Zip 04967 (Pittsfield, ME) Climate


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United States / Maine / No Metro Area / Somerset County / No City / Pittsfield (zip 04967)
Pittsfield, ME has a humid continental climate characterized by warm summers and cold winters. In the summer months, temperatures can reach up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day with cool evenings dipping into the 50s. Winters are much colder with temperatures frequently dropping below freezing and snowfall averaging 46 inches annually. Spring and fall typically see mild temperatures, providing a pleasant transition between the hot summer months and cold winter months.

Pittsfield (zip 04967), Maine gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Pittsfield (zip 04967) averages 74 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 200 sunny days per year in Pittsfield (zip 04967). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Pittsfield (zip 04967) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 131 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 79 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 4
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 74 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 04967 zip code is 6.3 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Maine.

9.1 Summer - 3.7 Winter
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in the 04967 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

  ClimatePittsfield, MaineUnited States
  44.3 in.38.1 in.
  73.6 in.27.8 in.
  131.4 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  79.2°85.8°
  3.9°21.7°
  6.37
  2.84.3
  216 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 04967 zip code with an average high temperature of 79.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Maine. In the 04967 zip code, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 04967 zip code are August, July and June.
In the 04967 zip code, there are 2.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Maine.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 04967 zip code with an average of 3.9°. This is one of the coldest places in Maine.
In the 04967 zip code, there are 170.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Maine.
In the 04967 zip code, there are 29.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Maine.
Humidity in the 04967 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 04967 zip code with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.6 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 29% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.3 inches in the 04967 zip code means that it is drier than most places in Maine.
June is the rainiest month in the 04967 zip code with 13.1 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.8 rainy days. There are 131.4 rainy days annually in the 04967 zip code, which is rainier than most 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 73.6 inches in the 04967 zip code means that it is snowier than most places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in the 04967 zip code with 18.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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