Rochester, NY has a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. The summers are warm and humid while the winters are cold and snowy. Spring and autumn are mild but can be unpredictable with heavy rainfalls or snowstorms occurring as late as May or as early as October. The region receives an average of 38 inches of precipitation each year with the majority of it falling between April and September. Snowfall totals vary, but Rochester typically gets around 80 inches per year, most of which falls from December through March.
Rochester, New York gets 33 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Rochester averages 77 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 165 sunny days per year in Rochester. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Rochester gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 142 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.
Summer High: the July high is around 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 33 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 77 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Rochester is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in New York.
9.3 / 3.9
Summer / Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Rochester, while January and February are the least comfortable months.