The Climate of Mid-Eastern PA

As part of the Mid-Eastern region of Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County enjoys summer temperatures averaging from the mid-70s to the low to mid-80s F. Average temperatures in the winter are in the low to mid-30s. The area receives 40 inches of rain annually on average and annual snowfall averages 51 inches. Seasonal changes in the Appalachian region are beautiful and provide many opportunities for enjoyment.

An average growing season of 168 days extends from April 29, the average date of the last freezing temperature in Spring, to October 14, which is the average date of the first freezing temperature in the fall. Snowfall in the area is generally uniform but varies considerably with the rise in terrain, particularly to the north and the south.

  • Average annual heating degree days — 6087 degree days with a base of 65°F
  • Average annual cooling degree days — 622 degree days with a base of 65°F
  • Mean number of clear days sunrise to sunset — 67.2 days
  • Mean number of partly cloudy days sunrise to sunset — 110.3 days
  • Mean number of cloudy days sunrise to sunset — 187.8 days
  • Wind mean speed — 7.8 mile per hour
  • Wind prevailing direction — West

Monthly Temperatures

Month Daily Max Daily Min Monthly Avg
January 33.3ºF 17.1ºF 25.2ºF
February 36.6ºF 19.2ºF 28.0ºF
March 47.7ºF 28.5ºF 38.1ºF
April 60.1ºF 38.1ºF 49.1ºF
May 71.1ºF 47.9ºF 59.5ºF
June 79.0ºF 56.6ºF 67.8ºF
July 83.1ºF 61.5ºF 72.3ºF
August 81.2ºF 60.5ºF 70.8ºF
September 73.8ºF 53.1ºF 63.5ºF
October 62.4ºF 41.6ºF 52.0ºF
November 49.9ºF 33.6ºF 41.8ºF
December 37.9ºF 23.9ºF 30.9ºF

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