Zip 12561 (New Paltz, NY) 

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Climate in Zip 12561 (New Paltz, NY)

New Paltz (zip 12561), New York gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

New Paltz (zip 12561) averages 42 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 200 sunny days per year in New Paltz (zip 12561). The US average is 205 sunny days.

New Paltz (zip 12561) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 125 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 13
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 42 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 12561 zip code is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in New York.

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Summer   /   Winter
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in the 12561 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  New Paltz, New YorkUnited States
  47.0 in.38.1 in.
  42.2 in.27.8 in.
  124.5 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  84.0°85.8°
  13.0°21.7°
  6.97
  3.64.3
  259 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 12561 zip code with an average high temperature of 84.0°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in New York. In the 12561 zip code, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 12561 zip code are June, September and August.


In the 12561 zip code, there are 12.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in New York.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 12561 zip code with an average of 13.0°. This is colder than most places in New York.


In the 12561 zip code, there are 153.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New York.


In the 12561 zip code, there are 9.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in New York.


The humidity is usually comfortable in the 12561 zip code but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.


July is the wettest month in the 12561 zip code with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.0 inches in the 12561 zip code means that it is wetter than most places in New York.


May is the rainiest month in the 12561 zip code with 12.3 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.4 rainy days. There are 124.5 rainy days annually in the 12561 zip code, which is about average compared to other places in New York. 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 42.2 inches in the 12561 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in New York. February is the snowiest month in the 12561 zip code with 14.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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