Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

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Climate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, Iowa gets 36 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Cedar Rapids averages 28 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 193 sunny days per year in Cedar Rapids. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Cedar Rapids gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 105 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 11
Rain: averages 36 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 28 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Cedar Rapids is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Iowa.

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September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Cedar Rapids, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Cedar Rapids, IowaUnited States
  36.0 in.38.1 in.
  28.3 in.27.8 in.
  105.0 days106.2 days
  193 days205 days
  84.1°85.8°
  11.4°21.7°
  6.97
  3.64.3
  807 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 Cedar Rapids with an average high temperature of 84.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Iowa. In Cedar Rapids, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Cedar Rapids are September, June and August.


In Cedar Rapids, there are 12.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Iowa.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Cedar Rapids with an average of 11.4°. This is warmer than most places in Iowa.


In Cedar Rapids, there are 141.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Iowa.


In Cedar Rapids, there are 15.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Iowa.


The humidity is usually comfortable in Cedar Rapids but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.


June is the wettest month in Cedar Rapids with 4.9 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 36.0 inches in Cedar Rapids means that it is about average compared to other places in Iowa.


June is the rainiest month in Cedar Rapids with 11.5 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 6.2 rainy days. There are 105.0 rainy days annually in Cedar Rapids, which is rainier than most places in Iowa. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 28.3 inches in Cedar Rapids means that it is less snowy than most places in Iowa. December is the snowiest month in Cedar Rapids with 8.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Cedar Rapids    39 Reviews
    If you like windy, nasty winters.... - 2/22/2022
    My biggest gripe is the winter weather and more specifically the wind. The wind does not stop blowing the entire winter. It starts around November when NW winds start... Read More

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    Racist and cursed - 11/2/2021
    Such a horrible place. The racism is too much. You cant even take a walk to the park without hearing a racial insult thrown at you. You cant even go to the store... Read More

    Great place to live, average place to visit. :) - 4/27/2021
    I grew up here, moved away, came back to raise my family and have been back since 1993. I love this city!!! There is SOOO much to do. There are 3-4 community theatre... Read More


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