Elmira, New York 

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Climate in Elmira, New York

Elmira, New York gets 35 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Elmira averages 40 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 164 sunny days per year in Elmira. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Elmira gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 135 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 14
Rain: averages 35 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 40 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Elmira is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in New York.

6.7 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Elmira, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Elmira, New YorkUnited States
  35.2 in.38.1 in.
  40.1 in.27.8 in.
  134.7 days106.2 days
  164 days205 days
  82.3°85.8°
  14.0°21.7°
  6.77
  3.34.3
  853 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 Elmira with an average high temperature of 82.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in New York. In Elmira, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Elmira are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Elmira with an average of 14.0°. This is colder than most places in New York.


In Elmira, there are 9.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New York.


In Elmira, there are 156.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New York.


In Elmira, there are 8.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in New York.


June is the wettest month in Elmira with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 32% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 35.2 inches in Elmira means that it is one of the driest places in New York.


May is the rainiest month in Elmira with 12.8 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.1 rainy days. There are 134.7 rainy days annually in Elmira, which is rainier than most places in New York. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 40.1 inches in Elmira means that it is about average compared to other places in New York. January is the snowiest month in Elmira with 10.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Elmira    10 Reviews
    Clean up - 7/1/2021
    Elmira looks like the armpit of the earth. What happened? This could be gorgeous and has such potential. Heck, you've got Mark Twain's grave here, in a historic... Read More

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    Great place - 1/3/2018
    I have been living in elmira for 17 years and it is a great place to live i feel safe almost all the time i run the streets with my friends, go hiking, bike riding there... Read More

    ELMIRA - 11/30/2015
    JUST NEEDED TO SAY THAT ELMIRA IS A DISGUSTING HOLE IN THE WORLD AND ITS RUN BY WILD MONKEES THAT ARE RUDE , DISGUSTING , ILLITERATE AND FILTHY PEOPLE THAT SHOW NO... Read More


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