Seasons in the USA


United States of America is a huge country with a great variety of climatic conditions. Heading from north to south or from west to east of country one can face both severe frosts and debilitating heat.

Variety of American culture is defined by regions with mixture of several nationalities. Despite the season United States always can impress one with its greatness. The American state is located in three climatic zones therefore it cannot be associated with a single distinctive landscape. The great plains are affected by desert climate, California luxuriates in soft and warm Mediterranean weather conditions and people of snow-covered Alaska are able to admire the aurora.


Weather and Climate

Climate-Different Major US Cities & States:
U.S. Cities:
New York
Los Angeles
Chicago
San Francisco
Miami
U.S. States:
Alaska
Washington (State)
Michigan
Maine
Hawaii

Spring in the USA

Like on other continents spring in US comes according to calendar rules. Spring Festival is greeted with inherent to American nation joy and enthusiasm. Nature usually starts to wake between the ending of March and the beginning of April. The rich flora and fauna easily shakes off the compacted snow blanket and enjoys a gentle sun.

Average temperatures of US’s spring months are 53 °F (12 °C) in March, 64 °F (18 °C) in April and 71 °F (22 °C) in May. The general state of weather is slightly unstable so by the end of April some areas may face temperature drop or even thunderstorms. However, spring is considered the most suitable time of year for tourists wishing to learn the culture and the nature of this great country.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: 54 °F (+12 °C)
Min average t°: 36 °F (+2 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 3.7" (95 mm)
April
Max average t°: 66 °F (+19 °C)
Min average t°: 46 °F (+8 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.3" (85 mm)
May
Max average t°: 75 °F (+24 °C)
Min average t°: 55 °F (+13 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 4.1" (105 mm)

(Washington, D.C.)

Spring Holidays

March 1st: National Women of Color Day.
March 17: St.Patrick 's Day.

April 1: April Fools' Day.
April 22: International Earth Day.
April 24: Orthodox Easter and Catholic Easter.
April 30: Vietnam War Veterans Day.

May 1st: Bicycle blessing Day.
Second Sunday of May: Mother’s Day.
Last Monday of May: Day of Remembrance.

Summer in the USA

The summer period is considered the best time of the year, especially in the regions between Portland and Connecticut. Comfortable climatic conditions are created by favorable combination of high air temperature and humidity.

North-East of country is usually have a dry and windless weather. Average temperature in this region is 80 °F (27 °C). But, like during other seasons of a year, weather is not the same everywhere. Locals and visitors country, however, can enjoy comfortable swimming in the Atlantic or other ponds throughout the whole summer. Water is usually warms up to 70 °F (21 °C).


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: 84 °F (+29 °C)
Min average t°: 64 °F (+18 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.5" (90 mm)
July
Max average t°: 88 °F (+31 °C)
Min average t°: 70 °F (+21 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 4.3" (110 mm)
August
Max average t°: 86 °F (+30 °C)
Min average t°: 68 °F (+20 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 4.7" (120 mm)

(Washington, D.C.)

Summer Holidays

June 14: Day of the American flag.
Third Sunday of June: Father’s Day.

July 4: Independence Day.
July 18: National Day of Hot Dog.

August 4: Coast Guard Day.
August 6: Day of Remembrance of the victims of the bombing in Hiroshima.
August 9: Day of Protection from Forest Fire.
August 26: Women's Equality Day.

Autumn in the USA

Americans can enjoy a climatic event called "Indian Summer". In some southern states this is even the occasion for themed festivities. Also autumn is a time for celebration of Thanksgiving and Halloween.

Autumn is a truly universal season and it indicates the peak of tourist influx to the country. Average air temperature in southern states in September reaches up to 77 °F (25 °C). By the end of November it usually drops to about 50 °F (10 °C). This is the time when flora of New England, New York, Louisiana, Carolina, and the Rockies can please each connoisseur of American’s autumn glory. Usually in the fall there is the least amount of precipitation. Same time California still enjoys a beach season while the Northern part of part of country is having fun with first snow.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: 79 °F (+26 °C)
Min average t°: 61 °F (+16°C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.9" (100 mm)
October
Max average t°: 68 °F (+20 °C)
Min average t°: 50 °F (+10 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 3.1" (80 mm)
November
Max average t°: 57 °F (+14 °C)
Min average t°: 39 °F (+4 °C)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 2.9" (75 mm)

(Washington, D.C.)

Autumn Holidays

First Monday of September: Labor Day.
September 22: American Business Women's Day.

October 18: Alaska Day.
October 31: Halloween (Samhain), Nevada Day.
Third Thursday of October: International No Smoking Day.
Second Monday of October: Columbus Day.

November 11: Veterans Day.
Fourth Thursday of November: Thanksgiving Day.

Winter in the USA

There is no possibility to spot accurate average temperature of winter; US territory is too large for this. So, in Miami in December temperature can reach mark of 71 °F (22 °C) while in Chicago or Minneapolis mark of a thermometer won’t rise above 23 °F (-5 °C). Simultaneously Texas is having mild winter while the Gulf Coast faces severe climatic conditions.

Winter is the time for Christmas Celebrations. Locals are having a special joy during winter holidays. This is the time for presents, exciting trips to unique places and lots of other entertainment. This period is a real fairytale on the vast continent.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: 46 °F (+8 °C)
Min average t°: 30 °F (-1 °C)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 2.9" (75 mm)
January
Max average t°: 44°F (+7 °C)
Min average t°: 30 °F (-1 °C)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 3.3" (85 mm)
February
Max average t°: 46 °F (+8 °C)
Min average t°: 30 °F (-1 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: E" (2.8 mm)

(Washington, D.C.)

Winter Holidays

December 25: Christmas.

January 1st: New Year.
January 16: Religious Freedom Day in the United States
Third Monday of January: Martin Luther King Day.
January 20: Inauguration Day.

February 1st: National Freedom Day in the United States.
February 2: Groundhog Day.
February 14: St. Valentine's Day.
February 17: Day of spontaneous acts of kindness.
Third Monday of February: President's day.