Groton, New York 

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Climate in Groton, New York

Groton, New York gets 40 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Groton averages 74 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 Groton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Groton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 159 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 78 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 13
Rain: averages 40 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 74 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Groton is 6.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in New York.

6.2 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Groton, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Groton, New YorkUnited States
  40.0 in.38.1 in.
  74.1 in.27.8 in.
  159.0 days106.2 days
  155 days205 days
  78.4°85.8°
  12.8°21.7°
  6.27
  3.24.3
  997 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 Groton with an average high temperature of 78.4°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in New York. In Groton, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Groton are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Groton with an average of 12.8°. This is colder than most places in New York.


In Groton, there are 2.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New York.


In Groton, there are 154.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New York.


In Groton, there are 8.1 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 Groton with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 40.0 inches in Groton means that it is drier than most places in New York.


January is the rainiest month in Groton with 16.2 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 11.1 rainy days. There are 159.0 rainy days annually in Groton, which is rainier than most places in New York. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 74.1 inches in Groton means that it is snowier than most places in New York. January is the snowiest month in Groton with 18.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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