Hagerstown-Martinsburg Metro Area, Maryland 

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Climate in Hagerstown-Martinsburg Metro Area, Maryland

Hagerstown-Martinsburg Metro Area, Maryland gets 41 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Hagerstown-Martinsburg Metro Area averages 22 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 205 sunny days per year in Hagerstown-Martinsburg Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Hagerstown-Martinsburg Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 117 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 21
Rain: averages 41 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 22 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Hagerstown-Martinsburg metro area is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Maryland.

7.3 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the Hagerstown-Martinsburg metro area, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MarylandUnited States
  40.6 in.38.1 in.
  21.8 in.27.8 in.
  116.6 days106.2 days
  205 days205 days
  86.0°85.8°
  21.4°21.7°
  7.37
  3.94.3
  722 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 the Hagerstown-Martinsburg metro area with an average high temperature of 86.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Maryland. In the Hagerstown-Martinsburg metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Hagerstown-Martinsburg metro area are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Hagerstown-Martinsburg metro area with an average of 21.4°. This is colder than most places in Maryland.


In the Hagerstown-Martinsburg metro area, there are 18.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Maryland.


In the Hagerstown-Martinsburg metro area, there are 116.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Maryland.


In the Hagerstown-Martinsburg metro area, there are 0.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Maryland.


May is the wettest month in the Hagerstown-Martinsburg metro area with 4.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.5 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 28% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 40.6 inches in the Hagerstown-Martinsburg metro area means that it is one of the driest places in Maryland.


May is the rainiest month in the Hagerstown-Martinsburg metro area with 12.2 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.4 rainy days. There are 116.6 rainy days annually in the Hagerstown-Martinsburg metro area, which is rainier than most places in Maryland. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 21.8 inches in the Hagerstown-Martinsburg metro area means that it is snowier than most places in Maryland. January is the snowiest month in the Hagerstown-Martinsburg metro area with 7.3 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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