The Albany, OR metro area is located in Oregon's Willamette Valley, 60 miles south of Portland. Albany is one of the smaller metros in the United States and is comprised of Linn county. It is also considered to be part of the larger Portland consolidated metro area.
The many benefits of living in the Albany metro include low crime, comfortable summers and low traffic. The region features nearby mountain terrain, which is a great recreation resource.
Some disadvantages of the Albany metro area include weak growth, rainy days and gloomy weather.
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Albany metro area is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Oregon. July, August and September are the most pleasant months, while December and January are the least comfortable months.
In the Albany metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85 degrees. The most pleasant months of the year for the Albany metro area are September, July and August. August is the hottest month for the Albany metro area with an average high temperature of 81.9 degrees, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Oregon. January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Albany metro area with an average of 33.8 degrees. This is about average compared to other places in Oregon.
The annual rainfall of 52.5 inches in the Albany metro area means that it is wetter than most places in Oregon. The wettest season is Spring with 41% of yearly precipitation and 7% falls in Autumn, which is the driest season. December is the wettest month in the Albany metro area with 8.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.7 inches.
Humidity in the Albany metro area is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.
An annual snowfall of 3.7 inches in the Albany metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Oregon. February is the snowiest month in the Albany metro area with 1.5 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.