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The climate of Altoona (Pennsylvania - United States of America)
Altoona is a medium sized city located centrally in the state of Pennsylvania. Altoona is located in Blair County on the Horseshoe Curve which is a famous three-track railroad curve. Altoona was founded during the second part of the 19th century by the Pennsylvania Railroad as the site for a shop complex. The Horseshoe Curve is a popular tourist destination. It has been a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark since 2004. Nowadays most people earn their living in Health Care. Altoona has a warm continental climate with four distinct seasons. Winters are cold with longer periods with subzero temperatures (during the night). During this period precipitation may fall in the form of snow or sleet. Summers are warm with average temperatures just below 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). Precipitation is quite evenly spread out over the year.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Altoona:

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 0 -8 4 14 n/a
February 2 -5 5 13 n/a
March 8 -2 6 13 n/a
April 15 4 7 13 n/a
May 21 9 8 13 n/a
June 26 14 9 12 n/a
July 28 16 9 11 n/a
August 27 15 8 12 n/a
September 23 11 7 10 n/a
October 17 5 6 10 n/a
November 10 1 4 12 n/a
December 3 -5 3 14 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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