Oelwein, Iowa 

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Climate in Oelwein, Iowa

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

Oelwein averages 35 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 192 sunny days per year in Oelwein. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Oelwein gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 108 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 7
Rain: averages 37 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 35 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Oelwein is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Iowa.

6.7 / 10
June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Oelwein, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Oelwein, IowaUnited States
  36.8 in.38.1 in.
  34.6 in.27.8 in.
  108.0 days106.2 days
  192 days205 days
  82.4°85.8°
  6.6°21.7°
  6.77
  44.3
  1040 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 Oelwein with an average high temperature of 82.4°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Iowa. In Oelwein, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Oelwein are June, August and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Oelwein with an average of 6.6°. This is colder than most places in Iowa.


In Oelwein, there are 4.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Iowa.


In Oelwein, there are 155.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Iowa.


In Oelwein, there are 23.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Iowa.


July is the wettest month in Oelwein with 5.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 41% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 36.8 inches in Oelwein means that it is wetter than most places in Iowa.


May is the rainiest month in Oelwein with 12.4 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 6.1 rainy days. There are 108.0 rainy days annually in Oelwein, which is rainier than most places in Iowa. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 34.6 inches in Oelwein means that it is snowier than most places in Iowa. January is the snowiest month in Oelwein with 9.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 6/5/2009
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