Dayton, Ohio 

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Climate in Dayton, Ohio

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

Dayton averages 17 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 176 sunny days per year in Dayton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Dayton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 129 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 17 inches of snow a year


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

8.7 / 5.1

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September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Dayton, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Dayton, OhioUnited States
  40.4 in.38.1 in.
  17.0 in.27.8 in.
  128.8 days106.2 days
  176 days205 days
  738 ft.2443 ft.


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 Dayton with an average high temperature of 85.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Ohio. In Dayton, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Dayton are September, June and May.

In Dayton, there are 17.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Ohio.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Dayton with an average of 21.1°. This is warmer than most places in Ohio.

In Dayton, there are 104.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Ohio.

In Dayton, there are 2.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Ohio.

The humidity is usually comfortable in Dayton but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.

May is the wettest month in Dayton with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.3 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 40.4 inches in Dayton means that it is wetter than most places in Ohio.

May is the rainiest month in Dayton with 13.2 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 8.0 rainy days. There are 128.8 rainy days annually in Dayton, 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 17.0 inches in Dayton means that it is less snowy than most places in Ohio. January is the snowiest month in Dayton with 5.9 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Dayton    31 Reviews
    Great Place - 1/4/2018
    Spent years assigned at WPAFB (in Mar 90 - Aug 95') and lived in Oakwood for 5 years. We loved it and have nothing negative to say. Locals were friendly and interested... Read More

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    Rundown and culture dictated by WPAFB - 6/7/2017
    I spent four and a half miserable years here. Essentially, your only employment opportunities are in healthcare or at the base. I worked at the base; they were... Read More
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