Hanover township (Luzerne Cnty), Pennsylvania 

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Climate in Hanover township (Luzerne Cnty), Pennsylvania

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

Hanover township (Luzerne Cnty) averages 37 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 Hanover township (Luzerne Cnty). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Hanover township (Luzerne Cnty) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 128 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 16
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 37 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Hanover township (Luzerne County) is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania.

6.9 / 10
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Hanover township (Luzerne County), while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Hanover township (Luzerne County), PennsylvaniaUnited States
  41.6 in.38.1 in.
  36.8 in.27.8 in.
  128.0 days106.2 days
  176 days205 days
  81.9°85.8°
  16.2°21.7°
  6.97
  3.84.3
  679 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 Hanover township (Luzerne County) with an average high temperature of 81.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Pennsylvania. In Hanover township (Luzerne County), there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Hanover township (Luzerne County) are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Hanover township (Luzerne County) with an average of 16.2°. This is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


In Hanover township (Luzerne County), there are 6.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Pennsylvania.


In Hanover township (Luzerne County), there are 137.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


In Hanover township (Luzerne County), there are 4.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


September is the wettest month in Hanover township (Luzerne County) with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 41.6 inches in Hanover township (Luzerne County) means that it is drier than most places in Pennsylvania.


May is the rainiest month in Hanover township (Luzerne County) with 12.2 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.3 rainy days. There are 128.0 rainy days annually in Hanover township (Luzerne County), which is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 36.8 inches in Hanover township (Luzerne County) means that it is snowier than most places in Pennsylvania. January is the snowiest month in Hanover township (Luzerne County) with 12.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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