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Climate in Westchester County, New York

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

Westchester County averages 31 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 Westchester County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Westchester County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 120 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 20
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 31 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Westchester County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Westchester, New YorkUnited States
  50.3 in.38.1 in.
  31.4 in.27.8 in.
  120.3 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  82.4°85.8°
  19.6°21.7°
  77
  3.64.3
  341 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 Westchester County with an average high temperature of 82.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in New York. In Westchester County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Westchester County are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Westchester County with an average of 19.6°. This is warmer than most places in New York.


In Westchester County, there are 9.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New York.


In Westchester County, there are 117.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New York.


In Westchester County, there are 3.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in New York.


October is the wettest month in Westchester County with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 26% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 50.3 inches in Westchester County means that it is one of the wettest places in New York.


May is the rainiest month in Westchester County with 11.4 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.8 rainy days. There are 120.3 rainy days annually in Westchester County, which is less rainy than most places in New York. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 31.4 inches in Westchester County means that it is less snowy than most places in New York. February is the snowiest month in Westchester County with 9.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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