Shenandoah, Iowa 

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Climate in Shenandoah, Iowa

Shenandoah, Iowa gets 35 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Shenandoah averages 24 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 218 sunny days per year in Shenandoah. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Shenandoah 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 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 13
Rain: averages 35 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 24 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Shenandoah is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Iowa.

7.1 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Shenandoah, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Shenandoah, IowaUnited States
  35.2 in.38.1 in.
  24.1 in.27.8 in.
  97.0 days106.2 days
  218 days205 days
  86.6°85.8°
  13.3°21.7°
  7.17
  44.3
  981 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 Shenandoah with an average high temperature of 86.6°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Iowa. In Shenandoah, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Shenandoah are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Shenandoah with an average of 13.3°. This is warmer than most places in Iowa.


In Shenandoah, there are 24.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Iowa.


In Shenandoah, there are 137.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Iowa.


In Shenandoah, there are 11.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Iowa.


May is the wettest month in Shenandoah with 5.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 39% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 35.2 inches in Shenandoah means that it is drier than most places in Iowa.


May is the rainiest month in Shenandoah with 12.2 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.8 rainy days. There are 97.0 rainy days annually in Shenandoah, which is less rainy than most places in Iowa. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 24.1 inches in Shenandoah means that it is one of the least snowy places in Iowa. February is the snowiest month in Shenandoah with 6.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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