Climate in the Catskills

Climate in the Catskills
The Catskills in New York is a popular tourist destination. It has different weather conditions throughout the year, varying slightly based on elevation. Plan your trip for a season in which your favorite weather and nature conditions occur.
 

Geography

Located in south central New York, the Catskills are a mountainous region with several cities and towns.

 
 

Summer Months

During June, the temperature rarely rises above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, hovering around 70 to 80. August and July are much the same, with temperatures rarely dipping below 40 or rising above 95. Rain in the summer averages around 4 inches.

Fall Months

With the beginning of autumn comes cooler temperatures, ranging from an average high of 73 in September to 50 in November. The lows at that time range from 53 to 33. September and October receive only 2 to 3 inches of rain, while November gets 3 to 4 inches.

Winter Months

December has its share of biting cold; temperatures dip down into the 20s and 30s. January averages in the upper 20s and February warms to 35. Snowfall averages about 12 to 15 inches per month.

Spring Months

Spring's arrival in March is marked by consistently warmer temperatures, though averages still range from 30 to 50. Rainfall increases through the spring, with an average of 3 inches in March and 5 in May.

 

Article Written By Jack Stone

Jack Stone, a 25-year-old freelance writer, has been writing professionally since 2009 for sites such as eHow, Golflink and Trails. He holds a Bachelor of Theology from Ozark Christian College, a certificate to teach English to speakers of other languages from Biola University and a Masters of Arts degree from Wheaton College.

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