Buffalo, New York 

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Climate in Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, New York gets 39 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Buffalo averages 85 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 155 sunny days per year in Buffalo. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Buffalo gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 164 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 39 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 85 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Buffalo is 6.4 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in New York.

6.4 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Buffalo, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Buffalo, New YorkUnited States
  38.5 in.38.1 in.
  84.8 in.27.8 in.
  163.9 days106.2 days
  155 days205 days
  80.8°85.8°
  17.3°21.7°
  6.47
  3.34.3
  600 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 Buffalo with an average high temperature of 80.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New York. In Buffalo, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Buffalo are August, June and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Buffalo with an average of 17.3°. This is about average compared to other places in New York.


In Buffalo, there are 3.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New York.


In Buffalo, there are 130.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in New York.


In Buffalo, there are 3.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in New York.


November is the wettest month in Buffalo with 3.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.3 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 29% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 38.5 inches in Buffalo means that it is drier than most places in New York.


January is the rainiest month in Buffalo with 18.9 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 10.2 rainy days. There are 163.9 rainy days annually in Buffalo, which is rainier than most places in New York. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 84.8 inches in Buffalo means that it is snowier than most places in New York. January is the snowiest month in Buffalo with 23.8 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Buffalo    82 Reviews
    Hype - 5/4/2019
    The average low temperature is 40 degrees and even in the summer you need a long sleeve shirt at night, with the exception of a handful of days. The city and surrounding... Read More

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    Friendly place with better weather than you think - 4/18/2019
    I am a current resident of Buffalo. I grew up outside Buffalo proper (by the Bills stadium), lived in the West Side for a few years, left the area for almost a decade,... Read More

    Friendly place with better weather than you think - 4/18/2019
    I am a current resident of Buffalo. I grew up outside Buffalo proper (by the Bills stadium), lived in the West Side for a few years, left the area for almost a decade,... Read More


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