Thompson Falls, Montana 

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Climate in Thompson Falls, Montana

Thompson Falls, Montana gets 23 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Thompson Falls averages 42 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 Thompson Falls. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Thompson Falls gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 141 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 23
Rain: averages 23 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 42 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Thompson Falls is 6.5 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Montana.

8.5 / 4

Summer   /   Winter
September, June and July are the most pleasant months in Thompson Falls, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Thompson Falls, MontanaUnited States
  22.7 in.38.1 in.
  42.0 in.27.8 in.
  140.9 days106.2 days
  158 days205 days
  86.0°85.8°
  22.8°21.7°
  6.57
  3.24.3
  2556 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.


August is the hottest month for Thompson Falls with an average high temperature of 86.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Montana. In Thompson Falls, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Thompson Falls are June, September and July.


In Thompson Falls, there are 28.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Montana.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Thompson Falls with an average of 21.7°. This is one of the warmest places in Montana.


In Thompson Falls, there are 151.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Montana.


In Thompson Falls, there are 3.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Montana.


Humidity is low in Thompson 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.


November is the wettest month in Thompson Falls with 2.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 1.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 30% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 22.7 inches in Thompson Falls means that it is one of the wettest places in Montana.


November is the rainiest month in Thompson Falls with 15.8 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 6.2 rainy days. There are 140.9 rainy days annually in Thompson Falls, which is one of the rainiest places in Montana. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 42.0 inches in Thompson Falls means that it is about average compared to other places in Montana. December is the snowiest month in Thompson Falls with 15.0 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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