Cedar Rapids Metro Area, Iowa 

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Climate in Cedar Rapids Metro Area, Iowa

BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Cedar Rapids metro area 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 the Cedar Rapids metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Cedar Rapids, IowaUnited States
  36.5 in.38.1 in.
  28.9 in.27.8 in.
  104.8 days106.2 days
  202 days205 days
  84.0°85.8°
  10.7°21.7°
  6.97
  3.74.3
  874 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 the Cedar Rapids metro area with an average high temperature of 84.0°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Iowa. In the Cedar Rapids metro area, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Cedar Rapids metro area are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Cedar Rapids metro area with an average of 10.7°. This is warmer than most places in Iowa.


In the Cedar Rapids metro area, there are 11.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Iowa.


In the Cedar Rapids metro area, there are 144.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Iowa.


In the Cedar Rapids metro area, there are 16.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Iowa.


June is the wettest month in the Cedar Rapids metro area with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 39% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 36.5 inches in the Cedar Rapids metro area means that it is wetter than most places in Iowa.


May is the rainiest month in the Cedar Rapids metro area with 11.6 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 6.2 rainy days. There are 104.8 rainy days annually in the Cedar Rapids metro area, which is rainier than most places in Iowa. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 28.9 inches in the Cedar Rapids metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Iowa. December is the snowiest month in the Cedar Rapids metro area with 7.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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