Zip 04970 (Rangeley, ME) Climate


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The climate in 04970 Rangeley, ME is classified as a humid continental climate. This means that the summers are generally hot and humid, while winters tend to be cold and snowy. Average temperatures in the summer range from the high 70s to the low 80s, while winter temperatures typically dip into the teens. During the winter months, snowfall averages around 115 inches annually. Precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year, with an average of 38 inches per year. As such, those living in 04970 Rangeley, ME should expect warm summers and cold winters with plenty of snowfall each winter season.

Rangeley (zip 04970), Maine gets 41 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Rangeley (zip 04970) averages 125 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 Rangeley (zip 04970). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Rangeley (zip 04970) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 171 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 0
Rain: averages 41 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 125 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 04970 zip code is 5.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Maine.

8.6 Summer - 2.5 Winter
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in the 04970 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateRangeley, MaineUnited States
  40.5 in.38.1 in.
  125.4 in.27.8 in.
  170.8 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  75.3°85.8°
  0.0°21.7°
  5.47
  2.94.3
  1550 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 04970 zip code with an average high temperature of 75.3°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Maine. In the 04970 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 04970 zip code are July, August and June.
In the 04970 zip code, there are 0.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Maine.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 04970 zip code with an average of 0.0°. This is one of the coldest places in Maine.
In the 04970 zip code, there are 195.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Maine.
In the 04970 zip code, there are 45.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Maine.
Humidity in the 04970 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.
June is the wettest month in the 04970 zip code with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 40.5 inches in the 04970 zip code means that it is one of the driest places in Maine.
December is the rainiest month in the 04970 zip code with 16.9 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 12.2 rainy days. There are 170.8 rainy days annually in the 04970 zip code, which is one of the rainiest places in Maine. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 125.4 inches in the 04970 zip code means that it is one of the snowiest places in Maine. December is the snowiest month in the 04970 zip code with 29.2 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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