Sandusky, Ohio 

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Climate in Sandusky, Ohio

Sandusky, Ohio gets 35 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Sandusky averages 24 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 169 sunny days per year in Sandusky. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Sandusky gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 125 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 20
Rain: averages 35 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 24 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Sandusky is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Ohio.

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June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Sandusky, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Sandusky, OhioUnited States
  34.6 in.38.1 in.
  23.6 in.27.8 in.
  125.0 days106.2 days
  169 days205 days
  594 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 Sandusky with an average high temperature of 81.6°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Ohio. In Sandusky, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Sandusky are June, August and July.

In Sandusky, there are 7.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Ohio.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Sandusky with an average of 20.0°. This is warmer than most places in Ohio.

In Sandusky, there are 107.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Ohio.

In Sandusky, there are 3.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Ohio.

The humidity is usually comfortable in Sandusky 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.

June is the wettest month in Sandusky with 3.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 34.6 inches in Sandusky means that it is one of the driest places in Ohio.

May is the rainiest month in Sandusky with 12.4 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 8.7 rainy days. There are 125.0 rainy days annually in Sandusky, which is less rainy than most places in Ohio. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 23.6 inches in Sandusky means that it is about average compared to other places in Ohio. January is the snowiest month in Sandusky with 7.6 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Sandusky    4 Reviews
    High Cancer rate. - 11/24/2009
    The Sandusky area has a horrible rate of cancer in children. The area is nice, and the lakeside life style can lure you in...but if you don't want someone you care about... Read More

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    Sandusky is a fantastic place to raise a family - 7/31/2007
    I grew up in Sandusky (from age 2 - 22 years old) and found that the conditions are fundamentally wonderful to live and raise a family. This town is large enough to... Read More

    A Good place to live - 10/3/2006
    I have found Sandusky to be quite friendly. Tellers at the banks know you by name and the officals at school know which kids are ours without asking. Winters can be... Read More

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