Mason City, Iowa 

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Climate in Mason City, Iowa

Mason City, Iowa gets 35 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Mason City averages 39 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 Mason City. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Mason City gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 102 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 6
Rain: averages 35 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 39 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Mason City is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Iowa.

6.6 / 10
June, August and July are the most pleasant months in Mason City, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Mason City, IowaUnited States
  35.1 in.38.1 in.
  39.1 in.27.8 in.
  101.6 days106.2 days
  188 days205 days
  82.0°85.8°
  6.3°21.7°
  6.67
  3.84.3
  1132 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 Mason City with an average high temperature of 82.0°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Iowa. In Mason City, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Mason City are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Mason City with an average of 6.3°. This is one of the coldest places in Iowa.


In Mason City, there are 8.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Iowa.


In Mason City, there are 160.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Iowa.


In Mason City, there are 26.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Iowa.


June is the wettest month in Mason City with 5.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 35.1 inches in Mason City means that it is drier than most places in Iowa.


May is the rainiest month in Mason City with 11.5 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 5.8 rainy days. There are 101.6 rainy days annually in Mason City, which is rainier than most places in Iowa. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 39.1 inches in Mason City means that it is one of the snowiest places in Iowa. December is the snowiest month in Mason City with 9.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Mason City    8 Reviews
    Looking to Relocate to Mason City?? - 1/17/2013
    I am from the area originally and have lived several places. I recently moved back from Arizona. I moved back to help with my elderly parents. If I did not have... Read More

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    Hell would be nicer!!! - 6/17/2012
    Where to begin?? Murder,arson,abductions,beastialty,gang killings,meth labs,pantie thiefs. High utility bills, no jobs, corrupt police, evil judges, minus 40 below wind... Read More

    Isolation & Bad Weather - 7/12/2011
    Unless you have a tie to Mason City, such as family, don't even consider this desolate town. The population is declining rapidly for a reason. You are on an island,... Read More


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