Zip 01247 (North Adams, MA) 

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Climate in Zip 01247 (North Adams, MA)

North Adams (zip 01247), Massachusetts gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

North Adams (zip 01247) averages 64 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 182 sunny days per year in North Adams (zip 01247). The US average is 205 sunny days.

North Adams (zip 01247) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 137 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 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 64 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 01247 zip code is 6.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Massachusetts.

6.5 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the 01247 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  North Adams, MassachusettsUnited States
  44.4 in.38.1 in.
  63.7 in.27.8 in.
  137.3 days106.2 days
  182 days205 days
  79.5°85.8°
  12.1°21.7°
  6.57
  3.34.3
  753 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 01247 zip code with an average high temperature of 79.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Massachusetts. In the 01247 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 01247 zip code are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 01247 zip code with an average of 12.1°. This is one of the coldest places in Massachusetts.


In the 01247 zip code, there are 1.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Massachusetts.


In the 01247 zip code, there are 154.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Massachusetts.


In the 01247 zip code, there are 10.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Massachusetts.


June is the wettest month in the 01247 zip code with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.5 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 44.4 inches in the 01247 zip code means that it is one of the driest places in Massachusetts.


May is the rainiest month in the 01247 zip code with 13.3 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 10.2 rainy days. There are 137.3 rainy days annually in the 01247 zip code, which is one of the rainiest 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 63.7 inches in the 01247 zip code means that it is one of the snowiest places in Massachusetts. January is the snowiest month in the 01247 zip code with 17.3 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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