Folsom, California 

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Climate in Folsom, California

Folsom, California gets 21 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 267 sunny days per year in Folsom. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Folsom gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 59 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 21 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Folsom, CaliforniaUnited States
  20.8 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  58.6 days106.2 days
  267 days205 days
  93.9°85.8°
  39.2°21.7°
  8.37
  5.24.3
  220 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 Folsom with an average high temperature of 93.9°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in California. In Folsom, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Folsom are October, May and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Folsom with an average of 39.2°. This is warmer than most places in California.


In Folsom, there are 76.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in California.


In Folsom, there are 7.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.


In Folsom, 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 Folsom with 4.0 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 20.8 inches in Folsom means that it is about average compared to other places in California.


January is the rainiest month in Folsom with 10.1 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.0 rainy days. There are 58.6 rainy days annually in Folsom, which is about average compared to other places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 49% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 3% chance of a rainy day.


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





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    Reviews for Folsom    15 Reviews
    FOLSOM WEATHER - 8/5/2015
    Folsom has the worst air quality of any city in the Sacramento region per Sac Metro Air Quality Management. Do not move there if u have any respiratory issues, or u like... Read More

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    Folsom is a great town - 7/20/2013
    Folsom is a great little town of about 70,000 people. A half hour from Sacramento, an hour and a half from Tahoe, it sits in a good location at about 320 feet altitude.... Read More

    Air quality is poor, unfortunately - 5/31/2012
    I think Folsom is ideal in many ways but it shares Sacramento's lousy air quality (1.5 out of 100 per this site). Sometimes it's worse than Sacramento when a smog... Read More


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