Blackfoot, Idaho 

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Climate in Blackfoot, Idaho

Blackfoot, Idaho gets 12 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Blackfoot averages 33 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 206 sunny days per year in Blackfoot. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Blackfoot gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 86 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 15
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 33 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Blackfoot is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Idaho.

6.8 / 10
June, July and September are the most pleasant months in Blackfoot, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Blackfoot, IdahoUnited States
  11.5 in.38.1 in.
  32.6 in.27.8 in.
  85.8 days106.2 days
  206 days205 days
  86.1°85.8°
  14.9°21.7°
  6.87
  4.74.3
  4498 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Blackfoot with an average high temperature of 86.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Idaho. In Blackfoot, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Blackfoot are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Blackfoot with an average of 14.9°. This is colder than most places in Idaho.


In Blackfoot, there are 21.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Idaho.


In Blackfoot, there are 166.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Idaho.


In Blackfoot, there are 10.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Idaho.


May is the wettest month in Blackfoot with 1.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 32% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 11.5 inches in Blackfoot means that it is drier than most places in Idaho.


December is the rainiest month in Blackfoot with 9.9 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 4.0 rainy days. There are 85.8 rainy days annually in Blackfoot, which is less rainy than most places in Idaho. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 32.6 inches in Blackfoot means that it is less snowy than most places in Idaho. December is the snowiest month in Blackfoot with 8.7 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Blackfoot    3 Reviews
    Love this awesome town! - 5/30/2019
    I am new to Blackfoot and as a former west coaster I can say I survived winter, it was not that bad at all, (before this winter I had only driven in snow 4 or 5 times in... Read More

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    climate - 2/23/2009
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    If you like potatoes... - 9/26/2007
    I grew up in Blackfoot, and returned after traveling the West Coast and living in San Francisco for several years. The economy is terrible. There isn't much you can do... Read More


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