State College, Pennsylvania 

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Climate in State College, Pennsylvania

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

State College averages 45 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 178 sunny days per year in State College. The US average is 205 sunny days.

State College 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 Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 41 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 45 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
State College 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.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  State College, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  41.2 in.38.1 in.
  44.5 in.27.8 in.
  140.2 days106.2 days
  178 days205 days
  82.2°85.8°
  17.0°21.7°
  5254
  3.64.3
  1148 ft.2443 ft.

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 State College with an average high temperature of 82.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Pennsylvania. In State College, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for State College are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for State College with an average of 17.0°. This is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


In State College, there are 4.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Pennsylvania.


In State College, there are 147.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


In State College, there are 3.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


June is the wettest month in State College with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.7 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 41.2 inches in State College means that it is drier than most places in Pennsylvania.


May is the rainiest month in State College with 13.2 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 10.2 rainy days. There are 140.2 rainy days annually in State College, 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 44.5 inches in State College means that it is snowier than most places in Pennsylvania.



January is the snowiest month in State College with 12.4 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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    Reviews for State College    26 Reviews
    Some will excel here. Check here to see if you wi - 6/5/2011
    State College is a small "safe" town, you will always see friends, coworkers, physicians, mechanics, supervisors...at the doctor's office, in the store, near your home,... Read More

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    NEVER A DULL MOMENT - 4/20/2010
    I lived in State College, PA all my life untill 2006 when we finally moved south where it was warmer. State College itself is a fun place to be when it comes to football... Read More

    Nice enough town, just not for me - 2/24/2009
    Well, I've been in State College for about 6 months now, having relocated from Phoenix when my fiance got a job at Penn State. It's definitely got some good points:... Read More


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