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Rochester, MN vs Big Sky, MT

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Highlights

On average, there are 187 sunny days per year in Big Sky. Rochester averages 180 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Big Sky, Montana gets 20.2 inches of rain, on average, per year. Rochester, Minnesota gets 33.9 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Big Sky averages 46.1 inches of snow per year. Rochester averages 48.1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highs & Lows

Big Sky, Montana
Summer High:
the July high is around 77.9 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 7.6

Rochester, Minnesota
Summer High:
the July high is around 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 4.8


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Big Sky ranks 57/100 for Sperling's Comfort Index.
Rochester ranks 35/100 for Sperling's Comfort Index.

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year round 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.


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.


Today's Weather - Rochester, MN

9 AM PST

Partly Sunny then Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms

66°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TodayPartly Sunny then Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms76° / 58°S 2 mph
TuesdaySlight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms then Mostly Cloudy75° / 56°NW 2 mph
WednesdayPartly Sunny74° / 56°NE 2 mph
ThursdayChance Showers And Thunderstorms74° / 57°SE 3 mph
FridayChance Showers And Thunderstorms76° / 60°W 5 mph
SaturdayChance Showers And Thunderstorms77° / 61°SW 6 mph
SundayChance Showers And Thunderstorms79° / 59°W 6 mph

Today's Weather - Big Sky, MT

9 AM PST

Chance Light Rain then Showers And Thunderstorms Likely

55°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TodayChance Light Rain then Showers And Thunderstorms Likely62° / 42°NNE 1 to 5 mph
TuesdayMostly Sunny then Chance Light Snow65° / 43°SW 1 to 6 mph
WednesdayMostly Sunny then Slight Chance Light Rain64° / 37°SW 2 to 10 mph
ThursdayMostly Sunny then Slight Chance Rain And Snow56° / 34°W 2 to 9 mph
FridayChance Light Snow then Showers And Thunderstorms Likely50° / 36°W 2 to 7 mph
SaturdayChance Rain And Snow then Chance Showers And Thunderstorms52° / 37°NNW 1 to 5 mph
SundayChance Light Rain then Showers And Thunderstorms Likely56° / 38°WNW 1 to 5 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthRochester, MNBig Sky, MT
January23° / 5°31° / 8°
February29° / 9°35° / 8°
March41° / 22°43° / 16°
April57° / 34°50° / 22°
May69° / 45°59° / 30°
June78° / 55°68° / 36°
July82° / 59°78° / 40°
August79° / 57°77° / 39°
September71° / 48°68° / 32°
October59° / 35°54° / 24°
November42° / 24°38° / 15°
December27° / 10°28° / 7°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Rochester / Big Sky
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 031 / 317 / 117 / 4
February0 / 027 / 286 / 96 / 3
March0 / 025 / 309 / 115 / 4
April0 / 013 / 2910 / 102 / 3
May0 / 02 / 2111 / 130 / 1
June2 / 00 / 811 / 130 / 0
July3 / 10 / 210 / 100 / 0
August1 / 10 / 39 / 90 / 0
September0 / 01 / 169 / 90 / 0
October0 / 012 / 279 / 81 / 1
November0 / 024 / 298 / 104 / 4
December0 / 030 / 318 / 127 / 4










Reviews for Rochester    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't... Read More

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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

Reviews for Big Sky    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't... Read More

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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

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ZIPS IN ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA
55901, 55904, 55902, 55906, 55905
ZIPS IN BIG SKY, MONTANA
59716, 59730

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