Pittsfield Metro Area, Massachusetts 

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Climate in Pittsfield Metro Area, Massachusetts

Pittsfield Metro Area, Massachusetts gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Pittsfield Metro Area averages 65 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 184 sunny days per year in Pittsfield Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Pittsfield Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 136 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 12
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 65 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Pittsfield metro area is 6.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Massachusetts.

6.4 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in the Pittsfield metro area, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Pittsfield, MassachusettsUnited States
  47.7 in.38.1 in.
  64.6 in.27.8 in.
  135.9 days106.2 days
  184 days205 days
  79.6°85.8°
  11.6°21.7°
  6.47
  3.34.3
  1407 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 Pittsfield metro area with an average high temperature of 79.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Massachusetts. In the Pittsfield 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 Pittsfield metro area are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Pittsfield metro area with an average of 11.6°. This is one of the coldest places in Massachusetts.


In the Pittsfield metro area, there are 3.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Massachusetts.


In the Pittsfield metro area, there are 159.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Massachusetts.


In the Pittsfield metro area, there are 10.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Massachusetts.


October is the wettest month in the Pittsfield metro area with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.7 inches in the Pittsfield metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.


May is the rainiest month in the Pittsfield metro area with 13.2 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 10.2 rainy days. There are 135.9 rainy days annually in the Pittsfield metro area, which is one of the rainiest places in Massachusetts. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 64.6 inches in the Pittsfield metro area means that it is one of the snowiest places in Massachusetts. January is the snowiest month in the Pittsfield metro area with 17.8 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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