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The University of Rochester

Temperatures, Precipitation, and Sunshine on campus:

Check below to read averages, minimums, and about daylight on the UR campus.

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During the School Year:
*all schools based on a 250 day school year
Daylight
Avg Number of daylight hours12.4 hrs
Avg % of day spent cloudy78.0%
Avg non-cloudy-ish sunlight hours
(subtracting away average cloudiness)
2.7 hrs
Precipitation
Avg % of day spent precipitating16.4%
Temperatures
Average Temperature41.1F
Maximum Temperature93.2F
Minimum Temperature-11.2F
Windchill Minimum-28.1F

Relevant quotes pertaining to the weather

“... It is worse than the rest of the the Northeast or even Upstate New York; mainly due to cloud cover (Seasonal Affective Distorder or "Rochester b...”
 
“... The weather is cold and snowy all year long, although you will get used to that ...”
 
“... The weather is really bad (it snowed in april), and all the dorms I have seen in addition to my own are ugly, and somewhat dilapidated ...”
 
“... The weather is terrible: don't be fooled by the great weather in September, because it's all downhill from there ...”
 
“... Soooo many people complain about the weather, the surrounding city, the amount of work required to even get by in their courses, etc ...”
 
“... The food is bad, the weather is bad, the social life is bad ...”
 
“... Be prepared for snow, however ...”
 
“... You have to like cold weather ...”
 
“... little cold, but no big deal ...”
 
“... It is cold and sometimes feels smaller than it is ...”
 
“... Although many of my fellow commenters opinions are true (the weather sucks, social life is iffy), I would like to add that it's very important to ...”
 
“... the weather is bad, but no worse than most of the northeast ...”
 
“... The worst thing about Rochester is the weather ...”
 
“... The weather in Rochester is very cold in the winter and it snows a lot, so be aware of that ...”
 
“... The biggest negatives here in day to day life are probably going to be the weather and the parking ...”
 
“... Rochester was cold, but I never noticed it ...”
 
“... The snow for me is one the the best aspects ...”
 
“... It's not exactly a small city, but given the weather (it snows into April and sometimes May) few people want to leave their warm beds ...”
 
“... Also my experience was that most students that were unhappy weren’t displeased with the university or the education but the weather or a ...”
 
“... Coming from Central New York, I was used to the weather, but it certainly didn't help my mood to trudge to class through freezing rain, snow and ...”
 
“... Another negative factor is the weather ...”
 
“... -Very nice campus, but the excessive snow can take its toll on the facilities ...”
 
“... So to address and dispel pertinent beliefs: The weather: Yes, it is not a warm school ...”
 
“... ) CONS - ohhh the weather - there is not a strong academic advisor program ...”
 
“... The weather in rochester sucks - it's not that it's necessarily too cold, but the wind is consistently blowing at 15mph and the sky is grey ...”
 
“... Of course the food sucks and the weather is bad (from December to March; but campus is pretty small, so getting around isn't too bad) ...”
 
“... Lots of the below comments are true - especially about the constant apologizing, and the cold ...”
 
“... The weather here makes the school a terrible place to be ...”
 
“... You have to deal with tough exams, tough weather and a pretty tough life, but on the other hand my experience with the faculty here has been wond...”
 
“... The campus is really pretty, even with the snow during the winter ...”
 
“... On top of all this the weather is cold, very, very cold, Rochester gets more snow then Alaska, just look it up if you don't believe me ...”
 
“... Maybe cause its right next to a cemetery or the continous dreary cold weather, or just being around so many disheartened individuals ...”
 
“... I suppose my biggest gripe is with the actuall students and the environment that they foster: It is indeed difficult to get through a day wit...”
 
“... The administration would like very much for the campus to consist of a well-balanced rainbow of diversity in terms or race and religion, but woul...”
 
“... The weather is pretty shitty after october or so, but you get used to it ...”
 
“... its cold, really really cold ...”
 
“... The girls were friendly and open to a good time, the drink was easy to come by, and walking a mile in subzero temperatures through the 19th Ward...”
 
“... Objectively though, this is a great university with a top-notch faculty, gorgeous (if usually snow-covered) campus, and ample social/athletic ...”
 
“... The "Ivy Leauge reject", "homesick New Yorker", bad weather, poor social life, cutthroat, etc ...”
 
“... Even in the winter cold ...”
 
“... I was mostly worried about the weather when I considered coming here ...”
 
“... This is a great school, but not for those who hate the cold and certainly not for those looking to constantly party ...”
 



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