What can we expect for Erie?
Erie, Pennsylvania, gets 45 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 101 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 160.
On average, there are 157 sunny days per year in Erie, Pennsylvania. The July high is around 80 degrees. The January low is 21. Sperling’s comfort index for Erie is a 49 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity. (Source, Sperling’s Best Places)
Average temperatures are expected to increase by 3.6-11.2 degrees by the end of the century.
Heat waves could occur up to three times per year by the end of the century.
Precipitation is expected to change seasonally, with more precipitation in the winter and more drought in the summer. When precipitation does occur in the summer, it’s expected to be in the form of storm events that could cause heavy flooding.
Extreme weather events are expected to increase.
Snow cover in Pennsylvania is expected to shrink; although Erie could experience more lake-effect snow if the Lake doesn’t freeze over