Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area, Pennsylvania 

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Climate in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area, Pennsylvania

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area, Pennsylvania gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area averages 43 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 176 sunny days per year in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 130 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 16
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 43 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton metro area is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Pennsylvania.

9.1 / 4.6

Summer   /   Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton metro area, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  43.7 in.38.1 in.
  42.9 in.27.8 in.
  129.8 days106.2 days
  176 days205 days
  81.1°85.8°
  15.6°21.7°
  6.87
  3.74.3
  1329 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 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton metro area with an average high temperature of 81.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Pennsylvania. In the Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton 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 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton metro area are June, August and July.


In the Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton metro area, there are 5.3 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 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton metro area with an average of 15.6°. This is one of the coldest places in Pennsylvania.


In the Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton metro area, there are 143.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


In the Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton metro area, there are 5.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


Humidity in the Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton 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.


June is the wettest month in the Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton metro area with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 43.7 inches in the Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania.


May is the rainiest month in the Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton metro area with 12.3 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.7 rainy days. There are 129.8 rainy days annually in the Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton 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 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 42.9 inches in the Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton metro area means that it is snowier than most places in Pennsylvania. January is the snowiest month in the Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton metro area with 13.8 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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