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Weather & Seasons

Official Travel Information

The United States is a very large country, and climates and weather can vary greatly by season and location.

  • Summer: June - August
  • Fall: September - November
  • Winter: December - February
  • Spring: March - May 

During summer, northern states enjoy warm — even hot — days and cooler mornings and nights, while southern states and tropical areas experience very hot temperatures.

In the fall, temperatures begin to cool down around the country. This is a welcome season in northern regions, where leaves change to beautiful shades of red, yellow and orange.

Winter is fairly mild in the southern states, while the northern, northeastern, midwestern, western mountains and Great Plains regions often encounter snow and colder temperatures.

During the spring, temperatures begin to warm up and thunderstorms and rainstorms are common across the country into the summer months.