Marion, Iowa 

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Climate in Marion, Iowa

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

Marion averages 27 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 188 sunny days per year in Marion. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Marion gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 109 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 37 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 27 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

6.9 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Marion, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Marion, IowaUnited States
  36.5 in.38.1 in.
  27.2 in.27.8 in.
  108.7 days106.2 days
  188 days205 days
  84.3°85.8°
  11.3°21.7°
  6.97
  3.64.3
  846 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 Marion with an average high temperature of 84.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Iowa. In Marion, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Marion are September, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Marion with an average of 11.3°. This is warmer than most places in Iowa.


In Marion, there are 13.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Iowa.


In Marion, there are 143.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Iowa.


In Marion, there are 15.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Iowa.


June is the wettest month in Marion 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 36.5 inches in Marion means that it is wetter than most places in Iowa.


May is the rainiest month in Marion with 11.8 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 6.6 rainy days. There are 108.7 rainy days annually in Marion, which is one of the rainiest places in Iowa. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 27.2 inches in Marion means that it is less snowy than most places in Iowa. January is the snowiest month in Marion with 7.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Marion    3 Reviews
    Good For Families, Bad For Entertainment - 5/22/2019
    I've lived in Marion for ~22 years now, and it has its pros (+) and cons (-): + Marion is one of the safest places to live in the country. + The cost of living vs... Read More

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    A good place to live - 12/16/2010
    Marion is clean, affordable and has one of the lowest crime rates in the state. The people here are friendly and helpful. Marion shares a border with Cedar Rapids... Read More

    Marion Iowa: The place for now and the future - 4/15/2010
    Marion is one of the fastest growing communities in Iowa. We have a highly educated workforce, affordable housing, low crime and excellent education. Plus, there is much... Read More


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