Cortland Metro Area, New York 

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Climate in Cortland Metro Area, New York

Cortland Metro Area, New York gets 41 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Cortland Metro Area averages 86 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 157 sunny days per year in Cortland Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Cortland Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 165 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 79 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 13
Rain: averages 41 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 86 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Cortland metro area is 6.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in New York.

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Summer   /   Winter
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in the Cortland metro area, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Cortland, New YorkUnited States
  40.9 in.38.1 in.
  85.5 in.27.8 in.
  164.7 days106.2 days
  157 days205 days
  78.9°85.8°
  13.0°21.7°
  6.17
  3.24.3
  1476 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 Cortland metro area with an average high temperature of 78.9°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in New York. In the Cortland metro area, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Cortland metro area are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Cortland metro area with an average of 13.0°. This is colder than most places in New York.


In the Cortland metro area, there are 2.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New York.


In the Cortland metro area, there are 152.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New York.


In the Cortland metro area, there are 10.4 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 the Cortland metro area with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 40.9 inches in the Cortland metro area means that it is drier than most places in New York.


January is the rainiest month in the Cortland metro area with 17.0 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 11.2 rainy days. There are 164.7 rainy days annually in the Cortland metro area, which is rainier than most places in New York. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 85.5 inches in the Cortland metro area means that it is snowier than most places in New York. January is the snowiest month in the Cortland metro area with 21.5 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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