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Climate & Environment
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Climate & Environment


Climate
Holmes County residents and vistors enjoy the variety of four very distinct seasons made possible by the regions humid continential climate (i.e. a temperate zone characterized by the conflict existing between polar and tropical air masses). The resulting variable weather patterns and large seasonal temperature variances of East Central, Ohio create drama and spendlor thoroughout the year.

Winter: East Central Ohio winters are characteristically mild despite being apart of the Great Lakes Region.  Average monthly high temperatures range from 33° F to 47°F with an average monthy snowfall of nearly eight inches.     
 
Spring: Out with the cold and gray of winter, enter Spring.  Spring in Holmes County is a period of rejuvenation.  Starting in mid-March warmer, confrontable temperatures combined with plentiful rainfall (a per month average of 3.53 inches) turn the foliage green and prompt area vegetation to root, bud and blossom.  The change in weather causes residents to head outdoors to plant gardens, partake in recreation, and otherwise enjoy the season.    

Summer: Long, warm, sunny days and pleasant nights are characteristic of an Ohio summer.  The average high seasonal temperature is 78° F with an average total precipation of 11.41 inches.  Summer in Holmes County also marks the height of tourism season with an anticipated 2.5 million visitors entering the county from June to September.  In addition summer is a celebratory time as many of the small villages throughout the county play host to a number of festivals and community events.  

Fall: A Holmes County fall is marked with a brilliant array of colors.  The cooler, dryer conditions set the stage for the changing and falling of leaves as well as the preparation of crops for harvest.  Threshing machinery, both new and old, is commonly spotted in the fields thoroughout the county during this time in year.  The rural Ohio fall
display is exceptionally unique.