Average Annual Precipitation for New York





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities and other locations 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 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

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
114 Bridgehampton, Long Island 49.8 1264
122 Islip, Long Island 46.0 1168
120 New York City, Brooklyn 47.1 1197
125 New York City, Central Park 49.5 1258
121 New York JFK Airport 43.3 1100
122 New York La Guardia Airport 45.3 1150
124 White Plains 47.8 1213

Hudson Valley & Catskills

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
139 Albany 40.7 1033
116 Hudson 44.1 1120
128 Poughkeepsie 47.2 1198
138 Saratoga Springs 46.4 1178
169 Slide Mountain (2650 feet) 63.1 1602

Adirondacks & Seaway

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
133 Glens Falls 38.2 971
179 Lake Placid 43.8 1112
146 Massena 33.9 862
172 Old Forge 49.8 1264
145 Plattsburgh 30.9 785
168 Tupper Lake 45.1 1144
168 Watertown 44.4 1127

Finger Lakes & Central New York State

Average annual precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
180 Auburn 44.3 1124
164 Binghamton 42.0 1068
161 Corning 38.7 983
140 Elmira 38.1 967
166 Ithaca 38.3 973
158 Oneonta 44.8 1137
174 Syracuse 39.9 1013
174 Utica 44.0 1118

Western New York State

Annual precipitation totals
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
159 Allegany State Park 46.6 1185
151 Batavia 36.6 929
166 Buffalo 40.7 1033
172 Jamestown 45.9 1167
158 Niagara Falls 34.7 882
179 Olean 40.7 1033
168 Rochester 35.1 891
160 Sherman 48.2 1225
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

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