Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia Metro Area, New York 

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Climate in Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia Metro Area, New York

Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia Metro Area, New York gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia Metro Area averages 120 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 159 sunny days per year in Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 163 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 16
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 120 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia metro area is 6.3 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in New York.

9.1 / 3.4

Summer   /   Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia, New YorkUnited States
  45.8 in.38.1 in.
  120.1 in.27.8 in.
  162.9 days106.2 days
  159 days205 days
  80.1°85.8°
  16.1°21.7°
  6.37
  3.34.3
  1394 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 Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia metro area with an average high temperature of 80.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New York. In the Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia 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 Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia metro area are August, June and July.


In the Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia metro area, there are 3.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New York.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia metro area with an average of 16.1°. This is about average compared to other places in New York.


In the Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia metro area, there are 145.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New York.


In the Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia metro area, there are 8.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in New York.


Humidity in the Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia metro area is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.


September is the wettest month in the Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia metro area with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.4 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 28% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.8 inches in the Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in New York.


January is the rainiest month in the Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia metro area with 18.4 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 10.9 rainy days. There are 162.9 rainy days annually in the Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia metro area, which is rainier than most places in New York. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 120.1 inches in the Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia metro area means that it is one of the snowiest places in New York. January is the snowiest month in the Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia metro area with 33.9 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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