Altus, Oklahoma 

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Climate in Altus, Oklahoma

Altus, Oklahoma gets 29 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Altus averages 3 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 246 sunny days per year in Altus. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Altus gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 67 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 96 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 26
Rain: averages 29 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 3 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Altus is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Oklahoma.

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Summer   /   Winter
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Altus, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Altus, OklahomaUnited States
  29.2 in.38.1 in.
  3.2 in.27.8 in.
  66.7 days106.2 days
  246 days205 days
  1398 ft.2443 ft.


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 Altus with an average high temperature of 96.1°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Oklahoma. In Altus, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Altus are October, April and May.

In Altus, there are 90.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Oklahoma.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Altus with an average of 25.6°. This is colder than most places in Oklahoma.

In Altus, there are 82.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Oklahoma.

In Altus, there are 0.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Oklahoma.

The humidity is usually acceptable in Altus but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most uncomfortably humid months in Altus.

June is the wettest month in Altus with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 33% of yearly precipitation and 13% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 29.2 inches in Altus means that it is one of the driest places in Oklahoma.

June is the rainiest month in Altus with 7.7 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.1 rainy days. There are 66.7 rainy days annually in Altus, which is less rainy than most places in Oklahoma. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 3.2 inches in Altus means that it is less snowy than most places in Oklahoma. January is the snowiest month in Altus with 1.1 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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