Pocatello, Idaho 

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Climate in Pocatello, Idaho

Pocatello, Idaho gets 13 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Pocatello averages 49 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 207 sunny days per year in Pocatello. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Pocatello gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 97 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18
Rain: averages 13 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 49 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Pocatello, IdahoUnited States
  13.0 in.38.1 in.
  49.0 in.27.8 in.
  97.2 days106.2 days
  207 days205 days
  88.2°85.8°
  17.6°21.7°
  6.87
  4.94.3
  4462 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 Pocatello with an average high temperature of 88.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Idaho. In Pocatello, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Pocatello are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Pocatello with an average of 17.6°. This is about average compared to other places in Idaho.


In Pocatello, there are 31.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Idaho.


In Pocatello, there are 151.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Idaho.


In Pocatello, there are 5.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Idaho.


May is the wettest month in Pocatello with 1.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 31% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 13.0 inches in Pocatello means that it is about average compared to other places in Idaho.


December is the rainiest month in Pocatello with 11.9 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 4.2 rainy days. There are 97.2 rainy days annually in Pocatello, which is about average compared to other places in Idaho. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 34% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 49.0 inches in Pocatello means that it is about average compared to other places in Idaho. December is the snowiest month in Pocatello with 12.2 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Not bad, but not great - 4/26/2017
    Okay, I'm laughing at the people who posted there being a lot of diversity here in Pocatello because they may not have lived any place else except a really small town or... Read More

    Pocatello - 1/9/2015
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