Billings, Montana 

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Climate in Billings, Montana

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

Billings averages 46 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

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

Billings 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 16
Rain: averages 14 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 46 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Billings ranks 69/100 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.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Billings, MontanaUnited States
  14.2 in.38.1 in.
  46.3 in.27.8 in.
  88.3 days106.2 days
  205 days205 days
  88.3°85.8°
  15.8°21.7°
  6954
  3.84.3
  3123 ft.2443 ft.

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 Billings with an average high temperature of 88.3°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Montana. In Billings, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Billings are June, September and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Billings with an average of 15.8°. This is warmer than most places in Montana.


In Billings, there are 33.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Montana.


In Billings, there are 151.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Montana.


In Billings, there are 12.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Montana.


May is the wettest month in Billings with 2.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 35% of yearly precipitation and 11% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 14.2 inches in Billings means that it is about average compared to other places in Montana.


May is the rainiest month in Billings with 11.0 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 5.4 rainy days. There are 88.3 rainy days annually in Billings, which is about average compared to other places in Montana. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 46.3 inches in Billings means that it is snowier than most places in Montana.



March is the snowiest month in Billings with 9.2 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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    Reviews for Billings    22 Reviews
    Too cold - 4/13/2019
    It's cold up here. Brrr. Also it's not like Western MT, few have moved here from elsewhere, it's terrible. Must be something wrong. I suggest you stay where you are... Read More

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    Hey, Billings! This is NOT California! Wake up! - 3/29/2019
    The housing market here is a JOKE! Higher per square foot than comparable locations in CA, but quality is MUCH less. Job market here is a JOKE as well. Yea, no sales... Read More

    Water Quality - 6/28/2015
    My husband and I are considering Molt, MT as a possible new home. We see that the water quality is quite poor. Why so? Can you provide some detail. ... Read More


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