Putnam County, New York 

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Climate in Putnam County, New York

Putnam County, New York gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Putnam County averages 42 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 200 sunny days per year in Putnam County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Putnam County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 122 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 18
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 42 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Putnam County is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in New York.

9.1 / 4.9

Summer   /   Winter
June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Putnam County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Putnam, New YorkUnited States
  50.4 in.38.1 in.
  42.2 in.27.8 in.
  122.4 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  82.4°85.8°
  17.9°21.7°
  77
  3.54.3
  642 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 Putnam County with an average high temperature of 82.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in New York. In Putnam County, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Putnam County are June, August and September.


In Putnam County, there are 7.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New York.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Putnam County with an average of 17.9°. This is about average compared to other places in New York.


In Putnam County, there are 123.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New York.


In Putnam County, there are 2.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in New York.


The humidity is usually comfortable in Putnam County but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.


October is the wettest month in Putnam County with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 50.4 inches in Putnam County means that it is one of the wettest places in New York.


May is the rainiest month in Putnam County with 11.9 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.7 rainy days. There are 122.4 rainy days annually in Putnam County, which is less rainy than most places in New York. 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 42.2 inches in Putnam County means that it is about average compared to other places in New York. January is the snowiest month in Putnam County with 12.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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