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  • Sailboats, Back Creek, Annapolis, Maryland, October 2008. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

    [photo, Murals on a sunny day, Wells St. at Hanover St., Baltimore, Maryland] Weather in Maryland is fairly mild year round, though temperatures vary between areas of the State. Variances in temperature can be accredited to elevation, and coastal area. One example of this is the temperature differences recorded between the Savage River Dam in Garrett County, and Royal Oak on the Eastern Shore. Located between the towns of Accident and Westernport, Savage River Dam is 1,495 feet above sea level. Near Easton in Talbot County, Royal Oak's average elevation is only ten feet above sea level. In January, Marylandís coldest month, average temperature for the two locales differs noticeably. Royal Oak's mean temperature is 36.1 degrees Fahrenheit, while that for Savage River Dam averages 26.2 degrees. This discrepancy continues in July, the warmest month, when mean temperatures are 69.7 Fahrenheit for Savage River Dam, and 78.6 degrees for Royal Oak.

    Murals on a sunny day, Wells St. at Hanover St., Baltimore, Maryland, July 2003. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

    Summer Weather. In summer, the average temperature is 72.7 degrees Fahrenheit. Maryland summers vary from mild to hot, with greater levels of humidity in eastern and southern areas.

    Winter Weather. In winter, the temperature averages 34.1 degrees. The Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland remain cool, while western counties experience colder weather, and more snow.

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