Helena Valley West Central, Montana 

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Climate in Helena Valley West Central, Montana

Helena Valley West Central, Montana gets 12 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Helena Valley West Central averages 32 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 189 sunny days per year in Helena Valley West Central. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Helena Valley West Central 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 16
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 32 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

6.9 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Helena Valley West Central, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Helena Valley West Central, MontanaUnited States
  11.8 in.38.1 in.
  31.8 in.27.8 in.
  87.9 days106.2 days
  189 days205 days
  84.9°85.8°
  15.8°21.7°
  6.97
  3.94.3
  3780 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 Helena Valley West Central with an average high temperature of 84.9°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Montana. In Helena Valley West Central, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Helena Valley West Central are June, September and August.


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


In Helena Valley West Central, there are 19.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Montana.


In Helena Valley West Central, there are 153.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Montana.


In Helena Valley West Central, there are 14.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Montana.


June is the wettest month in Helena Valley West Central with 2.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 11.8 inches in Helena Valley West Central means that it is one of the driest places in Montana.


May is the rainiest month in Helena Valley West Central with 11.1 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 5.0 rainy days. There are 87.9 rainy days annually in Helena Valley West Central, 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 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 31.8 inches in Helena Valley West Central means that it is less snowy than most places in Montana. December is the snowiest month in Helena Valley West Central with 6.0 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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