Shepherd, Montana 

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Climate in Shepherd, Montana

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

Shepherd averages 44 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 201 sunny days per year in Shepherd. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Shepherd gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 78 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 12
Rain: averages 14 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 44 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

6.9 / 10
June, September and July are the most pleasant months in Shepherd, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Shepherd, MontanaUnited States
  14.0 in.38.1 in.
  44.3 in.27.8 in.
  77.7 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  87.9°85.8°
  12.2°21.7°
  6.97
  3.84.3
  3107 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 Shepherd with an average high temperature of 87.9°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Montana. In Shepherd, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Shepherd are June, September and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Shepherd with an average of 12.2°. This is about average compared to other places in Montana.


In Shepherd, there are 34.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Montana.


In Shepherd, there are 169.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Montana.


In Shepherd, there are 17.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Montana.


June is the wettest month in Shepherd with 2.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 35% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 14.0 inches in Shepherd means that it is about average compared to other places in Montana.


May is the rainiest month in Shepherd with 10.2 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.4 rainy days. There are 77.7 rainy days annually in Shepherd, which is less rainy than most places in Montana. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 44.3 inches in Shepherd means that it is about average compared to other places in Montana. March is the snowiest month in Shepherd with 8.9 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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