New Castle, Pennsylvania 

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Climate in New Castle, Pennsylvania

New Castle, Pennsylvania gets 41 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

New Castle averages 35 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 161 sunny days per year in New Castle. The US average is 205 sunny days.

New Castle gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 153 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18
Rain: averages 41 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 35 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for New Castle is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Pennsylvania.

6.8 / 10
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in New Castle, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  New Castle, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  41.4 in.38.1 in.
  35.4 in.27.8 in.
  152.9 days106.2 days
  161 days205 days
  82.8°85.8°
  17.9°21.7°
  6.87
  3.64.3
  846 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 New Castle with an average high temperature of 82.8°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania. In New Castle, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for New Castle are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for New Castle with an average of 17.9°. This is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


In New Castle, there are 8.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania.


In New Castle, there are 134.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


In New Castle, there are 5.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


July is the wettest month in New Castle with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 41.4 inches in New Castle means that it is drier than most places in Pennsylvania.


January is the rainiest month in New Castle with 15.1 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 10.2 rainy days. There are 152.9 rainy days annually in New Castle, which is rainier than most places in Pennsylvania. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 35.4 inches in New Castle means that it is snowier than most places in Pennsylvania. January is the snowiest month in New Castle with 11.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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