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Columbus, Ohio, gets 40 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 22 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 123.

On average, there are 178 sunny days per year in Columbus, Ohio. The July high is around 85 degrees. The January low is 20. Sperling's comfort index for Columbus is a 49 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

  CLIMATEColumbus, OhioUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)  39.639.2
  Snowfall (in.)  22.225.8
  Precipitation Days  123102
  Sunny Days  178205
  Avg. July High  85.386.1
  Avg. Jan. Low  20.422.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)  4954
  UV Index  5.64.3
  Elevation ft.  7991,443


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the city is expanding in both urban and exurban areas. many affordable and alternative housing options. like the entire midwest, a wonderful place if you dont mind the... (read more)
Air is horrible!!!
Well I moved here toward the end of June from an area that has a 50 air quality, to 12 here in Columbus. It is very suffocating and clausterphobic. I feel like I am... (read more)
Not exciting weather - which is a good thing
Like many other aspects of living in this city, the weather is not extreme. Not overly cold in the winter nor overly hot in the summer; few major weather events. If you... (read more)
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have lived in Columbus for about 9 yrs now. Moved here because my husband was born & raised here and had good memories of the place from the '70's. I can't stand this... (read more)
Just the Right Size
Columbus may not be the biggest city but it certainly isn't the smallest. For comparison, I have spent time in both Chicago and Dayton, cities on either side of the... (read more)
Depends on what you're looking for, but it's not a
Columbus is a great size, it's affordable, it has a lot of opportunities, some arts & culture, a lot of college related sports, and a few other professional athletic... (read more)
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