Erie Metro Area, Pennsylvania 

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Climate in Erie Metro Area, Pennsylvania

Erie Metro Area, Pennsylvania gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Erie Metro Area averages 104 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 161 sunny days per year in Erie Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Erie Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 169 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 18
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 104 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Erie metro area is 6.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Pennsylvania.

6.4 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the Erie metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Erie, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  44.6 in.38.1 in.
  104.0 in.27.8 in.
  169.2 days106.2 days
  161 days205 days
  80.5°85.8°
  18.3°21.7°
  6.47
  3.54.3
  1187 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 Erie metro area with an average high temperature of 80.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Pennsylvania. In the Erie 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 Erie metro area are August, June and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Erie metro area with an average of 18.3°. This is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


In the Erie metro area, there are 3.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Pennsylvania.


In the Erie metro area, there are 128.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania.


In the Erie metro area, there are 4.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


September is the wettest month in the Erie metro area with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.5 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.6 inches in the Erie metro area means that it is wetter than most places in Pennsylvania.


January is the rainiest month in the Erie metro area with 19.0 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 10.9 rainy days. There are 169.2 rainy days annually in the Erie metro area, which is one of the rainiest places in Pennsylvania. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 104.0 inches in the Erie metro area means that it is one of the snowiest places in Pennsylvania. January is the snowiest month in the Erie metro area with 30.2 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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