Zanesville, Ohio 

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Climate in Zanesville, Ohio

Zanesville, OH has a humid continental climate with hot summer days and cold winter nights. The average temperature in the summer months is around 74°F, while winter temperatures can dip down to an average of 28°F. The area experiences significant precipitation throughout the year, with an annual average close to 38 inches. Spring and fall are usually mild seasons, with comfortable temperatures during the day and cooler evenings. Snow is common throughout the winter months, making Zanesville a great place for outdoor activities such as skiing and snowshoeing.

Zanesville, Ohio gets 39 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Zanesville averages 19 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 173 sunny days per year in Zanesville. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Zanesville gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 120 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 21
Rain: averages 39 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 19 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Zanesville is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Ohio.

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Summer   /   Winter
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Zanesville, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Zanesville, OhioUnited States
  38.5 in.38.1 in.
  19.2 in.27.8 in.
  119.6 days106.2 days
  173 days205 days
  676 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 Zanesville with an average high temperature of 83.6°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Ohio. In Zanesville, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Zanesville are September, June and August.

In Zanesville, there are 9.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Ohio.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Zanesville with an average of 21.2°. This is warmer than most places in Ohio.

In Zanesville, there are 112.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Ohio.

In Zanesville, there are 3.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Ohio.

The humidity is usually comfortable in Zanesville 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 Zanesville with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 38.5 inches in Zanesville means that it is drier than most places in Ohio.

May is the rainiest month in Zanesville with 11.8 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.7 rainy days. There are 119.6 rainy days annually in Zanesville, 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 Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 19.2 inches in Zanesville means that it is less snowy than most places in Ohio. January is the snowiest month in Zanesville with 6.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Zanesville    3 Reviews
    One of the most depressing, least educated, true h - 12/17/2011
    Driving through downtown Zanesville is a quick reminder that a downtown Zanesville there is not. It would be rare to see an individual, atleast one of a normal... Read More

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    Property Values - 4/5/2008
    I am a Realtor in the Zanesville/Muskingum County Area of East Central Ohio. The Property values in our area has not increased in recent years as some parts of the... Read More

    All about Zanesville - 5/19/2006
    I've lived here all my 31 years. It's an ok place. The weather is moderate, education is about average, the economy is terrible, but that's in line with the rest of the... Read More

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