Emmetsburg, Iowa 

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Climate in Emmetsburg, Iowa

Emmetsburg, Iowa gets 32 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Emmetsburg averages 36 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

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

Emmetsburg gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 95 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 32 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 36 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Emmetsburg is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Iowa.

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Summer   /   Winter
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Emmetsburg, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Emmetsburg, IowaUnited States
  31.9 in.38.1 in.
  35.7 in.27.8 in.
  94.9 days106.2 days
  205 days205 days
  82.4°85.8°
  5.8°21.7°
  6.77
  3.64.3
  1240 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 Emmetsburg with an average high temperature of 82.4°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Iowa. In Emmetsburg, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Emmetsburg are June, August and July.


In Emmetsburg, there are 8.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Iowa.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Emmetsburg with an average of 5.8°. This is one of the coldest places in Iowa.


In Emmetsburg, there are 163.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Iowa.


In Emmetsburg, there are 27.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Iowa.


The humidity is usually comfortable in Emmetsburg but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.


June is the wettest month in Emmetsburg with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 42% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 31.9 inches in Emmetsburg means that it is drier than most places in Iowa.


May is the rainiest month in Emmetsburg with 11.6 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 4.7 rainy days. There are 94.9 rainy days annually in Emmetsburg, which is less rainy than most places in Iowa. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 35.7 inches in Emmetsburg means that it is snowier than most places in Iowa. December is the snowiest month in Emmetsburg with 8.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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