Reno, Nevada 

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Climate in Reno, Nevada

Reno, Nevada gets 9 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Reno averages 22 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 252 sunny days per year in Reno. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Reno gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 51 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 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 24
Rain: averages 9 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 22 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Reno is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Nevada.

7.5 / 10
June, September and May are the most pleasant months in Reno, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Reno, NevadaUnited States
  8.9 in.38.1 in.
  21.9 in.27.8 in.
  51.2 days106.2 days
  252 days205 days
  90.6°85.8°
  23.7°21.7°
  7.57
  5.14.3
  4505 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 Reno with an average high temperature of 90.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Nevada. In Reno, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Reno are September, June and May.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Reno with an average of 23.6°. This is warmer than most places in Nevada.


In Reno, there are 41.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Nevada.


In Reno, there are 130.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Nevada.


In Reno, there are 0.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Nevada.


December is the wettest month in Reno with 1.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.2 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 42% of yearly precipitation and 11% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 8.9 inches in Reno means that it is about average compared to other places in Nevada.


February is the rainiest month in Reno with 6.9 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 1.8 rainy days. There are 51.2 rainy days annually in Reno, which is rainier than most places in Nevada. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 39% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 13% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 21.9 inches in Reno means that it is snowier than most places in Nevada. December is the snowiest month in Reno with 6.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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