State College Metro Area, Pennsylvania 

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Climate in State College Metro Area, Pennsylvania

State College Metro Area, Pennsylvania gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

State College Metro Area averages 45 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 State College Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

State College 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 17
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 45 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the State College metro area is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Pennsylvania.

6.7 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the State College metro area, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  State College, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  41.5 in.38.1 in.
  44.6 in.27.8 in.
  139.8 days106.2 days
  180 days205 days
  81.9°85.8°
  16.9°21.7°
  6.77
  3.64.3
  1479 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 State College metro area with an average high temperature of 81.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Pennsylvania. In the State College 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 State College metro area are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the State College metro area with an average of 16.9°. This is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


In the State College metro area, there are 4.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Pennsylvania.


In the State College metro area, there are 148.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


In the State College metro area, there are 4.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


June is the wettest month in the State College metro area with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.6 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 41.5 inches in the State College metro area means that it is drier than most places in Pennsylvania.


May is the rainiest month in the State College metro area with 13.1 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 10.2 rainy days. There are 139.8 rainy days annually in the State College 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 44.6 inches in the State College metro area means that it is snowier than most places in Pennsylvania. January is the snowiest month in the State College metro area with 12.5 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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