Harrison, New Jersey 

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Climate in Harrison, New Jersey

Harrison, New Jersey gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Harrison averages 26 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 222 sunny days per year in Harrison. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Harrison gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 115 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 24
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 26 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Harrison is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in New Jersey.

7.3 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Harrison, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Harrison, New JerseyUnited States
  47.1 in.38.1 in.
  26.4 in.27.8 in.
  114.9 days106.2 days
  222 days205 days
  86.1°85.8°
  23.7°21.7°
  7.37
  3.74.3
  30 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 Harrison with an average high temperature of 86.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in New Jersey. In Harrison, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Harrison are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Harrison with an average of 23.7°. This is warmer than most places in New Jersey.


In Harrison, there are 21.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New Jersey.


In Harrison, there are 87.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New Jersey.


In Harrison, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in New Jersey.


July is the wettest month in Harrison with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.1 inches in Harrison means that it is drier than most places in New Jersey.


May is the rainiest month in Harrison with 10.7 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.1 rainy days. There are 114.9 rainy days annually in Harrison, which is less rainy than most places in New Jersey. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 26.4 inches in Harrison means that it is snowier than most places in New Jersey. February is the snowiest month in Harrison with 8.2 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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