Zip 04473 (Orono, ME) Weather


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United States / Maine / Bangor Metro Area / Penobscot County / No City / Orono (zip 04473)

The most pleasant months of the year for the 04473 zip code are August, July and June. In the 04473 zip code, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for the 04473 zip code with an average high temperature of 79.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Maine. January is the snowiest month in the 04473 zip code with 20.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant.

Today's Weather - Orono, ME

11 AM PST

Mostly Sunny

58°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
This AfternoonMostly Sunny60° / 42°W 12 mph
MondayPatchy Fog then Chance Rain Showers60° / 37°W 3 to 9 mph
TuesdayMostly Sunny57° / 34°W 6 to 12 mph
WednesdaySunny55° / 32°NW 6 to 10 mph
ThursdayMostly Sunny57° / 34°E 5 to 9 mph
FridayChance Rain Showers54° / 40°S 5 to 13 mph
SaturdayChance Rain Showers54° / 34°W 7 to 15 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 7
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 69 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Orono (zip 04473) area is 9.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Maine.

9.2 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7.8. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
HighLow
January28°
February32° 10°
March40° 21°
April53° 33°
May66° 43°
June75° 52°
July80° 58°
August78° 56°
September70° 48°
October57° 37°
November45° 29°
December34° 16°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Orono
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January030107
February02796
March027105
April015111
May02120
June10110
July20100
August1090
September0190
October09100
November020111
December029115

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.

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