The best times to visit Ashland for ideal weather are

April 30th to July 1st

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Ashland Travel Info

Weather in Ashland

Temperature

Average temperatures in Ashland vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 25th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Ashland, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 85.5°F (29.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.5°F (18.1°C) at night.

Ashland Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Ashland Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Ashland Perceived Temperature (F)

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Ashland Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Ashland Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 33 24.8 16.9
Feb 34.1 25.3 17.4
Mar 48.2 37.3 28.3
Apr 61.8 49.7 39
May 75.1 63 51.7
Jun 80.8 69.1 58.8
Jul 84.2 72.9 62.4
Aug 82.1 70.6 59.8
Sep 76.1 64 53.7
Oct 63.7 52.8 43.3
Nov 51.8 41.6 32.5
Dec 41.6 33.8 27.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 0.6 -4 -8.4
Feb 1.2 -3.7 -8.1
Mar 9 2.9 -2.1
Apr 16.6 9.8 3.9
May 23.9 17.2 10.9
Jun 27.1 20.6 14.9
Jul 29 22.7 16.9
Aug 27.8 21.4 15.4
Sep 24.5 17.8 12.1
Oct 17.6 11.6 6.3
Nov 11 5.3 0.3
Dec 5.3 1 -2.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ashland are August, February, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid August. For example, on the week of August 13th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early May with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of April 30th.

When can you find snow in Ashland? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Ashland is often around around February 12th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Ashland.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Ashland (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 23% 3.1 2.5
Feb 22% 3.8 2.9
Mar 26% 3.1 3.1
Apr 29% 2.2 4.9
May 30% 0 4.5
Jun 29% 0 5.6
Jul 23% 0 3.7
Aug 20% 0 2.8
Sep 24% 0 3.5
Oct 24% 0 3.7
Nov 23% 1.9 3.2
Dec 23% 2.2 3.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 23 7.9 6.4
Feb 22 9.7 7.4
Mar 26 7.9 7.9
Apr 29 5.6 12.4
May 30 0 11.4
Jun 29 0 14.2
Jul 23 0 9.4
Aug 20 0 7.1
Sep 24 0 8.9
Oct 24 0 9.4
Nov 23 4.8 8.1
Dec 23 5.6 8.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Ashland has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (55.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (74.1%).

Wind in Ashland is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by April and November. January’s average wind speed of around 9.5 knots (10.9 MPH or 17.6 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 17.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Ashland.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 9.5 Gentle breeze 15.7 Significant breeze
Feb 8.8 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Mar 8.6 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Apr 9.1 Gentle breeze 16.4 Significant breeze
May 7.1 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Jun 6.6 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Jul 5.6 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Aug 5.1 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 6 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Oct 7.8 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Nov 8.8 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Dec 8.4 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 68.3%
Feb 66.4%
Mar 61.4%
Apr 55.3%
May 59.4%
Jun 64.7%
Jul 66%
Aug 64.9%
Sep 66.3%
Oct 63.7%
Nov 60.1%
Dec 74.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Ashland?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Ashland, OH, US is March, followed by June and February. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Ashland in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 39 in November means 39% of the tourists vs. March.

 

 

Overall Ashland Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 80°F (26.7°C) and 37.9°F (3.3°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 8 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 6 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Ashland, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 80.6°F (27°C) and 45.5°F (7.5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 7 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Ashland to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 42.2°F (5.7°C) and 28.5°F (-1.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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