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Climate in Hamilton, Iowa

Hamilton, Iowa gets 37 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 202 sunny days per year in Hamilton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Hamilton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 95 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 12
Rain: averages 37 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 28 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Hamilton 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 Hamilton, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Hamilton, IowaUnited States
  37.2 in.38.1 in.
  27.9 in.27.8 in.
  94.7 days106.2 days
  202 days205 days
  84.9°85.8°
  12.4°21.7°
  77
  44.3
  899 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 Hamilton with an average high temperature of 84.9°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Iowa. In Hamilton, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Hamilton are September, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Hamilton with an average of 12.4°. This is warmer than most places in Iowa.


In Hamilton, there are 14.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Iowa.


In Hamilton, there are 136.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Iowa.


In Hamilton, there are 14.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Iowa.


July is the wettest month in Hamilton with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 38% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 37.2 inches in Hamilton means that it is wetter than most places in Iowa.


May is the rainiest month in Hamilton with 11.3 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 5.2 rainy days. There are 94.7 rainy days annually in Hamilton, which is less rainy than most places in Iowa. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 27.9 inches in Hamilton means that it is less snowy than most places in Iowa. December is the snowiest month in Hamilton with 7.8 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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