Zip 04743 (Fort Kent, ME) 

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Climate in Zip 04743 (Fort Kent, ME)

Fort Kent (zip 04743), Maine gets 37 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Fort Kent (zip 04743) averages 95 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 159 sunny days per year in Fort Kent (zip 04743). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fort Kent (zip 04743) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 148 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 75 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is -4
Rain: averages 37 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 95 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 04743 zip code is 5.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Maine.

5.5 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in the 04743 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Fort Kent, MaineUnited States
  36.8 in.38.1 in.
  94.5 in.27.8 in.
  148.3 days106.2 days
  159 days205 days
  75.4°85.8°
  -4.2°21.7°
  5.57
  2.84.3
  648 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 04743 zip code with an average high temperature of 75.4°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Maine. In the 04743 zip code, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 04743 zip code are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 04743 zip code with an average of -4.2°. This is one of the coldest places in Maine.


In the 04743 zip code, there are 1.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Maine.


In the 04743 zip code, there are 196.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Maine.


In the 04743 zip code, there are 53.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Maine.


July is the wettest month in the 04743 zip code with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 33% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 36.8 inches in the 04743 zip code means that it is one of the driest places in Maine.


July is the rainiest month in the 04743 zip code with 14.6 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.8 rainy days. There are 148.3 rainy days annually in the 04743 zip code, which is one of the rainiest places in Maine. The rainiest season is Autumn 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 94.5 inches in the 04743 zip code means that it is one of the snowiest places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in the 04743 zip code with 21.6 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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