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2020 Compare Climate & Weather:
Idaho Falls, ID vs Richland, WA

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Highlights

On average, there are 196 sunny days per year in Richland. Idaho Falls averages 201 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Richland, Washington gets 8.1 inches of rain, on average, per year. Idaho Falls, Idaho gets 12.2 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Richland averages 3.6 inches of snow per year. Idaho Falls averages 38.9 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Richland, Washington
Summer High:
the July high is around 89.9 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 28.7
Rain: averages 8.1 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 3.6 inches of snow a year

Idaho Falls, Idaho
Summer High:
the July high is around 86.2 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 12.9
Rain: averages 12.2 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 38.9 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Richland

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Richland is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Washington.

7.5 / 10
June, September and May are the most pleasant months in Richland, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Idaho Falls

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Idaho Falls is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Idaho.

6.7 / 10
June, July and September are the most pleasant months in Idaho Falls, while December and January are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Idaho Falls, ID

1 AM PST

Mostly Cloudy

13°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightMostly Cloudy10° / 31°NNE 2 mph
Sunday NightPartly Cloudy11° / 36°NE 5 mph
Monday NightCloudy then Slight Chance Light Snow23° / 38°E 3 mph
Tuesday NightChance Light Snow26° / 33°SSW 6 to 10 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Cloudy then Slight Chance Light Snow18° / 31°SSW 6 mph
Thursday NightMostly Cloudy then Slight Chance Light Snow18° / 32°SE 3 mph
Friday NightMostly Cloudy20° / 33°SSW 3 mph

Today's Weather - Richland, WA

1 AM PST

Patchy Freezing Fog

29°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightPatchy Freezing Fog29° / 37°NW 6 mph
Sunday NightPatchy Freezing Fog27° / 37°NW 6 mph
Monday NightMostly Cloudy then Slight Chance Light Rain29° / 43°N 2 mph
Tuesday NightMostly Cloudy34° / 43°SW 6 to 9 mph
Wednesday NightChance Light Rain37° / 44°SW 3 mph
Thursday NightSlight Chance Light Rain then Cloudy38° / 43°W 3 mph
Friday NightMostly Cloudy then Slight Chance Light Rain37° / 46°S 3 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthIdaho Falls, IDRichland, WA
January29° / 13°41° / 29°
February34° / 16°48° / 30°
March48° / 26°58° / 35°
April59° / 33°66° / 40°
May67° / 40°74° / 48°
June77° / 47°82° / 54°
July86° / 52°90° / 59°
August86° / 51°89° / 58°
September75° / 42°80° / 50°
October60° / 33°65° / 40°
November43° / 23°50° / 34°
December30° / 14°39° / 28°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Idaho Falls / Richland
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 030 / 1911 / 127 / 1
February0 / 027 / 179 / 96 / 1
March0 / 025 / 108 / 93 / 0
April0 / 014 / 28 / 72 / 0
May0 / 24 / 010 / 71 / 0
June2 / 50 / 07 / 50 / 0
July9 / 160 / 05 / 30 / 0
August9 / 140 / 05 / 20 / 0
September1 / 32 / 05 / 30 / 0
October0 / 015 / 47 / 61 / 0
November0 / 026 / 129 / 116 / 0
December0 / 030 / 2110 / 118 / 1
July is the hottest month for Idaho Falls with an average high temperature of 86.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Idaho. In Idaho Falls, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Idaho Falls are June, September and August.

July is the hottest month for Richland with an average high temperature of 89.9°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Washington. In Richland, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Richland are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Idaho Falls with an average of 12.9°. This is colder than most places in Idaho.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Richland with an average of 27.5°. This is colder than most places in Washington.



In Idaho Falls, there are 20.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Idaho.

In Richland, there are 39.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Washington.



In Idaho Falls, there are 172.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Idaho.

In Richland, there are 86.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Washington.



In Idaho Falls, there are 10.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Idaho.

In Richland, there are 0.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Washington.



May is the wettest month in Idaho Falls with 1.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 34% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.2 inches in Idaho Falls means that it is drier than most places in Idaho.


December is the wettest month in Richland with 1.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 0.2 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 38% of yearly precipitation and 14% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 8.1 inches in Richland means that it is one of the driest places in Washington.


January is the rainiest month in Idaho Falls with 10.5 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 4.6 rainy days. There are 93.3 rainy days annually in Idaho Falls, which is about average compared to other places in Idaho. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.

January is the rainiest month in Richland with 11.5 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 2.3 rainy days. There are 82.8 rainy days annually in Richland, which is less rainy than most places in Washington. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 38% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 12% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 38.9 inches in Idaho Falls means that it is less snowy than most places in Idaho.

An annual snowfall of 3.6 inches in Richland means that it is less snowy than most places in Washington.



December is the snowiest month in Idaho Falls with 10.9 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.

December is the snowiest month in Richland with 1.4 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.


DID YOU KNOW?

Many people confuse Weather and Climate, but they are different. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, while Climate refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

Weather, more specifically, refers to how the atmosphere behaves and its effects on life and human activities. Most people think of Weather in terms of what can be observed: temperature, humidity, precipitation, and cloudy/sunny conditions. Weather conditions constantly change on a minute-to-minute basis.

Climate is a record of the average weather conditions for a given place over a long period of time, often referred to as Climate Normals. A 30-year period of record is a common requirement to be considered a Climate Normal.


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re: - 4/2/2009
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