Derry township (Dauphin Cnty), Pennsylvania 

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Climate in Derry township (Dauphin Cnty), Pennsylvania

Derry township (Dauphin Cnty), Pennsylvania gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Derry township (Dauphin Cnty) averages 26 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 197 sunny days per year in Derry township (Dauphin Cnty). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Derry township (Dauphin Cnty) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 122 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 22
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 26 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Derry township (Dauphin County) is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Pennsylvania.

7.1 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Derry township (Dauphin County), while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Derry township (Dauphin County), PennsylvaniaUnited States
  42.3 in.38.1 in.
  26.3 in.27.8 in.
  122.2 days106.2 days
  197 days205 days
  84.9°85.8°
  21.9°21.7°
  7.17
  4.14.3
  490 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 Derry township (Dauphin County) with an average high temperature of 84.9°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Pennsylvania. In Derry township (Dauphin County), there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Derry township (Dauphin County) are September, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Derry township (Dauphin County) with an average of 21.9°. This is one of the warmest places in Pennsylvania.


In Derry township (Dauphin County), there are 12.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Pennsylvania.


In Derry township (Dauphin County), there are 108.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Pennsylvania.


In Derry township (Dauphin County), there are 0.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Pennsylvania.


July is the wettest month in Derry township (Dauphin County) with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.3 inches in Derry township (Dauphin County) means that it is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania.


May is the rainiest month in Derry township (Dauphin County) with 12.5 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.0 rainy days. There are 122.2 rainy days annually in Derry township (Dauphin County), which is less rainy than most places in Pennsylvania. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 26.3 inches in Derry township (Dauphin County) means that it is less snowy than most places in Pennsylvania. February is the snowiest month in Derry township (Dauphin County) with 8.6 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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