Zip 01002 (Amherst Center, MA) 

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Climate in Zip 01002 (Amherst Center, MA)

Amherst Center (zip 01002), Massachusetts gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Amherst Center (zip 01002) averages 42 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 192 sunny days per year in Amherst Center (zip 01002). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Amherst Center (zip 01002) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 118 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 13
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 42 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 01002 zip code is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Massachusetts.

6.8 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the 01002 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Amherst Center, MassachusettsUnited States
  47.3 in.38.1 in.
  41.9 in.27.8 in.
  118.0 days106.2 days
  192 days205 days
  82.1°85.8°
  13.2°21.7°
  6.87
  3.34.3
  285 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 01002 zip code with an average high temperature of 82.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Massachusetts. In the 01002 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 01002 zip code are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 01002 zip code with an average of 13.2°. This is colder than most places in Massachusetts.


In the 01002 zip code, there are 6.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.


In the 01002 zip code, there are 146.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Massachusetts.


In the 01002 zip code, there are 6.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Massachusetts.


October is the wettest month in the 01002 zip code with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.3 inches in the 01002 zip code means that it is drier than most places in Massachusetts.


May is the rainiest month in the 01002 zip code with 12.1 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.5 rainy days. There are 118.0 rainy days annually in the 01002 zip code, which is less rainy than most places in Massachusetts. 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 41.9 inches in the 01002 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts. January is the snowiest month in the 01002 zip code with 12.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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