Buffalo, NY has a humid continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. It is known for its heavy snowfall, which can be upwards of 100 inches per year! The city lies in a snowbelt area that often sees lake effect snow that creates some of the most extreme winter weather conditions in the country. During the summer months, temperatures are usually mild and comfortable with highs around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Overall, Buffalo has a diverse range of temperatures and precipitation throughout the year.
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.
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.
9.3 / 3.5
Summer / Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Buffalo, while January and December are the least comfortable months.