Great Falls, Montana 

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Climate in Great Falls, Montana

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

Great Falls averages 58 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 188 sunny days per year in Great Falls. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Great Falls gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 90 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 17
Rain: averages 14 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 58 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

9 / 4.9

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July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Great Falls, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Great Falls, MontanaUnited States
  14.4 in.38.1 in.
  58.0 in.27.8 in.
  89.8 days106.2 days
  188 days205 days
  85.3°85.8°
  16.6°21.7°
  6.87
  3.84.3
  3330 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 Great Falls with an average high temperature of 85.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Montana. In Great Falls, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Great Falls are June, September and August.


In Great Falls, there are 20.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Montana.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Great Falls with an average of 16.6°. This is warmer than most places in Montana.


In Great Falls, there are 151.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Montana.


In Great Falls, there are 16.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Montana.


Humidity is low in Great Falls, and some people might find the dryness to be uncomfortable. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year. A very dry climate can lead to cracked, itchy skin and dry eyes.


June is the wettest month in Great Falls with 2.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 38% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 14.4 inches in Great Falls means that it is about average compared to other places in Montana.


June is the rainiest month in Great Falls with 11.5 days of rain, and November is the driest month with only 5.6 rainy days. There are 89.8 rainy days annually in Great Falls, which is about average compared to other places in Montana. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 58.0 inches in Great Falls means that it is snowier than most places in Montana. March is the snowiest month in Great Falls with 10.4 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Great Falls    22 Reviews
    Be warned! - 4/13/2021
    I grew up here. And moved out as soon as I could. Age 29. It took that long because poverty is so rampant and the city lacks opportunities. Not to mention the sexual... Read More

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    Don't Come To Great Falls! - 3/22/2021
    Please do not move to Great Falls if you are a liberal. Don't make a great red place go blue and ruin one of the last best unspoiled country places not yet destroyed by... Read More

    Mediocre Falls - 2/24/2021
    I lived in Great Falls from 2012-2015 and could not leave fast enough! We lived near the downtown area (which you think would be nice with a $1200/month rent...) where... Read More


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