The climate of Ohio (United
States of America)
The state of Ohio is located in the northeastern part of the United
States. Ohio is located west from the Appalachians and has a hilly
landscape in the south. The further you travel north the flatter the
landscape gets. Many plains and lakes can be found in Ohio. Ohio has a
warm continental climate (type Dfa according to the Köppen climate
classification). Summers are warm and erratic. During one week it may
be rainy with temperatures hardly rising above 20 degrees Celsius (68
degrees Fahrenheit) while the next week the sun may shine exuberantly
with temperatures reaching tropical values. The contrast between the
seasons is fairly big. Winters may be very cold. Especially in January
and February subzero temperatures during the night are not uncommon.
In the northern part of Ohio which is located along the south coast of
Lake Erie snowstorms are not uncommon during the winter. These storms
may cause a lot of inconvenience. Although Ohio is not located in
Tornado Alley twisters may occur. The highest chance of this
phenomenon occurring is during spring and fall.
Climate information of places in Ohio
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region or city. The following climate information is available for
Throughout Ohio several climate figures and temperatures can be
recorded. The figures below are for Columbus and cannot be seen as an
average for this state. For climate figures for other places and
regions in Ohio please, visit the individual climate pages.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The figures below apply to Columbus. For
climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the
relevant individual climate pages
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