Mackay, Idaho 

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Climate in Mackay, Idaho

Mackay, Idaho gets 11 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Mackay averages 103 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 Mackay. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Mackay gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 71 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 6
Rain: averages 11 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 103 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Mackay is 6.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Idaho.

6.2 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Mackay, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Mackay, IdahoUnited States
  10.5 in.38.1 in.
  103.1 in.27.8 in.
  70.8 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  81.7°85.8°
  5.5°21.7°
  6.27
  44.3
  5905 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 Mackay with an average high temperature of 81.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Idaho. In Mackay, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Mackay are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Mackay with an average of 5.5°. This is one of the coldest places in Idaho.


In Mackay, there are 3.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Idaho.


In Mackay, there are 213.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Idaho.


In Mackay, there are 28.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Idaho.


June is the wettest month in Mackay with 1.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 32% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 10.5 inches in Mackay means that it is drier than most places in Idaho.


June is the rainiest month in Mackay with 8.1 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 4.3 rainy days. There are 70.8 rainy days annually in Mackay, which is one of the least rainy places in Idaho. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 103.1 inches in Mackay means that it is one of the snowiest places in Idaho. December is the snowiest month in Mackay with 28.8 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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