Average Annual Precipitation for New York

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The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities, towns and parks in New York state.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year along with information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The annual precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Downstate New York, Hudson Valley & Catskills, Adirondacks & Seaway, Finger Lakes & Central New York State and Western New York State.

Downstate New York

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Millimetres
111 Bridgehampton, Long Island 50.1 1274
110 Brookhaven, Long Island 49.9 1268
121 New York City, Brooklyn 46.6 1184
122 New York City, Central Park 49.9 1268
119 New York JFK Airport 42.8 1086
118 New York La Guardia Airport 44.7 1136
116 White Plains 49.4 1253

Hudson Valley & Catskills

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Millimetres
138 Albany 39.4   999
125 Poughkeepsie 46.5 1182
131 Saratoga Springs 45.0 1142
155 Slide Mountain (2650 feet) 62.8 1596

Adirondacks & Seaway

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Millimetres
132 Glens Falls 39.1   992
170 Lake Placid 41.0 1042
152 Massena 35.0   888
173 Old Forge 50.0 1269
172 Tupper Lake 44.8 1138
162 Watertown 43.1 1095

Finger Lakes & Central New York State

Average annual precipitation
Days Place Inches Millimetres
159 Binghamton 39.3   998
139 Elmira 36.3   923
162 Ithaca 37.3   947
174 Syracuse 38.5   977
169 Utica 43.7 1110

Western New York State

Annual precipitation totals
Days Place Inches Millimetres
156 Allegany State Park 44.7 1135
167 Buffalo 40.5 1028
158 Jamestown 45.2 1149
159 Niagara Falls 35.0   888
167 Rochester 34.3   870
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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