Zip 04468 (Old Town, ME) Climate


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Old Town, ME, is known for its warm and humid summers. In the summer months, temperatures can reach the mid-80s with high humidity levels. During winter months, snowfall is abundant and temperatures drop to an average of 19 degrees Fahrenheit in January. Rainfall is common throughout the year with over 45 inches per year on average. The climate in Old Town is a mix of hot and humid summers and cold winters with plenty of snowfall to enjoy.

Old Town (zip 04468), Maine gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Old Town (zip 04468) averages 69 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 178 sunny days per year in Old Town (zip 04468). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Old Town (zip 04468) 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 7
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 69 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 04468 zip code is 6.4 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Maine.

9.2 Summer - 3.9 Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the 04468 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateOld Town, MaineUnited States
  42.4 in.38.1 in.
  69.1 in.27.8 in.
  120.8 days106.2 days
  178 days205 days
  79.7°85.8°
  7.0°21.7°
  6.47
  34.3
  144 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 04468 zip code with an average high temperature of 79.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Maine. In the 04468 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 04468 zip code are August, July and June.
In the 04468 zip code, there are 4.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Maine.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 04468 zip code with an average of 7.0°. This is colder than most places in Maine.
In the 04468 zip code, there are 158.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Maine.
In the 04468 zip code, there are 20.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Maine.
Humidity in the 04468 zip code is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.
November is the wettest month in the 04468 zip code with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.6 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 28% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.4 inches in the 04468 zip code means that it is drier than most places in Maine.
May is the rainiest month in the 04468 zip code with 11.7 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.2 rainy days. There are 120.8 rainy days annually in the 04468 zip code, which is less rainy than most places in Maine. 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 69.1 inches in the 04468 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in the 04468 zip code with 20.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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