Albany County, New York 

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Climate in Albany County, New York

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The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Albany County is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in New York.

6.7 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Albany County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Albany, New YorkUnited States
  40.2 in.38.1 in.
  50.0 in.27.8 in.
  131.3 days106.2 days
  180 days205 days
  82.2°85.8°
  13.6°21.7°
  6.77
  3.54.3
  781 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 Albany County with an average high temperature of 82.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in New York. In Albany County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Albany County are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Albany County with an average of 13.6°. This is colder than most places in New York.


In Albany County, there are 7.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New York.


In Albany County, there are 139.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New York.


In Albany County, there are 8.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in New York.


June is the wettest month in Albany County with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 40.2 inches in Albany County means that it is drier than most places in New York.


May is the rainiest month in Albany County with 12.7 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.1 rainy days. There are 131.3 rainy days annually in Albany County, which is about average compared to other places in New York. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 26% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 50.0 inches in Albany County means that it is about average compared to other places in New York. January is the snowiest month in Albany County with 14.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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