Zip 17842 (Middleburg, PA) Climate


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United States / Pennsylvania / Selinsgrove Metro Area / Snyder County / No City / Middleburg (zip 17842)
The climate in 17842 Middleburg, PA is a humid continental climate that experiences four distinct seasons throughout the year. Summers are warm and humid with temperatures reaching into the 80s and 90s Fahrenheit (27 to 32°C) while winters tend to be cold with temperatures dipping into the 20s Fahrenheit (-6 to -1°C). Rainfall averages around 44 inches (112 cm) per year, spread evenly throughout the seasons, while snowfall can range from 11 to 30 inches (28 to 76 cm) each winter, depending on which part of Pennsylvania you are located in.

Middleburg (zip 17842), Pennsylvania gets 43 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Middleburg (zip 17842) averages 30 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 178 sunny days per year in Middleburg (zip 17842). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Middleburg (zip 17842) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 122 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 43 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 30 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 17842 zip code is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Pennsylvania.

8.9 Summer - 5.1 Winter
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the 17842 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateMiddleburg, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  43.4 in.38.1 in.
  30.4 in.27.8 in.
  122.0 days106.2 days
  178 days205 days
  84.5°85.8°
  18.9°21.7°
  77
  3.74.3
  560 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 17842 zip code with an average high temperature of 84.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Pennsylvania. In the 17842 zip code, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 17842 zip code are June, September and August.
In the 17842 zip code, there are 12.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Pennsylvania.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 17842 zip code with an average of 18.9°. This is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania.
In the 17842 zip code, there are 127.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania.
In the 17842 zip code, there are 1.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Pennsylvania.
The humidity is usually comfortable in the 17842 zip code but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.
June is the wettest month in the 17842 zip code with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.4 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 43.4 inches in the 17842 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania.
May is the rainiest month in the 17842 zip code with 12.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.6 rainy days. There are 122.0 rainy days annually in the 17842 zip code, which is less rainy than most places in Pennsylvania. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 30.4 inches in the 17842 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania. January is the snowiest month in the 17842 zip code with 11.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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