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The Fourth of July

Fireworks, food, and fun - the Fourth of July is almost here! Here’s a look at average conditions on Independence Day at the 35 major climate sites based on each site’s period of record.

precip probability

The probability of measurable precipitation (0.01 inches) on July 4. Click to enlarge.

If you don’t want it to rain on your parade, go to Concord, NH, or Worcester, MA, where the historical probability of measurable precipitation is 28%. Grab the umbrella before heading out to festivities in Elkins, WV, where there’s a 49% chance of measurable precipitation. While there’s only a 31% chance of precipitation at Kennedy Airport, NY, the site is home to the soggiest celebration - it got 3.06" of rain on July 4, 1981.

max temp table

Average max temperature and highest max temperature on July 4.

Hot dogs on the grill may not be the only thing sizzling in Washington, D.C., or Charleston, WV. That’s because Washington, D.C.’s average max temperature on Independence Day is 86.4°F and Charleston, WV, had the highest temperature, 108°F on July 4, 1931. Looking for a place to chill for the holiday? Caribou, ME, is a great place due to its average min temperature of 53.7°F. It’s also the coolest spot in terms of lowest temperature, dipping to 39°F in 1982.

min temp table

Average min temperature and lowest min temperature on July 4.