Days with Minimum Temperature < 32°F

The total number of days per year when the temperature dips below 32°F (0°C) is an indicator of how often cold days occur.

A decrease in the number of days temperature drops below freezing promotes earlier spring snowmelt and runoff, with important consequences for managing water resources. Below-freezing temperatures can cause driving hazards, aircraft icing, and damage to infrastructure, yet ski resorts and other winter recreation businesses depend on sufficiently cold days to maintain snowpack. Some plants require a cumulative number of days below freezing before they can begin buddgin or blooming in the spring.

The information found on this page was taken from the Climate Explorer tool, which includes interactive maps and models that have capabilities beyond what is shown on this site.  To view these interactive maps and graphs specifically for Erie County, click here.