Cedar County, Iowa 

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Climate in Cedar County, Iowa

Cedar County, Iowa gets 37 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 197 sunny days per year in Cedar County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Cedar County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 107 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 12
Rain: averages 37 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 28 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Cedar County is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Iowa.

6.9 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Cedar County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Cedar, IowaUnited States
  36.8 in.38.1 in.
  27.9 in.27.8 in.
  106.9 days106.2 days
  197 days205 days
  84.3°85.8°
  11.6°21.7°
  6.97
  44.3
  798 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 Cedar County with an average high temperature of 84.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Iowa. In Cedar County, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Cedar County are September, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Cedar County with an average of 11.6°. This is warmer than most places in Iowa.


In Cedar County, there are 11.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Iowa.


In Cedar County, there are 141.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Iowa.


In Cedar County, there are 13.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Iowa.


August is the wettest month in Cedar County with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 12% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 36.8 inches in Cedar County means that it is wetter than most places in Iowa.


May is the rainiest month in Cedar County with 11.5 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 6.9 rainy days. There are 106.9 rainy days annually in Cedar County, which is rainier than most places in Iowa. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 27.9 inches in Cedar County means that it is less snowy than most places in Iowa. January is the snowiest month in Cedar County with 8.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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