Plattsburgh, New York 

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Climate in Plattsburgh, New York

Plattsburgh, New York gets 32 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Plattsburgh averages 54 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 Plattsburgh. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Plattsburgh gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 117 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 8
Rain: averages 32 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 54 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Plattsburgh is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in New York.

6.6 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Plattsburgh, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Plattsburgh, New YorkUnited States
  32.4 in.38.1 in.
  53.7 in.27.8 in.
  116.9 days106.2 days
  161 days205 days
  79.7°85.8°
  8.3°21.7°
  6.67
  3.14.3
  138 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 Plattsburgh with an average high temperature of 79.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New York. In Plattsburgh, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Plattsburgh are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Plattsburgh with an average of 8.3°. This is one of the coldest places in New York.


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


In Plattsburgh, there are 149.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New York.


In Plattsburgh, there are 17.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in New York.


August is the wettest month in Plattsburgh with 3.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 33% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 32.4 inches in Plattsburgh means that it is one of the driest places in New York.


May is the rainiest month in Plattsburgh with 11.7 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 7.3 rainy days. There are 116.9 rainy days annually in Plattsburgh, which is less rainy than most places in New York. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 53.7 inches in Plattsburgh means that it is about average compared to other places in New York. January is the snowiest month in Plattsburgh with 13.6 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    plattsburgh reviewed - 7/21/2011
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