Lancaster, New York 

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Climate in Lancaster, New York

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

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

On average, there are 157 sunny days per year in Lancaster. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lancaster gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 162 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 18
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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Lancaster, New YorkUnited States
  39.4 in.38.1 in.
  84.8 in.27.8 in.
  161.5 days106.2 days
  157 days205 days
  81.2°85.8°
  18.0°21.7°
  6.47
  3.34.3
  669 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 Lancaster with an average high temperature of 81.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in New York. In Lancaster, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lancaster are June, August and July.


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


In Lancaster, there are 3.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New York.


In Lancaster, there are 128.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in New York.


In Lancaster, there are 2.8 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 Lancaster with 3.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.4 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 39.4 inches in Lancaster means that it is drier than most places in New York.


January is the rainiest month in Lancaster with 18.3 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 10.2 rainy days. There are 161.5 rainy days annually in Lancaster, which is rainier than most places in New York. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 31% 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 Lancaster means that it is snowier than most places in New York. January is the snowiest month in Lancaster with 23.2 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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