Average Weather in Randallstown Maryland, United States
In Randallstown, the summers are warm and humid, the winters are very cold and windy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 27°F to 87°F and is rarely below 14°F or above 95°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Randallstown for warm-weather activities is from early August to late September.
The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 29 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 87°F and low of 71°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from December 1 to March 6, with an average daily high temperature below 50°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 27°F and high of 40°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
Average Hourly Temperature
In Randallstown, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Randallstown begins around June 30 and lasts for 4.4 months, ending around November 12. On September 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 65% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 35% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 12 and lasts for 7.6 months, ending around June 30. On January 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 53% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 47% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Randallstown varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from April 1 to August 27, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on July 14.
The drier season lasts 7.1 months, from August 27 to April 1. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on October 20.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 38% on July 14.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Randallstown experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Randallstown. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 27, with an average total accumulation of 3.6 inches.
The least rain falls around January 29, with an average total accumulation of 1.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Randallstown experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from November 20 to March 28, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 29, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.8 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from March 28 to November 20. The least snow falls around July 26, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Randallstown varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 24 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:39 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 58 minutes later at 7:37 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:43 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 54 minutes later at 8:38 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Randallstown during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Randallstown experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from May 26 to September 25, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 15% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 29, with muggy conditions 60% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 11, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Randallstown experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from October 23 to May 9, with average wind speeds of more than 8.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.4 months, from May 9 to October 23. The calmest day of the year is August 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Randallstown varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 3.6 weeks, from March 8 to April 2, with a peak percentage of 32% on March 10. The wind is most often from the west for 1.2 months, from April 2 to May 9; for 1.0 months, from June 23 to July 24; and for 4.9 months, from October 10 to March 8, with a peak percentage of 35% on July 6. The wind is most often from the south for 1.5 months, from May 9 to June 23 and for 2.5 months, from July 24 to October 10, with a peak percentage of 35% on August 16.
Randallstown is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.3 months, from June 23 to October 1, with an average temperature above 69°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 12, with an average temperature of 77°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.6 months, from December 18 to April 6, with an average temperature below 44°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 10, with an average temperature of 36°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Randallstown throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Randallstown for general outdoor tourist activities is from early August to late September, with a peak score in the first week of September.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Randallstown for hot-weather activities is from late June to early September, with a peak score in the last week of July.
The growing season in Randallstown typically lasts for 7.4 months (228 days), from around March 30 to around November 13, rarely starting before March 13 or after April 16, and rarely ending before October 26 or after December 2.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Randallstown should appear around March 28, only rarely appearing before March 12 or after April 13.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from April 28 to August 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 23, with an average of 6.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 6 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 1.9 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Randallstown are 39.367 deg latitude, -76.795 deg longitude, and 489 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Randallstown contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 322 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 507 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (751 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,136 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Randallstown is covered by artificial surfaces (68%), trees (18%), and cropland (14%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (43%) and trees (40%), and within 50 miles by cropland (39%) and trees (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Randallstown, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Randallstown.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Randallstown according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Randallstown is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Randallstown and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Baltimore, Inner Harbor (49%, 19 kilometers, southeast); Carroll County Regional Airport/Jack B Poage Field (28%, 32 kilometers, northwest); and Montgomery County Airpark (23%, 39 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .