Columbus, Ohio 

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Climate in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio gets 40 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Columbus averages 22 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 178 sunny days per year in Columbus. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Columbus gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 130 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 21
Rain: averages 40 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 22 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Columbus is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Ohio.

7.1 / 10
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Columbus, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Columbus, OhioUnited States
  39.7 in.38.1 in.
  22.4 in.27.8 in.
  130.0 days106.2 days
  178 days205 days
  85.3°85.8°
  21.0°21.7°
  7.17
  5.64.3
  781 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 Columbus with an average high temperature of 85.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Ohio. In Columbus, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Columbus are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Columbus with an average of 21.0°. This is warmer than most places in Ohio.


In Columbus, there are 16.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Ohio.


In Columbus, there are 109.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Ohio.


In Columbus, there are 3.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Ohio.


July is the wettest month in Columbus with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 39.7 inches in Columbus means that it is about average compared to other places in Ohio.


May is the rainiest month in Columbus with 13.2 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.1 rainy days. There are 130.0 rainy days annually in Columbus, which is about average compared to other places in Ohio. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 22.4 inches in Columbus means that it is about average compared to other places in Ohio. January is the snowiest month in Columbus with 8.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Very high crime, urban decay, time to leave. - 9/18/2020
    As a pharmaceutical sales rep I traveled frequently to OSU and associated health care systems in Columbus, in 2005 we decided to make the move here from Houston. During... Read More
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    No good weather or good outdoors - 3/18/2020
    I"ve lived in Columbus for 5 years. I moved here to work at Ohio State University (OSU) after obtaining my doctorate in my early 30s. Prior to that I lived in Tucson,... Read More

    Columbus-Forget any other city! - 2/26/2020
    I moved here to Cbus from New York State about 18 years ago and have never looked back. I have visited Nashville in the past and can say Columbus blows it away! In the... Read More


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