Cincinnati Metro Area, OH Climate


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The Cincinnati, OH Metro Area has a humid continental climate, meaning its weather is typically hot and humid in the summer months, and cool to cold during the winter. During summer months, temperatures tend to reach into the upper 80s while winters are usually characterized by snowfall and temperatures ranging from the mid-20s to low 30s. The spring and fall seasons tend to be mild with more moderate temperatures. Precipitation is abundant in the area with an average of 39 inches throughout the year.

Cincinnati Metro Area, Ohio gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Cincinnati Metro Area averages 15 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 177 sunny days per year in Cincinnati Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Cincinnati Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 119 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 22
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 15 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Cincinnati metro area is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Ohio.

8.4 Summer - 5.3 Winter
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the Cincinnati metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateCincinnati, OhioUnited States
  43.5 in.38.1 in.
  15.1 in.27.8 in.
  119.0 days106.2 days
  177 days205 days
  86.1°85.8°
  21.5°21.7°
  7.27
  3.74.3
  776 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 Cincinnati metro area with an average high temperature of 86.1°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Ohio. In the Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati metro area are September, May and June.
In the Cincinnati metro area, there are 19.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Ohio.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Cincinnati metro area with an average of 21.5°. This is warmer than most places in Ohio.
In the Cincinnati metro area, there are 109.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Ohio.
In the Cincinnati metro area, there are 2.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Ohio.
The humidity is usually acceptable in the Cincinnati metro area but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most uncomfortably humid months in the Cincinnati metro area.
May is the wettest month in the Cincinnati metro area with 5.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 43.5 inches in the Cincinnati metro area means that it is one of the wettest places in Ohio.
May is the rainiest month in the Cincinnati metro area with 12.2 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.5 rainy days. There are 119.0 rainy days annually in the Cincinnati metro area, which is less rainy than most places in Ohio. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 15.1 inches in the Cincinnati metro area means that it is less snowy than most places in Ohio. January is the snowiest month in the Cincinnati metro area with 4.9 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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