Utica, New York 

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Climate in Utica, New York

Utica, New York gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Utica averages 96 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 160 sunny days per year in Utica. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Utica 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 12
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 96 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Utica is 6.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in New York.

6.2 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Utica, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Utica, New YorkUnited States
  47.3 in.38.1 in.
  95.8 in.27.8 in.
  164.9 days106.2 days
  160 days205 days
  80.4°85.8°
  12.0°21.7°
  6.27
  3.24.3
  456 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 Utica with an average high temperature of 80.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New York. In Utica, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Utica are August, June and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Utica with an average of 12.0°. This is colder than most places in New York.


In Utica, there are 3.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New York.


In Utica, there are 147.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New York.


In Utica, there are 11.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in New York.


October is the wettest month in Utica with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.3 inches in Utica means that it is wetter than most places in New York.


January is the rainiest month in Utica with 16.8 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 11.5 rainy days. There are 164.9 rainy days annually in Utica, 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 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 95.8 inches in Utica means that it is snowier than most places in New York. January is the snowiest month in Utica with 29.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Utica    10 Reviews
    Great opportunities if you have a degree - 1/2/2019
    I grew up in Utica and it is a great place to live and raise a family. There is a high immigrant population which has helped grow the city and make it very cultural. The... Read More

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    Great place to grow up and great place to come bac - 2/5/2012
    The food is the best in the country, great parks, a zoo, it's own ski hill and great culture with the Stanley and Museum. Plus it's the gateway to the Adirondacks. I... Read More

    living in Utica - 6/26/2009
    Weather is wet and the winters are long. hard to get in an outdoor... Read More


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