Big Sandy, Montana 

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Climate in Big Sandy, Montana

Big Sandy, Montana gets 13 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Big Sandy averages 36 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 185 sunny days per year in Big Sandy. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Big Sandy gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 58 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 9
Rain: averages 13 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 36 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Big Sandy is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Montana.

6.9 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Big Sandy, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Big Sandy, MontanaUnited States
  12.6 in.38.1 in.
  35.5 in.27.8 in.
  58.3 days106.2 days
  185 days205 days
  85.4°85.8°
  9.0°21.7°
  6.97
  3.94.3
  2700 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 Big Sandy with an average high temperature of 85.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Montana. In Big Sandy, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Big Sandy are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Big Sandy with an average of 9.0°. This is colder than most places in Montana.


In Big Sandy, there are 23.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Montana.


In Big Sandy, there are 173.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Montana.


In Big Sandy, there are 26.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Montana.


June is the wettest month in Big Sandy with 2.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.6 inches in Big Sandy means that it is drier than most places in Montana.


June is the rainiest month in Big Sandy with 8.4 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 2.6 rainy days. There are 58.3 rainy days annually in Big Sandy, which is one of the least rainy places in Montana. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 35.5 inches in Big Sandy means that it is less snowy than most places in Montana. December is the snowiest month in Big Sandy with 7.7 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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