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“Albany New York”
Climate Project

Alejandra Marquez
Geography 100
Bruce Seivertson
11:50-1:15 Monday & Wednesday

Albany is located in the humid continental climate zone (Köppen climateclassification: Dfb) and has cold, snowy winters, and hot, wet summers; the city experiences four distinct seasons.
Albany receives 38.6 inches (98 cm) of rain per year, with 137 days of at least0.01 inches (0.025 cm) of precipitation each year. Snowfall is significant, totaling 62.7 inches (159 cm) annually, but with less accumulation than the lake-effect areas to the north and west, as it isfurther from Lake Ontario. Albany is close enough to the Atlantic coast to receive heavy snow from Nor'easters and the city occasionally receives Alberta clippers. Winters can be very cold withfluctuating conditions; temperatures often drop below 0 °F (−18 °C) at night. Summers in Albany can contain stretches of excessive heat and humidity, with temperatures above 90 °F (32 °C).
Albany islocated on a steep hill at the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers in the east-central region of New York State. At the riverfront, the city is only a few feet above sea level. The terrain risesgradually reaching a height of 1,800 feet 11 miles to the west and 2,000 feet 12 miles to the east. I think the physical setting and climate classification of Albany affects its weather because it enjoysone of the highest percentages of sunshine in the state. As you can see the climate classification for Albany, it also has precipitations three times in winter to prevent the climate from becoming atropical wet-and-dry climate.

Weather Data Table
Date | High | Low | Sky Conditions | Precipitation |
Feb 26 | 34 | 1 | Sunny | 0 |
Feb 27 | 49 | 19 | Partly Cloudy | 0 |
Feb 28 | 39 |30 | Cloudy | 0 |
Feb 29 | 34 | 28 | Cloudy | 0 |
March 1 | 34 | 30 | Mostly Cloudy | 0.27 |
March 2 | 37 | 26 | Mostly Cloudy | 0.17 |
March 3 | 51 | 33 | Fog | 0 |

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