Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

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Climate in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

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

On average, there are 160 sunny days per year in Pittsburgh. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Pittsburgh gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 140 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 Highs & Lows

Summer High: the July high is around 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 21


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Pittsburgh ranks 52/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


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.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  38.3 in.38.1 in.
  27.7 in.27.8 in.
  140.4 days106.2 days
  160 days205 days
  83.5°85.8°
  21.0°21.7°
  5254
  3.44.3
  764 ft.2443 ft.

July is the hottest month for Pittsburgh with an average high temperature of 83.5°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania. In Pittsburgh, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Pittsburgh are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Pittsburgh with an average of 21.0°. This is warmer than most places in Pennsylvania.


In Pittsburgh, there are 8.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania.


In Pittsburgh, there are 114.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Pennsylvania.


In Pittsburgh, there are 1.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Pennsylvania.


May is the wettest month in Pittsburgh with 3.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season.


The annual rainfall of 38.3 inches in Pittsburgh means that it is one of the driest places in Pennsylvania.


An annual snowfall of 27.7 inches in Pittsburgh means that it is less snowy than most places in Pennsylvania.



January is the snowiest month in Pittsburgh with 9.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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    Reviews for Pittsburgh    173 Reviews
    Pittsburgh is horrible - 5/30/2019
    First of all, the rainfall is wrong. We've been averaging 57 inches of rain per year. All it does is RAIN! I've lived here my entire life, and I want out. People drive... Read More

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    Brown - 4/3/2018
    This place has no sun. This winter has been hard. We are in April and Next 2 week forecast is rain, low temps. Of course we could get hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. but... Read More

    Good and Bad..depends on what you are looking for - 11/28/2017
    Hi, born in Germany, grew up in Queens/Manhattan. Lived in Ohio, Cali, PA, CT, MI and Europe. Have traveled all over the states and the world. Have lived very rural to... Read More


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