New Hampshire has a humid continental short summer climate, with cool summers and long cold winters. Some of the longest and severest winters in the eastern United States occur in the Presidential Range of north central New Hampshire. The highest wind velocity on record, 372 km/h (231 mph), was recorded on Mount Washington.
The coldest parts of the state are in the White Mountains and the extreme north. Average January temperatures range from about -11°C (about 12°F) along the Canadian border to about -3°C (about 26°F) along the coast. July temperatures range from about 17°C (about 63°F) in the mountains to about 21°C (about 70°F) in the south.
Precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year over most of the state. However, the higher peaks of the White Mountains have heavy rainfall during summer. For most of the state the average annual precipitation is about 1,020 mm (about 40 in), although the White Mountains receive about 1,170 mm (about 46 in). Heavy snowfalls are common in winter. The growing season averages about 120 days throughout most of the state. Concord in the Merrimack River valley has a growing season of about 150 days. However, the extreme north has less than 100 days. © "United States" © Emmanuel Buchot and Encarta
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