Live & Work
Climate
Jefferson County has a comfortable climate and ranks higher on the comfort index than New York and the United States averages.
Comparative Climate Stats
  Jefferson County New York United States
Rainfall (in.) 38.2 41.1 36.5
Snowfall (in.) 93.1 57.9 25
Precipitation Days 145 133 100
Sunny Days 161 165 205
Avg. July High 80 81.8 86.5
Avg. Jan. Low 9.8 16.6 20.5
Comfort Index (higher=better) 58 53 44
UV Index 3.3 3.3 4.3
Source: Sperling’s Best Places, 2011
The UV index is a measure of an area’s exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Often times this is a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV index in Jefferson County is lower than the US average, which is 4.3.
The comfort index is a scale that uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people. A higher ranking indicates more comfort. The US average is 44, so Jefferson County is slightly more comfortable during the warmer months than the rest of the country.