Columbia, Connecticut 

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Climate in Columbia, Connecticut

Columbia, Connecticut gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Columbia averages 34 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 190 sunny days per year in Columbia. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Columbia gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 122 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 34 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Columbia is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.

7 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Columbia, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Columbia, ConnecticutUnited States
  49.8 in.38.1 in.
  33.6 in.27.8 in.
  121.6 days106.2 days
  190 days205 days
  80.3°85.8°
  16.6°21.7°
  77
  3.64.3
  518 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 Columbia with an average high temperature of 80.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Connecticut. In Columbia, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Columbia are August, June and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Columbia with an average of 16.6°. This is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.


In Columbia, there are 3.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Connecticut.


In Columbia, there are 133.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Connecticut.


In Columbia, there are 2.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.


October is the wettest month in Columbia with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.3 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 26% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 49.8 inches in Columbia means that it is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.


May is the rainiest month in Columbia with 12.1 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.1 rainy days. There are 121.6 rainy days annually in Columbia, which is rainier than most places in Connecticut. 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 33.6 inches in Columbia means that it is about average compared to other places in Connecticut. January is the snowiest month in Columbia with 9.6 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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