Somerset Metro Area, Pennsylvania 

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Climate in Somerset Metro Area, Pennsylvania

Somerset Metro Area, Pennsylvania gets 43 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Somerset Metro Area averages 79 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 158 sunny days per year in Somerset Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Somerset Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 155 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 43 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 79 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Somerset metro area is 6.5 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Pennsylvania.

6.5 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the Somerset metro area, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Somerset, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  42.9 in.38.1 in.
  78.8 in.27.8 in.
  154.9 days106.2 days
  158 days205 days
  79.9°85.8°
  17.0°21.7°
  6.57
  3.54.3
  2191 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 Somerset metro area with an average high temperature of 79.9°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Pennsylvania. In the Somerset 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 Somerset metro area are August, June and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Somerset metro area with an average of 17.0°. This is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


In the Somerset metro area, there are 2.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Pennsylvania.


In the Somerset metro area, there are 142.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


In the Somerset metro area, there are 5.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


May is the wettest month in the Somerset metro area with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.9 inches in the Somerset metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania.


January is the rainiest month in the Somerset metro area with 16.2 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 10.5 rainy days. There are 154.9 rainy days annually in the Somerset metro area, which is rainier than most places in Pennsylvania. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 78.8 inches in the Somerset metro area means that it is one of the snowiest places in Pennsylvania. January is the snowiest month in the Somerset metro area with 23.1 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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