Zip 12972 (Peru, NY) 

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Climate in Zip 12972 (Peru, NY)

Peru (zip 12972), New York gets 32 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Peru (zip 12972) averages 53 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 159 sunny days per year in Peru (zip 12972). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Peru (zip 12972) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 113 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 8
Rain: averages 32 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 53 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 12972 zip code is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in New York.

6.6 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the 12972 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Peru, New YorkUnited States
  32.3 in.38.1 in.
  53.4 in.27.8 in.
  113.0 days106.2 days
  159 days205 days
  80.0°85.8°
  8.0°21.7°
  6.67
  3.14.3
  339 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 12972 zip code with an average high temperature of 80.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New York. In the 12972 zip code, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 12972 zip code are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 12972 zip code with an average of 8.0°. This is one of the coldest places in New York.


In the 12972 zip code, there are 3.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New York.


In the 12972 zip code, there are 153.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in New York.


In the 12972 zip code, there are 17.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in New York.


August is the wettest month in the 12972 zip code with 3.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 33% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 32.3 inches in the 12972 zip code means that it is one of the driest places in New York.


May is the rainiest month in the 12972 zip code with 11.4 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 7.0 rainy days. There are 113.0 rainy days annually in the 12972 zip code, which is less rainy than most places in New York. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 53.4 inches in the 12972 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in New York. January is the snowiest month in the 12972 zip code with 13.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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