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Iowa City, Iowa, gets 37 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 27 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 68.

On average, there are 199 sunny days per year in Iowa City, Iowa. The July high is around 85 degrees. The January low is 14. Sperling's comfort index for Iowa City is a 36 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

  CLIMATEIowa City, IowaUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)  36.653739.2
  Snowfall (in.)  27.037325.8
  Precipitation Days  67.5102
  Sunny Days  199205
  Avg. July High  85.162586.1
  Avg. Jan. Low  13.60122.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)  3654
  UV Index  44.3
  Elevation ft.  7091,443

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Not the worst place I've lived. - 8/9/2017
We lived in Iowa City for about 8 years. It has the benefits and pitfalls of most college towns. The University of Iowa brings with it great cultural events and a wide... (Read More)

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I don't know why people love Iowa City. It's awful - 1/22/2017
I am thankfully just finishing grad school and I can't get out of this place fast enough. Parking is a racket, the police are paid to waste the time of citizens, and the... (Read More)

Pricey is Right - 1/1/2014
As another reviewer mentioned, Iowa City is "pretty pricey". I don't have the figures to back up my claim, just experience as I have lived here and other towns around... (Read More)

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