106.2 days
  204 days205 days
  84.3°85.8°
  18.1°21.7°
  77
  3.74.3
  557 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 Northampton County with an average high temperature of 84.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Pennsylvania. In Northampton County, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Northampton County are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Northampton County with an average of 18.1°. This is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


In Northampton County, there are 13.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Pennsylvania.


In Northampton County, there are 132.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania.


In Northampton County, there are 2.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania.


July is the wettest month in Northampton County with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.0 inches in Northampton County means that it is one of the wettest places in Pennsylvania.


May is the rainiest month in Northampton County with 11.8 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.8 rainy days. There are 121.1 rainy days annually in Northampton County, which is less rainy than most places in Pennsylvania. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 31.2 inches in Northampton County means that it is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania. February is the snowiest month in Northampton County with 10.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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