The Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA metro area is located in southern Pennsylvania, midway between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Chambersburg is one of the smaller metros in the United States and is comprised of Franklin county. It is also considered to be part of the larger Washington, DC consolidated metro area.
The many benefits of living in the Chambersburg metro include low crime, comfortable summers and low traffic. The region features nearby mountain terrain, which is a great recreation resource.
Some disadvantages of the Chambersburg metro area include flat home prices, rainy days, few amenities and harsh winters.
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Chambersburg-Waynesboro metro area is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Pennsylvania. June, September and August are the most pleasant months while January and February are the least comfortable months.
In the Chambersburg-Waynesboro metro area, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85 degrees. The most pleasant months of the year for the Chambersburg-Waynesboro metro area are September, June and August. July is the hottest month for the Chambersburg-Waynesboro metro area with an average high temperature of 84.9 degrees, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Pennsylvania. January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Chambersburg-Waynesboro metro area with an average of 22.1 degrees. This is one of the warmest places in Pennsylvania.
The annual rainfall of 41.8 inches in the Chambersburg-Waynesboro metro area means that it is drier than most places in Pennsylvania. The wettest season is Summer with 28% of yearly precipitation and 21% falls in Spring, which is the driest season. May is the wettest month in the Chambersburg-Waynesboro metro area with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.7 inches.
The humidity is usually comfortable in the Chambersburg-Waynesboro metro area 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.
An annual snowfall of 30.2 inches in the Chambersburg-Waynesboro metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania. February is the snowiest month in the Chambersburg-Waynesboro metro area with 9.6 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.