Altoona, Wisconsin 

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Climate in Altoona, Wisconsin

Altoona, Wisconsin gets 33 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Altoona averages 47 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 Altoona. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Altoona gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 122 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 5
Rain: averages 33 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 47 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

6.5 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Altoona, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Altoona, WisconsinUnited States
  32.5 in.38.1 in.
  46.8 in.27.8 in.
  122.1 days106.2 days
  189 days205 days
  82.8°85.8°
  4.5°21.7°
  6.57
  3.14.3
  896 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 Altoona with an average high temperature of 82.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Wisconsin. In Altoona, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Altoona are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Altoona with an average of 4.5°. This is colder than most places in Wisconsin.


In Altoona, there are 8.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Wisconsin.


In Altoona, there are 167.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Wisconsin.


In Altoona, there are 30.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Wisconsin.


June is the wettest month in Altoona with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 32.5 inches in Altoona means that it is drier than most places in Wisconsin.


May is the rainiest month in Altoona with 12.5 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 7.9 rainy days. There are 122.1 rainy days annually in Altoona, which is rainier than most places in Wisconsin. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 46.8 inches in Altoona means that it is snowier than most places in Wisconsin. January is the snowiest month in Altoona with 11.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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