Idaho Falls, Idaho 

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Climate in Idaho Falls, Idaho

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

Idaho Falls averages 39 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

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

Idaho Falls gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 93 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 13
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 39 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Idaho Falls, IdahoUnited States
  12.2 in.38.1 in.
  38.9 in.27.8 in.
  93.3 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  86.2°85.8°
  12.9°21.7°
  6.77
  4.64.3
  4705 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 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.


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.


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


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


Humidity is low in Idaho Falls, and some people might find the dryness to be uncomfortable. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year. A very dry climate can lead to cracked, itchy skin and dry eyes.


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.


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.


An annual snowfall of 38.9 inches in Idaho Falls means that it is less snowy than most places in Idaho. December is the snowiest month in Idaho Falls with 10.9 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Idaho Falls    36 Reviews
    Becoming a bit much - 6/6/2022
    After escaping the liberalism in California I moved here with my family and loved the friendly folks, cleanliness, and beautiful views. Some things that I dislike is the... Read More

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    Got a little much for this small town boy - 12/3/2021
    I have lived here for about 17 years. I will admit that I have difficulty with the winter, the wind and the traffic. It seems that the traffic is constantly getting... Read More

    One of the last best places - 7/9/2021
    Anywhere in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah are now THEe BEST places to live. There is a reason people are flocking there...to live red, since blue has driven them out... Read More


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