“If you don't like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.” - Mark Twain

Salem Weather

The weather in New England is unique as Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twain, pointed out. We have also noted some interesting phenomena. Weather predicted for Boston does not necessarily happen exactly the same here. If you are coming to Salem, check the below forecasts for our weather.

We have noticed that rain predicted for the region doesn't necessarily happen here. Why? Well, some say it is the witches protecting us. They say that until we get a two-foot snowstorm and then it is said the witches are cursing us.

All of us have noticed that Salem has its own micro weather pattern. The ocean is to our east and the highway surrounds us to the north. The highway creates a heat barrier due to sun radiating off of the road and the heat generated from the vehicles. Weak storms tend to follow the highway and go north of us to the ocean. While Boston may be experiencing downpours, we might be just cloudy with a few scattered sprinkles.

If you are coming to our lovely city, don't be afraid of the weather forecast. It may not be as bad as you think. Maybe bring a few extra items just to be safe. But if you forget, we sell inexpensive umbrellas and ponchos. We don't soak you, but the rain will.

Nobody believes that Mr. Twain ever came to Salem, but we do believe that if he came here, he would have had some compelling words about our local weather.

Salem Historical Tours & Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour

8 Central Street, Salem, MA 01970

We are located downtown in the 1805 Custom House

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