Basin, Montana 

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Climate in Basin, Montana

Basin, Montana gets 14 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Basin averages 60 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 186 sunny days per year in Basin. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Basin 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 Highs & Lows

Summer High: the July high is around 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 12


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Basin ranks 62/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


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.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Basin, MontanaUnited States
  14.2 in.38.1 in.
  60.1 in.27.8 in.
  83.6 days106.2 days
  186 days205 days
  81.1°85.8°
  12.0°21.7°
  6254
  3.64.3
  5364 ft.2443 ft.

July is the hottest month for Basin with an average high temperature of 81.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Montana. In Basin, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Basin are August, July and June.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Basin with an average of 10.3°. This is colder than most places in Montana.


In Basin, there are 7.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Montana.


In Basin, there are 204.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Montana.


In Basin, there are 19.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Montana.


June is the wettest month in Basin with 2.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 38% of yearly precipitation and 13% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season.


The annual rainfall of 14.2 inches in Basin means that it is about average compared to other places in Montana.


An annual snowfall of 60.1 inches in Basin means that it is snowier than most places in Montana.



March is the snowiest month in Basin with 10.4 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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