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Moscow, Idaho, gets 20 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 49 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 117.

On average, there are 169 sunny days per year in Moscow, Idaho. The July high is around 84 degrees. The January low is 25. Sperling's comfort index for Moscow is a 69 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

  CLIMATEMoscow, IdahoUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)  19.939.2
  Snowfall (in.)  49.225.8
  Precipitation Days  117102
  Sunny Days  169205
  Avg. July High  83.886.1
  Avg. Jan. Low  25.122.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)  6954
  UV Index  34.3
  Elevation ft.  2,6051,443


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Tom Thank you for your detailed comments on Moscow, ID, esp. the climate. We are in the process of selling our home in preparation to move to Moscow (sight unseen).... (read more)
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After initially expressing some trepidation concerning winters in Moscow, I've now lived here through two of them, and I have to say that my fears were unwarranted. I... (read more)
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Heart of the Arts? Try Heart of the MOLD.
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