Carlton, Montana 

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Climate in Carlton, Montana

Carlton, Montana gets 15 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Carlton averages 34 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 158 sunny days per year in Carlton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Carlton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 117 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 15 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 34 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Carlton ranks 64/100 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
  Carlton, MontanaUnited States
  14.5 in.38.1 in.
  34.4 in.27.8 in.
  117.4 days106.2 days
  158 days205 days
  85.7°85.8°
  18.8°21.7°
  6454
  3.14.3
  3225 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 Carlton with an average high temperature of 85.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Montana. In Carlton, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Carlton are June, September and August.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Carlton with an average of 17.1°. This is warmer than most places in Montana.


In Carlton, there are 24.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Montana.


In Carlton, there are 164.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Montana.


In Carlton, there are 6.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Montana.


June is the wettest month in Carlton with 2.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 14.5 inches in Carlton means that it is about average compared to other places in Montana.


December is the rainiest month in Carlton with 11.7 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 6.9 rainy days. There are 117.4 rainy days annually in Carlton, which is rainier than most places in Montana. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 34.4 inches in Carlton means that it is less snowy than most places in Montana.



December is the snowiest month in Carlton with 9.9 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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