Fort Shaw, Montana 

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Climate in Fort Shaw, Montana

Fort Shaw, Montana gets 12 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Fort Shaw averages 41 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 Fort Shaw. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fort Shaw gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 80 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 15
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 41 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Fort Shaw is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Montana.

6.8 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Fort Shaw, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Fort Shaw, MontanaUnited States
  12.4 in.38.1 in.
  41.0 in.27.8 in.
  80.4 days106.2 days
  185 days205 days
  82.6°85.8°
  15.1°21.7°
  6.87
  3.84.3
  3504 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 Fort Shaw with an average high temperature of 82.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Montana. In Fort Shaw, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Fort Shaw are August, July and June.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Fort Shaw with an average of 14.9°. This is warmer than most places in Montana.


In Fort Shaw, there are 14.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Montana.


In Fort Shaw, there are 164.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Montana.


In Fort Shaw, there are 20.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Montana.


June is the wettest month in Fort Shaw with 2.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is January 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 12.4 inches in Fort Shaw means that it is drier than most places in Montana.


May is the rainiest month in Fort Shaw with 9.5 days of rain, and November is the driest month with only 5.2 rainy days. There are 80.4 rainy days annually in Fort Shaw, which is less rainy than most places in Montana. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 41.0 inches in Fort Shaw means that it is about average compared to other places in Montana. March is the snowiest month in Fort Shaw with 7.2 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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