West Plains, Missouri 

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Climate in West Plains, Missouri

West Plains, Missouri gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

West Plains averages 8 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 207 sunny days per year in West Plains. The US average is 205 sunny days.

West Plains gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 88 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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 22
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 8 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for West Plains is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Missouri.

7.4 / 10
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in West Plains, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  West Plains, MissouriUnited States
  47.1 in.38.1 in.
  8.3 in.27.8 in.
  87.7 days106.2 days
  207 days205 days
  88.9°85.8°
  22.2°21.7°
  7.47
  4.44.3
  1004 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.


August is the hottest month for West Plains with an average high temperature of 89.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Missouri. In West Plains, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for West Plains are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for West Plains with an average of 22.2°. This is warmer than most places in Missouri.


In West Plains, there are 35.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Missouri.


In West Plains, there are 103.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Missouri.


In West Plains, there are 1.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Missouri.


May is the wettest month in West Plains with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.1 inches in West Plains means that it is one of the wettest places in Missouri.


May is the rainiest month in West Plains with 9.8 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 5.9 rainy days. There are 87.7 rainy days annually in West Plains, which is one of the least rainy places in Missouri. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 8.3 inches in West Plains means that it is less snowy than most places in Missouri. February is the snowiest month in West Plains with 2.6 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for West Plains    6 Reviews
    Ok to live - 1/7/2013
    Nice place to live, though jobs are hard to come by (have to know someone). Relocated here 2 1/2 years ago, still haven't gotten a good paying job. Cost of living is low... Read More

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    Just wondering - 2/4/2010
    I'm thinking of moving to West Plains Missouri. I currently live in California and have a possible job opportunity teaching at the college in West Plains. I believe I'd... Read More

    Air Quality only 43% - 5/22/2009
    We choose to live in Alton, MO because of the air quality of 75% The reason AQ in West Plains, MO is only 43 % A company there makes charcoal and a very big... Read More


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