Zip 11965 (Shelter Island Heights, NY) 

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Climate in Zip 11965 (Shelter Island Heights, NY)

Shelter Island Heights (zip 11965), New York gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Shelter Island Heights (zip 11965) averages 26 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 208 sunny days per year in Shelter Island Heights (zip 11965). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Shelter Island Heights (zip 11965) 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 24
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 26 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 11965 zip code is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in New York.

7.2 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the 11965 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Shelter Island Heights, New YorkUnited States
  48.4 in.38.1 in.
  26.2 in.27.8 in.
  112.9 days106.2 days
  208 days205 days
  81.2°85.8°
  24.3°21.7°
  7.27
  3.74.3
  36 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 11965 zip code with an average high temperature of 81.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in New York. In the 11965 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 11965 zip code are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 11965 zip code with an average of 24.3°. This is warmer than most places in New York.


In the 11965 zip code, there are 3.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New York.


In the 11965 zip code, there are 91.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New York.


In the 11965 zip code, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in New York.


March is the wettest month in the 11965 zip code with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 3.3 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 26% of yearly precipitation and 24% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.4 inches in the 11965 zip code means that it is wetter than most places in New York.


May is the rainiest month in the 11965 zip code with 11.0 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 7.9 rainy days. There are 112.9 rainy days annually in the 11965 zip code, which is less rainy than most places in New York. 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.


An annual snowfall of 26.2 inches in the 11965 zip code means that it is less snowy than most places in New York. February is the snowiest month in the 11965 zip code with 8.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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