Sloan, Iowa 

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Climate in Sloan, Iowa

Sloan, Iowa gets 29 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Sloan averages 31 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 211 sunny days per year in Sloan. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Sloan gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 84 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 10
Rain: averages 29 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 31 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Sloan is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Iowa.

7 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Sloan, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Sloan, IowaUnited States
  29.2 in.38.1 in.
  31.1 in.27.8 in.
  83.5 days106.2 days
  211 days205 days
  86.2°85.8°
  9.8°21.7°
  77
  3.84.3
  1073 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 Sloan with an average high temperature of 86.2°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Iowa. In Sloan, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Sloan are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Sloan with an average of 9.8°. This is about average compared to other places in Iowa.


In Sloan, there are 22.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Iowa.


In Sloan, there are 156.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Iowa.


In Sloan, there are 18.5 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 Sloan with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 38% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 29.2 inches in Sloan means that it is one of the driest places in Iowa.


May is the rainiest month in Sloan with 10.1 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.4 rainy days. There are 83.5 rainy days annually in Sloan, which is one of the least rainy places in Iowa. The rainiest season is Summer 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 31.1 inches in Sloan means that it is about average compared to other places in Iowa. December is the snowiest month in Sloan with 7.1 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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