Watervliet Arsenal Army Base

Army Materiel Command, TACOM LCMC
1 Buffington Street, Watervliet, NY 12189-4050

In Albany, the summers are warm and wet, the winters are freezing, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 17°F to 83°F and is rarely below -0°F or above 91°F.


The warm season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 27 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 83°F and low of 64°F. The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 2 to March 11, with an average daily high temperature below 42°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 17°F and high of 32°F.


The wetter season lasts 5.6 months, from April 8 to September 25, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 39% on June 15. The drier season lasts 6.4 months, from September 25 to April 8. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on January 30.

Upstate New York
Albany, NY
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Albany, NY is 15% lower than the New York average, and 1% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Albany, NY, the average cost of goods and services is 4% lower than it is in New York, and it is 5% higher than the national average.
Getting to Know the Area
Watervliet Arsenal is located in the Capital Region of New York State which includes the Albany, Troy, Schenectady, and Saratoga Springs areas.  The Capital Region is comprised of metropolitan areas with shopping, restaurants, museums, and active nightlife spots, as well as quiet rural areas with farms and wide open spaces.  There are many outdoor activities to enjoy at the several parks, lakes, and hiking trails located throughout the region. 
Some points of interest include Lake George, Saratoga Springs Spa Park, John Boyd Thacher State Park, Empire State Plaza, New York State Museum, Times Union Center, Lark Street, Indian Ladder Farms, and the Saratoga Race Track.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

Saratoga Race Track
Apple Orchard
Times Union Center