Meridian, New York 

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Climate in Meridian, New York

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

Meridian averages 72 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 161 sunny days per year in Meridian. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Meridian gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 156 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 14
Rain: averages 40 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 72 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Meridian is 6.5 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in New York.

6.5 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Meridian, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Meridian, New YorkUnited States
  40.0 in.38.1 in.
  71.5 in.27.8 in.
  155.9 days106.2 days
  161 days205 days
  80.4°85.8°
  14.3°21.7°
  6.57
  3.14.3
  453 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 Meridian with an average high temperature of 80.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New York. In Meridian, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Meridian are August, June and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Meridian with an average of 14.3°. This is colder than most places in New York.


In Meridian, there are 3.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New York.


In Meridian, there are 138.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New York.


In Meridian, there are 5.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in New York.


November is the wettest month in Meridian with 3.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.1 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 29% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 40.0 inches in Meridian means that it is drier than most places in New York.


January is the rainiest month in Meridian with 15.8 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 11.2 rainy days. There are 155.9 rainy days annually in Meridian, which is rainier than most places in New York. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 71.5 inches in Meridian means that it is snowier than most places in New York. January is the snowiest month in Meridian with 20.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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