Syracuse, New York 

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Climate in Syracuse, New York

Syracuse, New York gets 41 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Syracuse averages 104 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 163 sunny days per year in Syracuse. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Syracuse gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 165 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 15
Rain: averages 41 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 104 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Syracuse is 6.3 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in New York.

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Summer   /   Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Syracuse, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Syracuse, New YorkUnited States
  40.9 in.38.1 in.
  103.6 in.27.8 in.
  165.4 days106.2 days
  163 days205 days
  81.2°85.8°
  15.0°21.7°
  6.37
  3.24.3
  397 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 Syracuse with an average high temperature of 81.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in New York. In Syracuse, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Syracuse are June, August and July.


In Syracuse, there are 5.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in New York.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Syracuse with an average of 15.0°. This is colder than most places in New York.


In Syracuse, there are 133.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in New York.


In Syracuse, there are 4.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in New York.


Humidity in Syracuse is generally low and comfortable. But there some days when the humidity becomes unpleasant, especially in July and August. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.


September is the wettest month in Syracuse with 3.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 40.9 inches in Syracuse means that it is drier than most places in New York.


January is the rainiest month in Syracuse with 17.4 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 11.0 rainy days. There are 165.4 rainy days annually in Syracuse, which is one of the rainiest places in New York. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 103.6 inches in Syracuse means that it is one of the snowiest places in New York. January is the snowiest month in Syracuse with 28.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Syracuse    58 Reviews
    Honest, local, and fair review - 9/29/2021
    I was born 30 miles from Syracuse,, moved away to travel all over the USA, living in about 8 different cities, then came to live in Syracuse, NY. I have been here for 20... Read More

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    Not a good place to raise a family - 7/19/2020
    I’ll start by saying I’ve lived here my whole life. I have only lived here but can’t wait to move out. I’ll lay out some pros and cons. Pros: it has a decent downtown... Read More

    Lovely Views/Harsh Winters - 7/18/2019
    I live between Rochester and Syracuse and worked in Syracuse for several years. I'm currently finishing my Federal career in Washington, DC. That being said there are... Read More


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