Zip 15520 (Acosta, PA) Climate


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15520 Acosta, PA has a temperate climate with an average annual temperature of 52 degrees Fahrenheit. The hottest months are usually July and August, while the coldest months are January and February. In addition to the mild temperatures, Acosta also experiences precipitation all year round, with an average yearly precipitation of around 43 inches. This mostly comes in the form of rain or snow, depending on the season. Summers in Acosta tend to be sunny and dry, while winters tend to be cold and wet. The area also sees occasional thunderstorms during spring and fall months.

Acosta (zip 15520), Pennsylvania gets 43 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Acosta (zip 15520) averages 79 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 160 sunny days per year in Acosta (zip 15520). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Acosta (zip 15520) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 146 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 17
Rain: averages 43 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 79 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 15520 zip code is 6.5 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Pennsylvania.

9.1 Summer - 4.1 Winter
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in the 15520 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateAcosta, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  43.1 in.38.1 in.
  79.1 in.27.8 in.
  145.5 days106.2 days
  160 days205 days
  80.2°85.8°
  16.9°21.7°
  6.57
  3.54.3
  1904 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 15520 zip code with an average high temperature of 80.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Pennsylvania. In the 15520 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 15520 zip code are August, June and July.
In the 15520 zip code, there are 2.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Pennsylvania.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 15520 zip code with an average of 16.9°. This is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.
In the 15520 zip code, there are 142.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.
In the 15520 zip code, there are 5.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.
Humidity in the 15520 zip code is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.
May is the wettest month in the 15520 zip code with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 43.1 inches in the 15520 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania.
January is the rainiest month in the 15520 zip code with 14.6 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 10.0 rainy days. There are 145.5 rainy days annually in the 15520 zip code, which is rainier than most places in Pennsylvania. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 79.1 inches in the 15520 zip code means that it is one of the snowiest places in Pennsylvania. January is the snowiest month in the 15520 zip code with 23.3 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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