Erie, Pennsylvania 

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Climate in Erie, Pennsylvania

Erie, Pennsylvania gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Erie averages 101 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 157 sunny days per year in Erie. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Erie gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 171 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 20
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 101 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Erie is 6.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Pennsylvania.

6.4 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Erie, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Erie, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  44.1 in.38.1 in.
  101.4 in.27.8 in.
  171.3 days106.2 days
  157 days205 days
  80.6°85.8°
  19.5°21.7°
  6.47
  3.54.3
  653 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 Erie with an average high temperature of 80.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Pennsylvania. In Erie, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Erie are August, June and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Erie with an average of 19.5°. This is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania.


In Erie, there are 4.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Pennsylvania.


In Erie, there are 120.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Pennsylvania.


In Erie, there are 2.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania.


September is the wettest month in Erie with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.4 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.1 inches in Erie means that it is wetter than most places in Pennsylvania.


January is the rainiest month in Erie with 19.5 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 10.8 rainy days. There are 171.3 rainy days annually in Erie, which is one of the rainiest places in Pennsylvania. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 101.4 inches in Erie means that it is one of the snowiest places in Pennsylvania. January is the snowiest month in Erie with 30.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Erie PA is a hidden gem - 9/2/2019
    I've lived in numerous cities and towns around the country and traveled to countless others. Erie, PA remains, surprisingly, my favorite place to live, work and play.... Read More

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    Giant Dump - 8/11/2018
    Born and raised in Erie pa, Lucky enough to earn an above average living here. (Moved out of Erie) However in the big sceme of things that doesn’t mean much two people... Read More

    A Wonderful Place To Live - 4/29/2016
    I have lived in Erie for 50 years, and it's a great small town! Erie boasts 3 excellent universities and Penn State's leading engineering branch, Behrend. Even our... Read More


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