Beacon, New York 

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Climate in Beacon, New York

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

Beacon averages 37 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 167 sunny days per year in Beacon. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Beacon gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 120 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 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 37 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Beacon is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in New York.

7.1 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Beacon, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Beacon, New YorkUnited States
  47.4 in.38.1 in.
  36.5 in.27.8 in.
  119.6 days106.2 days
  167 days205 days
  84.3°85.8°
  18.0°21.7°
  7.17
  3.64.3
  135 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 Beacon with an average high temperature of 84.3°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in New York. In Beacon, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Beacon are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Beacon with an average of 18.0°. This is warmer than most places in New York.


In Beacon, there are 13.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in New York.


In Beacon, there are 122.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New York.


In Beacon, there are 3.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in New York.


October is the wettest month in Beacon with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.4 inches in Beacon means that it is wetter than most places in New York.


May is the rainiest month in Beacon with 11.9 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.3 rainy days. There are 119.6 rainy days annually in Beacon, which is less rainy than most places in New York. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 36.5 inches in Beacon means that it is about average compared to other places in New York. January is the snowiest month in Beacon with 12.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Beacon    11 Reviews
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    All that glitters... - 8/8/2010
    The person that called Beacon a jewel yet to be polished,got it somewhat right. There is A LOT of polishing that needs to be done however! In addition to the drug... Read More

    Not All It's Cracked Up to Be - 8/8/2010
    The person that called this place a jewel that needs to be polished got it somewhat right. It could be a jewel if not for the drug addicts,drug dealers, and bums hanging... Read More


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