Buffalo, South Carolina 

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Climate in Buffalo, South Carolina

Buffalo, South Carolina gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Buffalo averages 2 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 222 sunny days per year in Buffalo. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Buffalo gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 102 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 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 30
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Buffalo is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in South Carolina.

7.5 / 10
May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Buffalo, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Buffalo, South CarolinaUnited States
  44.8 in.38.1 in.
  2.2 in.27.8 in.
  102.2 days106.2 days
  222 days205 days
  91.4°85.8°
  29.8°21.7°
  7.57
  4.84.3
  591 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 Buffalo with an average high temperature of 91.4°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in South Carolina. In Buffalo, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Buffalo are April, May and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Buffalo with an average of 29.8°. This is colder than most places in South Carolina.


In Buffalo, there are 55.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in South Carolina.


In Buffalo, there are 70.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in South Carolina.


In Buffalo, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in South Carolina.


March is the wettest month in Buffalo with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is May with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 26% of yearly precipitation and 24% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.8 inches in Buffalo means that it is drier than most places in South Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Buffalo with 9.9 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.6 rainy days. There are 102.2 rainy days annually in Buffalo, which is about average compared to other places in South Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 2.2 inches in Buffalo means that it is snowier than most places in South Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Buffalo with 1.0 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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