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Iowa City, IA vs Albany, NY

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Highlights

On average, there are 182 sunny days per year in Albany. Iowa City averages 199 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Albany, New York gets 39.5 inches of rain, on average, per year. Iowa City, Iowa gets 36.9 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Albany averages 51.6 inches of snow per year. Iowa City averages 26.8 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Albany, New York
Summer High:
the July high is around 83.2 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 14.5
Rain: averages 39.5 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 51.6 inches of snow a year

Iowa City, Iowa
Summer High:
the July high is around 85.1 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 13.3
Rain: averages 36.9 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 26.8 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Albany

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Albany is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in New York.

6.8 / 10
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Albany, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Iowa City

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Iowa City is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Iowa.

7 / 10
June, September and May are the most pleasant months in Iowa City, while January and December are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Iowa City, IA

5 AM PST

Widespread Frost then Sunny

36°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
Columbus DayWidespread Frost then Sunny57° / 45°SW 0 to 5 mph
TuesdayChance Showers And Thunderstorms then Partly Sunny56° / 41°W 10 to 20 mph
WednesdayPartly Sunny51° / 35°NW 10 to 15 mph
ThursdaySunny58° / 43°S 0 to 5 mph
FridayPartly Sunny then Slight Chance Rain Showers65° / 50°S 10 to 15 mph
SaturdaySlight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms66° / 52°SW 5 mph
SundayChance Showers And Thunderstorms66° / 52°S 5 to 15 mph

Today's Weather - Albany, NY

5 AM PST

Patchy Fog then Sunny

42°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
Columbus DayPatchy Fog then Sunny67° / 40°S 7 to 13 mph
TuesdaySunny59° / 39°SW 6 mph
WednesdayRain63° / 45°SE 6 to 15 mph
ThursdayLight Rain Likely then Chance Rain Showers55° / 43°W 12 to 17 mph
FridayPartly Sunny56° / 38°NW 8 to 12 mph
SaturdayMostly Sunny60° / 43°SW 3 mph
SundayMostly Sunny65° / 49°SW 3 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthIowa City, IAAlbany, NY
January30° / 13°32° / 15°
February35° / 18°36° / 17°
March48° / 28°45° / 26°
April62° / 40°59° / 37°
May73° / 50°70° / 47°
June82° / 60°79° / 57°
July85° / 64°83° / 62°
August83° / 62°81° / 60°
September76° / 53°74° / 52°
October64° / 41°61° / 40°
November48° / 30°49° / 32°
December33° / 17°37° / 22°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Iowa City / Albany
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 030 / 296 / 124 / 9
February0 / 025 / 256 / 93 / 6
March0 / 020 / 237 / 112 / 5
April0 / 06 / 810 / 120 / 1
May1 / 10 / 111 / 130 / 0
June4 / 20 / 011 / 120 / 0
July7 / 40 / 09 / 110 / 0
August4 / 20 / 09 / 110 / 0
September1 / 00 / 07 / 100 / 0
October0 / 05 / 68 / 110 / 0
November0 / 018 / 167 / 121 / 2
December0 / 028 / 267 / 114 / 6
July is the hottest month for Iowa City with an average high temperature of 85.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Iowa. In Iowa City, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Iowa City are September, June and August.

July is the hottest month for Albany with an average high temperature of 83.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in New York. In Albany, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Albany are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Iowa City with an average of 13.3°. This is warmer than most places in Iowa.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Albany with an average of 14.5°. This is colder than most places in New York.



In Iowa City, there are 16.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Iowa.

In Albany, there are 9.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New York.



In Iowa City, there are 133.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Iowa.

In Albany, there are 132.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in New York.



In Iowa City, there are 12.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Iowa.

In Albany, there are 7.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in New York.



July is the wettest month in Iowa City with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 39% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 36.9 inches in Iowa City means that it is wetter than most places in Iowa.


July is the wettest month in Albany with 4.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 39.5 inches in Albany means that it is drier than most places in New York.


May is the rainiest month in Iowa City with 11.2 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 5.5 rainy days. There are 98.0 rainy days annually in Iowa City, which is about average compared to other places in Iowa. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.

May is the rainiest month in Albany with 13.0 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.3 rainy days. There are 134.1 rainy days annually in Albany, which is about average compared to other places in New York. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 26.8 inches in Iowa City means that it is less snowy than most places in Iowa.

An annual snowfall of 51.6 inches in Albany means that it is about average compared to other places in New York.



December is the snowiest month in Iowa City with 8.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

January is the snowiest month in Albany with 15.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.


DID YOU KNOW?

Many people confuse Weather and Climate, but they are different. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, while Climate refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

Weather, more specifically, refers to how the atmosphere behaves and its effects on life and human activities. Most people think of Weather in terms of what can be observed: temperature, humidity, precipitation, and cloudy/sunny conditions. Weather conditions constantly change on a minute-to-minute basis.

Climate is a record of the average weather conditions for a given place over a long period of time, often referred to as Climate Normals. A 30-year period of record is a common requirement to be considered a Climate Normal.


Reviews for Iowa City    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't... Read More

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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

Reviews for Albany    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't... Read More

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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

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ZIPS IN IOWA CITY, IOWA
52240, 52245, 52246, 52242
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12203, 12208, 12206, 12209, 12210, 12202, 12222, 12207

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