Gerlach, Nevada 

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Climate in Gerlach, Nevada

Gerlach, Nevada gets 15 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Gerlach averages 79 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 251 sunny days per year in Gerlach. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Gerlach gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 76 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 18
Rain: averages 15 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 79 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Gerlach ranks 73/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round 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.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Gerlach, NevadaUnited States
  15.1 in.38.1 in.
  79.4 in.27.8 in.
  75.6 days106.2 days
  251 days205 days
  84.0°85.8°
  18.3°21.7°
  7354
  5.14.3
  3944 ft.2443 ft.

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 Gerlach with an average high temperature of 84.0°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Nevada. In Gerlach, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Gerlach are September, June and August.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Gerlach with an average of 17.8°. This is colder than most places in Nevada.


In Gerlach, there are 13.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Nevada.


In Gerlach, there are 193.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Nevada.


In Gerlach, there are 6.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Nevada.


December is the wettest month in Gerlach with 2.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 33% of yearly precipitation and 13% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 15.1 inches in Gerlach means that it is wetter than most places in Nevada.


March is the rainiest month in Gerlach with 9.7 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 1.7 rainy days. There are 75.6 rainy days annually in Gerlach, which is one of the rainiest places in Nevada. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 34% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 12% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 79.4 inches in Gerlach means that it is one of the snowiest places in Nevada.



December is the snowiest month in Gerlach with 15.0 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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