Zip 01220 (Adams, MA) 

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Climate in Zip 01220 (Adams, MA)

Adams (zip 01220), Massachusetts gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Adams (zip 01220) averages 65 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 181 sunny days per year in Adams (zip 01220). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Adams (zip 01220) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 135 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 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 65 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 01220 zip code is 6.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Massachusetts.

9.1 / 4.1

Summer   /   Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the 01220 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Adams, MassachusettsUnited States
  44.6 in.38.1 in.
  65.0 in.27.8 in.
  134.6 days106.2 days
  181 days205 days
  79.5°85.8°
  12.0°21.7°
  6.57
  3.34.3
  846 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 01220 zip code with an average high temperature of 79.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Massachusetts. In the 01220 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 01220 zip code are August, July and June.


In the 01220 zip code, there are 1.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Massachusetts.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 01220 zip code with an average of 12.0°. This is one of the coldest places in Massachusetts.


In the 01220 zip code, there are 155.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Massachusetts.


In the 01220 zip code, there are 11.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Massachusetts.


Humidity in the 01220 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.


July is the wettest month in the 01220 zip code with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.6 inches in the 01220 zip code means that it is one of the driest places in Massachusetts.


May is the rainiest month in the 01220 zip code with 13.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 10.1 rainy days. There are 134.6 rainy days annually in the 01220 zip code, which is one of the rainiest places in Massachusetts. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 65.0 inches in the 01220 zip code means that it is one of the snowiest places in Massachusetts. January is the snowiest month in the 01220 zip code with 16.8 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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