Waukon, Iowa 

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Climate in Waukon, Iowa

Waukon, Iowa gets 36 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Waukon averages 42 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 190 sunny days per year in Waukon. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Waukon gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 107 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 8
Rain: averages 36 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 42 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

6.7 / 10
June, August and July are the most pleasant months in Waukon, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Waukon, IowaUnited States
  36.2 in.38.1 in.
  42.0 in.27.8 in.
  107.1 days106.2 days
  190 days205 days
  81.7°85.8°
  7.9°21.7°
  6.77
  3.74.3
  1234 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 Waukon with an average high temperature of 81.7°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Iowa. In Waukon, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Waukon are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Waukon with an average of 7.9°. This is colder than most places in Iowa.


In Waukon, there are 5.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Iowa.


In Waukon, there are 152.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Iowa.


In Waukon, there are 22.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Iowa.


June is the wettest month in Waukon with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 36.2 inches in Waukon means that it is wetter than most places in Iowa.


May is the rainiest month in Waukon with 12.4 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 5.5 rainy days. There are 107.1 rainy days annually in Waukon, which is rainier than most places in Iowa. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 42.0 inches in Waukon means that it is one of the snowiest places in Iowa. December is the snowiest month in Waukon with 10.8 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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