Mason City Metro Area, Iowa 

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Climate in Mason City Metro Area, Iowa

Mason City Metro Area, Iowa gets 35 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Mason City Metro Area averages 37 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 186 sunny days per year in Mason City Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Mason City Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 102 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 6
Rain: averages 35 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 37 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Mason City metro area is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Iowa.

6.6 / 10
June, August and July are the most pleasant months in the Mason City metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Mason City, IowaUnited States
  34.9 in.38.1 in.
  37.3 in.27.8 in.
  102.4 days106.2 days
  186 days205 days
  82.2°85.8°
  6.4°21.7°
  6.67
  3.64.3
  1208 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 Mason City metro area with an average high temperature of 82.2°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Iowa. In the Mason City metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Mason City metro area are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Mason City metro area with an average of 6.4°. This is one of the coldest places in Iowa.


In the Mason City metro area, there are 8.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Iowa.


In the Mason City metro area, there are 159.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Iowa.


In the Mason City metro area, there are 25.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Iowa.


June is the wettest month in the Mason City metro area with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 34.9 inches in the Mason City metro area means that it is drier than most places in Iowa.


May is the rainiest month in the Mason City metro area with 11.7 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 5.7 rainy days. There are 102.4 rainy days annually in the Mason City metro area, which is rainier than most places in Iowa. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 37.3 inches in the Mason City metro area means that it is one of the snowiest places in Iowa. December is the snowiest month in the Mason City metro area with 9.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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