Rochester, New York 

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Climate in Rochester, New York

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.


Weather Highlights

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.

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

Climate Averages
  Rochester, New YorkUnited States
  33.4 in.38.1 in.
  77.3 in.27.8 in.
  141.5 days106.2 days
  165 days205 days
  81.5°85.8°
  17.3°21.7°
  6.67
  3.44.3
  505 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 Rochester with an average high temperature of 81.5°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in New York. In Rochester, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Rochester are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Rochester with an average of 17.3°. This is about average compared to other places in New York.


In Rochester, there are 5.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in New York.


In Rochester, there are 131.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in New York.


In Rochester, there are 4.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in New York.


September is the wettest month in Rochester with 3.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 33.4 inches in Rochester means that it is one of the driest places in New York.


January is the rainiest month in Rochester with 15.4 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 10.0 rainy days. There are 141.5 rainy days annually in Rochester, which is rainier than most places in New York. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 77.3 inches in Rochester means that it is snowier than most places in New York. January is the snowiest month in Rochester with 22.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Rochester    72 Reviews
    Great place if you can enjoy all seasons - 5/1/2019
    Moved here for a job at a defense contractor in 2017. One Negative - you have to find a way to make the winter a positive - get the right gear and and outdoor winter... Read More

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    if you do not like seeing the sun you will love it - 3/15/2019
    I lived in Rochester for 10 years. It is like going to a frozen wasteland. To imagine living there and to simulate the conditions crawl into your freezer and close the... Read More

    There’s a whole other world out there! - 4/28/2018
    I lived in Rochester the majority of my life thus far. Then, 5 years ago, I moved to Syracuse and found it to be worse. So eventually I made my way to Seattle and now I... Read More


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