Tompkins County, New York 

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Climate in Tompkins County, New York

Tompkins County, New York gets 39 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Tompkins County averages 69 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 155 sunny days per year in Tompkins County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Tompkins County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 157 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 14
Rain: averages 39 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 69 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Tompkins County is 6.3 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in New York.

6.3 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Tompkins County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Tompkins, New YorkUnited States
  38.6 in.38.1 in.
  68.5 in.27.8 in.
  157.4 days106.2 days
  155 days205 days
  79.5°85.8°
  13.7°21.7°
  6.37
  3.24.3
  1202 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 Tompkins County with an average high temperature of 79.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New York. In Tompkins County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Tompkins County are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Tompkins County with an average of 13.7°. This is colder than most places in New York.


In Tompkins County, there are 3.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New York.


In Tompkins County, there are 151.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New York.


In Tompkins County, there are 8.8 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 Tompkins County with 4.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 38.6 inches in Tompkins County means that it is drier than most places in New York.


January is the rainiest month in Tompkins County with 15.5 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 11.2 rainy days. There are 157.4 rainy days annually in Tompkins County, which is rainier than most places in New York. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 68.5 inches in Tompkins County means that it is snowier than most places in New York. January is the snowiest month in Tompkins County with 17.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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