Spirit Lake, Idaho 

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Climate in Spirit Lake, Idaho

Spirit Lake, Idaho gets 28 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Spirit Lake averages 52 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 171 sunny days per year in Spirit Lake. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Spirit Lake gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 120 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 22
Rain: averages 28 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 52 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Spirit Lake is 6.5 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Idaho.

6.5 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Spirit Lake, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Spirit Lake, IdahoUnited States
  27.5 in.38.1 in.
  52.2 in.27.8 in.
  119.6 days106.2 days
  171 days205 days
  81.8°85.8°
  21.7°21.7°
  6.57
  3.24.3
  2569 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 Spirit Lake with an average high temperature of 81.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Idaho. In Spirit Lake, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Spirit Lake are August, July and June.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Spirit Lake with an average of 20.8°. This is warmer than most places in Idaho.


In Spirit Lake, there are 11.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Idaho.


In Spirit Lake, there are 168.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Idaho.


In Spirit Lake, there are 3.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Idaho.


November is the wettest month in Spirit Lake with 3.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 1.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 32% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 27.5 inches in Spirit Lake means that it is wetter than most places in Idaho.


November is the rainiest month in Spirit Lake with 14.3 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 4.7 rainy days. There are 119.6 rainy days annually in Spirit Lake, which is rainier than most places in Idaho. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 52.2 inches in Spirit Lake means that it is snowier than most places in Idaho. December is the snowiest month in Spirit Lake with 19.8 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    This isn't Coeur d'Alene or Spokane - 7/16/2008
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