River Falls, Wisconsin 

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Climate in River Falls, Wisconsin

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

River Falls averages 47 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 191 sunny days per year in River Falls. The US average is 205 sunny days.

River Falls gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 108 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 4
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 River Falls 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 River Falls, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  River Falls, WisconsinUnited States
  33.0 in.38.1 in.
  46.9 in.27.8 in.
  107.9 days106.2 days
  191 days205 days
  81.8°85.8°
  4.1°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 River Falls with an average high temperature of 81.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Wisconsin. In River Falls, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for River Falls are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for River Falls with an average of 4.1°. This is colder than most places in Wisconsin.


In River Falls, there are 5.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Wisconsin.


In River Falls, there are 164.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Wisconsin.


In River Falls, there are 31.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Wisconsin.


August is the wettest month in River Falls with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 41% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 33.0 inches in River Falls means that it is about average compared to other places in Wisconsin.


June is the rainiest month in River Falls with 11.9 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 5.6 rainy days. There are 107.9 rainy days annually in River Falls, which is less rainy than most places in Wisconsin. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 46.9 inches in River Falls means that it is snowier than most places in Wisconsin. January is the snowiest month in River Falls with 9.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for River Falls    4 Reviews
    Great small town feel - 2/25/2021
    It is a great place -- plenty of recreation and space. If you like overly planned suburbs this is not the place. It is a small college town with a traditional downtown... Read More

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    The weather - 11/30/2008
    if you like cold winters...this is the... Read More

    cost of living - 11/27/2007
    the cost of living is increasing, and a the student population increases it is hard for a college student to find affordable off campus... Read More


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