Seasons in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is a big state, that is located in the United States of America. Saying more accurate, it covers Middle of Atlantic, Great Lakes region and North-Eastern areas. This state takes the 33 place in the list of the biggest states by area in the US and 5 place as the most inhabited state.

The Pearl of the State of Pennsylvania is one of the Great Lakes of North America. It is located in the northwest. This softens the state's continental climate. It is characterized by mild, wet winters and warm summers. There are about 10 tornadoes during the year. From southwest to northeast, the state is crossed by the Appalachian Mountains.


Seasons

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Spring in Pennsylvania

The difference in elevation from northeast to southwest makes Pennsylvania's climate extremely varied. In spring, the temperature depends more on geographic coordinates than on the date on the calendar. In the southwest, it quickly becomes warm and humid. In the northeast, spring starts 3-5 days later and lasts longer. By May, temperatures reach 60-65 °F (+15..+18 °C).

Tornadoes occur more often in spring. The locals are used to them. Spring is the best time to visit the museums of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia or the historic village of the early settlers. By the way, it was in Philadelphia that the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: 52 °F (+11 °C)
Min average t°: 34 °F (+1 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 4.1" (105 mm)
April
Max average t°: 64 °F (+18 °C)
Min average t°: 45 °F (+7 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.6" (92 mm)
May
Max average t°: 73 °F (+23 °C)
Min average t°: 55 °F (+12.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.7" (95 mm)

(Philadelphia)

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.

2nd Sunday of May: Mother’s Day.
last Monday in May: Memorial Day.
Good Friday (usually falls in March or April)

Summer in Pennsylvania

Summer in Pennsylvania is very pleasant. The temperature is kept between 68-86 °F (+20..+30 °C). In the southeast, due to the proximity of the ocean, the climate is hotter. The subtropics begin in the Philadelphia area. Summer temperatures are 3-5 °F. warmer than in the north. Sometimes there are cyclones that bring rainstorms from the Atlantic, but they do not cross the boundaries of the mountains. There may be floods on rivers. It gets colder at night in the mountains.

In Pennsylvania, everyone will find entertainment for themselves. Rivers and lakes attract fishing enthusiasts. You can swim in the lakes and some Fallingwater Falls. Hiking tourism is developed in the mountains. Great care must be taken there. Philadelphia is a fairytale city, a ceaseless celebration and an internationally renowned recreation and entertainment center.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: 81 °F (+27 °C)
Min average t°: 64 °F (+18 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 4.0" (101 mm)
July
Max average t°: 86 °F (+30 °C)
Min average t°: 69 °F (+20.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.9" (100 mm)
August
Max average t°: 84 °F (+29 °C)
Min average t°: 68 °F (+20 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.8" (96 mm)

(Philadelphia)

Summer Holidays

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

July 4: Independence Day.
August 26: Women's Equality Day.

Autumn in Pennsylvania

Autumn in Pennsylvania is truly golden. In September, the leaves of the trees turn yellow to red and purple. This time lasts until December. The temperature gradually drops from 65 ° F to 34 °F (+18°C to +1 °C).. This time is characterized by high humidity. At night in the mountains, temperatures drop below 32 °F  (0 °C).

There are many festivals dedicated to the fall theme: Apple Highland Orchards Fall, Autumn Leaves Festival, PA Apple & Cheese Festival, Pumpkinland Pumpkin Festival and Harvest Festival. The residents of the state just go for walks in the autumn forest and enjoy the views of nature.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: 78 °F (+25 °C)
Min average t°: 62 °F (+16.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 4.1" (103 mm)
October
Max average t°: 66 °F (+19 °C)
Min average t°: 51 °F (+10 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 3.6" (92 mm)
November
Max average t°: 55 °F (+13 °C)
Min average t°: 40 °F (+4.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 2.8" (72 mm)

(Philadelphia)

Autumn Holidays

1st Monday in September: Labor Day.

2nd Monday in October: Columbus Day.
October 31: Halloween (All Hallows' Eve)

1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday of November: Election Day
November 11: Veterans Day.
4th Thursday in November: Thanksgiving Day.

Winter in Pennsylvania

Winters in Pennsylvania are quite warm. The temperature stays around 27-32 °F  (-3°C.. 0 °C). It rains sometimes. There are frequent snowfalls in the Lake Erie area. Here, the rainfall rate is twice as high as in the central part of the state. Winter is much milder in the eastern part than in the western one. In the mountains, frosts reach -4-5 °F (-20 °C).

In the winter, Pennsylvania is a true alpine skiing and snowboarding area. The state has more than 10 state parks. There are places for camping, sports camps, ski resorts. For lovers of winter tourism, there are wooden campers. Entertainment - trout fishing, hunting, local sightseeing.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: 45 °F (+7 °C)
Min average t°: 32 °F (0 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Snowy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 4.0" (102 mm)
January
Max average t°: 40 °F (+4 °C)
Min average t°: 26 °F (-3 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Snowy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.3" (85 mm)
February
Max average t°: 43 °F ( +6 °C)
Min average t°: 27 °F (-2.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Snowy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.0" (76 mm)

(Philadelphia)

Winter Holidays

December 25: Christmas Day.

January 1: New Year’s Day.
January 20 every fourth year: Inauguration Day.
3rd Monday in January: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 14: St. Valentine's Day.
3rd Monday in February: Presidents’ Day.