Zip 18705 (Wilkes-Barre, PA) 

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Climate in Zip 18705 (Wilkes-Barre, PA)

Wilkes-Barre (zip 18705), Pennsylvania gets 41 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Wilkes-Barre (zip 18705) averages 37 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 176 sunny days per year in Wilkes-Barre (zip 18705). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Wilkes-Barre (zip 18705) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 128 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 17
Rain: averages 41 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 37 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 18705 zip code is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania.

6.9 / 10
June, August and September are the most pleasant months in the 18705 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Wilkes-Barre, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  41.4 in.38.1 in.
  37.0 in.27.8 in.
  128.4 days106.2 days
  176 days205 days
  83.8°85.8°
  16.8°21.7°
  6.97
  3.84.3
  612 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 18705 zip code with an average high temperature of 83.8°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania. In the 18705 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 18705 zip code are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 18705 zip code with an average of 16.8°. This is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


In the 18705 zip code, there are 13.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Pennsylvania.


In the 18705 zip code, there are 136.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


In the 18705 zip code, there are 3.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Pennsylvania.


September is the wettest month in the 18705 zip code with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 41.4 inches in the 18705 zip code means that it is drier than most places in Pennsylvania.


May is the rainiest month in the 18705 zip code with 12.2 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.3 rainy days. There are 128.4 rainy days annually in the 18705 zip code, which is about average compared to other places in Pennsylvania. 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 37.0 inches in the 18705 zip code means that it is snowier than most places in Pennsylvania. January is the snowiest month in the 18705 zip code with 12.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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