Bossier City, LA 

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Climate in Bossier City, LA

Bossier City, LA has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. Average high temperatures range from the mid-60s in winter to the mid-90s in summer, while average lows range from the low 40s to the upper 70s. The city receives an average of 52 inches of precipitation annually, most of which falls between March and July. Snowfall is relatively rare, but occasional light snow can occur during winter months. Humidity levels tend to be quite high year-round due to the city's close proximity to the Gulf Coast.

Bossier City, Louisiana gets 52 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Bossier City averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 213 sunny days per year in Bossier City. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bossier City gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 90 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 93 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 35
Rain: averages 52 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


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

3.8 / 7.3

Summer   /   Winter
April, October and May are the most pleasant months in Bossier City, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Bossier City, LouisianaUnited States
  51.7 in.38.1 in.
  0.5 in.27.8 in.
  90.1 days106.2 days
  213 days205 days
  174 ft.2443 ft.


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.

August is the hottest month for Bossier City with an average high temperature of 93.6°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Louisiana. In Bossier City, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bossier City are October, April and May.

In Bossier City, there are 81.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Louisiana.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Bossier City with an average of 34.8°. This is colder than most places in Louisiana.

In Bossier City, there are 36.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Louisiana.

In Bossier City, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Louisiana.

Humidity in Bossier City can be stifling in the summer, but pleasant for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from May-September and the least humid months are October-April.

December is the wettest month in Bossier City with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 2.6 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 51.7 inches in Bossier City means that it is one of the driest places in Louisiana.

December is the rainiest month in Bossier City with 8.7 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 5.8 rainy days. There are 90.1 rainy days annually in Bossier City, which is one of the least rainy places in Louisiana. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 0.5 inches in Bossier City means that it is snowier than most places in Louisiana. February is the snowiest month in Bossier City with 0.3 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Bossier City    5 Reviews
    White Flight - 12/21/2017
    Bossier City is pretty much where people from Shreveport go when they get fed up with the crime, dysfunction, and high taxes over there. That said, it is no paradise. ... Read More

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    Better than Shreveport, but only slightly - 12/3/2016
    This is sort of the "good side" of the Red River. A little safer than Shreveport, but not by much! Has some modern stores and livable apartments. Just be wary of who... Read More

    It's all right - 9/14/2014
    Lived here for 7 years, ready to leave, mind you. There are a number of colleges including a state university branch. It gets terribly hot and humid in the summer with... Read More

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