Rochester Metro Area, New York 

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Climate in Rochester Metro Area, New York

Rochester Metro Area, New York gets 34 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Rochester Metro Area averages 69 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 170 sunny days per year in Rochester Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Rochester Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 145 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 34 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 69 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Rochester metro area is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in New York.

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

Climate Averages
  Rochester, New YorkUnited States
  34.3 in.38.1 in.
  69.1 in.27.8 in.
  144.9 days106.2 days
  170 days205 days
  81.0°85.8°
  16.8°21.7°
  6.67
  3.34.3
  681 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 Rochester metro area with an average high temperature of 81.0°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in New York. In the Rochester 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 Rochester metro area are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Rochester metro area with an average of 16.8°. This is about average compared to other places in New York.


In the Rochester metro area, there are 5.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in New York.


In the Rochester metro area, there are 132.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in New York.


In the Rochester metro area, there are 4.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in New York.


September is the wettest month in the Rochester metro area with 3.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 34.3 inches in the Rochester metro area means that it is one of the driest places in New York.


January is the rainiest month in the Rochester metro area with 14.9 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 10.5 rainy days. There are 144.9 rainy days annually in the Rochester 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 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 69.1 inches in the Rochester metro area means that it is snowier than most places in New York. January is the snowiest month in the Rochester metro area with 19.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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