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Climate in Ohio

Ohio, Ohio gets 40 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Ohio averages 28 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 173 sunny days per year in Ohio. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Ohio gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 131 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 20
Rain: averages 40 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 28 inches of snow a year

Ohio ranks 48/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


Climate Averages
  Ohio, OhioUnited States
  39.6 in.38.1 in.
  27.9 in.27.8 in.
  130.5 days106.2 days
  173 days205 days
  913 ft.2443 ft.


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 Ohio with an average high temperature of 83.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most states. In Ohio, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Ohio are September, June and August.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Ohio with an average of 19.5°. This is about average compared to other of the U.S. states.

Ohio has 11.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most states in the U.S.

Ohio has 119.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other states in the U.S.

Ohio averages 4.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most states in the U.S.

May is the wettest month in Ohio with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. Ohio's average annual rainfall of 39.6 inches indicates that it is about average compared to other states in the United States.

April is the rainiest month in Ohio with 12.7 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 8.7 rainy days. Ohio's annual average of 130.5 days with measurable rain is rainier than most states in the United States. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.

Ohio's average annual snowfall of 27.9 inches indicates that it is less snowy than most states in the United States.

January is the snowiest month in Ohio with 8.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    This is a retirement home and a weird one at that. - 4/25/2019
    I've lived in the rural area between Waverly, Jackson, Chillicothe, and Portsmouth for nearly all of my 34 1/2 years. I've also lived in Columbus. Growing up here was... Read More

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    Ohio, The Redneck State - 5/16/2018
    In general, everyone looks like a Neanderthal, dress sloppily, fat because they consume too many carbs, and unfriendly. An Appalachian mentality prevails here, and... Read More

    Ohio Sucks to live in - 6/20/2016
    I grew up in ohio. Ive seen and been to every corner. The people are rude work is ridiculous with only the aregant and vandalized running all the work. People in ohio... Read More

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