Modesto, California 

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Climate in Modesto, California

Modesto, California gets 13 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Modesto averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 260 sunny days per year in Modesto. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Modesto gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 56 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 94 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 39
Rain: averages 13 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Modesto is 8.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

8.3 / 10
October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Modesto, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Modesto, CaliforniaUnited States
  12.9 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  55.8 days106.2 days
  260 days205 days
  93.8°85.8°
  38.9°21.7°
  8.37
  5.14.3
  89 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Modesto with an average high temperature of 93.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in California. In Modesto, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Modesto are October, May and April.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Modesto with an average of 38.6°. This is about average compared to other places in California.


In Modesto, there are 78.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in California.


In Modesto, there are 10.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.


In Modesto, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in California.


January is the wettest month in Modesto with 2.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 55% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.9 inches in Modesto means that it is drier than most places in California.


January is the rainiest month in Modesto with 9.7 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.1 rainy days. There are 55.8 rainy days annually in Modesto, which is about average compared to other places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 51% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 2% chance of a rainy day.


There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Modesto, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Modesto.





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    Reviews for Modesto    32 Reviews
    Its alright! - 6/29/2017
    I was born and raised in Modesto. Lived here for 20 + years. This town is alright. Summer gets way too hot reaching 115 degrees sometimes while winter will hit us with... Read More

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    A town with lots to offer - 12/17/2016
    Modesto Ca is a place that offers quite a bit. Lots of cultural opportunities, like the Gallo Center, Mchenry Museum. Fun activities plenty of parks and a safe place... Read More

    A Modesto resident's impressions: - 1/24/2015
    Hi...I've lived in Modesto for ~16years and live in a newer middle class neighborhood. Shopping for lifes necesities is convienent to most neighborhoods, schools all... Read More


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