Altoona Metro Area, Pennsylvania 

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Climate in Altoona Metro Area, Pennsylvania

Altoona Metro Area, Pennsylvania gets 40 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Altoona Metro Area averages 32 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 180 sunny days per year in Altoona Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Altoona Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 140 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 19
Rain: averages 40 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 32 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Altoona metro area is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania.

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

Climate Averages
  Altoona, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  40.2 in.38.1 in.
  31.8 in.27.8 in.
  140.3 days106.2 days
  180 days205 days
  81.6°85.8°
  18.5°21.7°
  6.97
  3.64.3
  1519 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 Altoona metro area with an average high temperature of 81.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Pennsylvania. In the Altoona 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 Altoona metro area are June, August and July.


In the Altoona metro area, there are 5.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Pennsylvania.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Altoona metro area with an average of 18.5°. This is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania.


In the Altoona metro area, there are 128.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania.


In the Altoona metro area, there are 2.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania.


Humidity in the Altoona metro area is generally low and comfortable. But there some days when the humidity becomes unpleasant, especially in July and August. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.


May is the wettest month in the Altoona metro area with 4.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 40.2 inches in the Altoona metro area means that it is drier than most places in Pennsylvania.


May is the rainiest month in the Altoona metro area with 13.6 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 10.2 rainy days. There are 140.3 rainy days annually in the Altoona metro area, which is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 31.8 inches in the Altoona metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania. January is the snowiest month in the Altoona metro area with 9.6 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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