Garrison, Iowa 

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Climate in Garrison, Iowa

Garrison, Iowa gets 37 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Garrison averages 32 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 191 sunny days per year in Garrison. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Garrison gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 100 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 10
Rain: averages 37 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 32 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Garrison is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Iowa.

6.9 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Garrison, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Garrison, IowaUnited States
  37.4 in.38.1 in.
  31.5 in.27.8 in.
  100.0 days106.2 days
  191 days205 days
  83.8°85.8°
  10.1°21.7°
  6.97
  3.94.3
  876 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 Garrison with an average high temperature of 83.8°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Iowa. In Garrison, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Garrison are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Garrison with an average of 10.1°. This is about average compared to other places in Iowa.


In Garrison, there are 11.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Iowa.


In Garrison, there are 147.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Iowa.


In Garrison, there are 17.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Iowa.


June is the wettest month in Garrison with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 38% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 37.4 inches in Garrison means that it is wetter than most places in Iowa.


May is the rainiest month in Garrison with 11.6 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 5.6 rainy days. There are 100.0 rainy days annually in Garrison, which is about average compared to other places in Iowa. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 31.5 inches in Garrison means that it is about average compared to other places in Iowa. December is the snowiest month in Garrison with 8.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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