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Kalispell, MT vs Missoula, MT

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Highlights

On average, there are 159 sunny days per year in Missoula. Kalispell averages 151 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Missoula, Montana gets 15.2 inches of rain, on average, per year. Kalispell, Montana gets 18 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Missoula averages 39.5 inches of snow per year. Kalispell averages 55.9 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Missoula, Montana
Summer High:
the July high is around 84.6 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17.9
Rain: averages 15.2 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 39.5 inches of snow a year

Kalispell, Montana
Summer High:
the July high is around 80.5 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 55.9 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Missoula

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Missoula is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Montana.

6.6 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Missoula, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Kalispell

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Kalispell is 6.3 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Montana.

6.3 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Kalispell, while December and January are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Kalispell, MT

2 PM PST

Sunny

58°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonSunny61° / 36°SE 6 mph
FridayPartly Sunny then Slight Chance Light Rain60° / 28°NNW 2 to 7 mph
SaturdayLight Snow And Areas Of Blowing Snow37° / 17°NE 29 to 35 mph
SundayMostly Sunny41° / 20°ESE 2 to 6 mph
MondayMostly Sunny46° / 26°WNW 6 mph
TuesdayMostly Sunny53° / 31°SW 2 to 6 mph
WednesdaySlight Chance Light Snow54° / 31°NNW 2 to 7 mph

Today's Weather - Missoula, MT

2 PM PST

Sunny

62°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonSunny66° / 38°NW 5 mph
FridaySunny66° / 35°SW 1 to 9 mph
SaturdayLight Snow then Snow Showers44° / 17°N 14 to 32 mph
SundayMostly Sunny42° / 21°E 1 to 5 mph
MondayMostly Sunny46° / 27°N 5 mph
TuesdayMostly Sunny53° / 33°WSW 5 mph
WednesdaySlight Chance Light Snow then Partly Sunny54° / 32°W 1 to 5 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthKalispell, MTMissoula, MT
January32° / 17°34° / 18°
February36° / 19°39° / 21°
March45° / 25°49° / 27°
April56° / 32°58° / 33°
May65° / 39°67° / 40°
June71° / 46°74° / 46°
July81° / 49°85° / 51°
August81° / 47°84° / 50°
September70° / 39°72° / 42°
October56° / 30°57° / 32°
November41° / 25°41° / 25°
December30° / 17°31° / 17°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Kalispell / Missoula
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 029 / 2914 / 1210 / 8
February0 / 026 / 2610 / 96 / 6
March0 / 026 / 2411 / 114 / 5
April0 / 016 / 1411 / 112 / 2
May0 / 05 / 413 / 120 / 0
June0 / 10 / 013 / 120 / 0
July4 / 90 / 08 / 70 / 0
August4 / 80 / 07 / 70 / 0
September0 / 13 / 28 / 80 / 0
October0 / 018 / 159 / 81 / 1
November0 / 024 / 2412 / 115 / 5
December0 / 029 / 3013 / 1210 / 9
August is the hottest month for Kalispell with an average high temperature of 80.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Montana. In Kalispell, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Kalispell are July, August and June.

July is the hottest month for Missoula with an average high temperature of 84.6°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Montana. In Missoula, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Missoula are June, August and September.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Kalispell with an average of 16.8°. This is warmer than most places in Montana.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Missoula with an average of 16.9°. This is warmer than most places in Montana.



In Kalispell, there are 8.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Montana.

In Missoula, there are 19.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Montana.



In Kalispell, there are 176.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Montana.

In Missoula, there are 166.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Montana.



In Kalispell, there are 8.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Montana.

In Missoula, there are 6.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Montana.



June is the wettest month in Kalispell with 2.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 18.0 inches in Kalispell means that it is wetter than most places in Montana.


June is the wettest month in Missoula with 2.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 15.2 inches in Missoula means that it is wetter than most places in Montana.


January is the rainiest month in Kalispell with 13.6 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 7.0 rainy days. There are 128.5 rainy days annually in Kalispell, which is one of the rainiest places in Montana. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.

December is the rainiest month in Missoula with 12.1 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 6.9 rainy days. There are 120.4 rainy days annually in Missoula, which is rainier than most places in Montana. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 55.9 inches in Kalispell means that it is snowier than most places in Montana.

An annual snowfall of 39.5 inches in Missoula means that it is about average compared to other places in Montana.



December is the snowiest month in Kalispell with 17.7 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.

December is the snowiest month in Missoula with 11.1 inches of snow, and 7 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.


Reviews for Kalispell    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 Missoula    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 KALISPELL, MONTANA
59901
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59801, 59808, 59802, 59803

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