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Medicine Bow, WY has a semi-arid climate with hot summers and cold winters. Summers are usually warm with temperatures ranging from 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit while winters can dip down to minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Precipitation is sparse year round, typically receiving only around 12 inches of rain and snow combined each year. During the summer months, Medicine Bow receives around 7 hours of sunshine daily and during winter months they receive around 4-5 hours of sunshine per day.

Medicine Bow, Wyoming gets 11 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Medicine Bow averages 58 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 224 sunny days per year in Medicine Bow. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Medicine Bow 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 10
Rain: averages 11 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 58 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

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

8.8 Summer - 4.3 Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Medicine Bow, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateMedicine Bow, WyomingUnited States
  11.2 in.38.1 in.
  57.6 in.27.8 in.
  77.7 days106.2 days
  224 days205 days
  83.2°85.8°
  10.1°21.7°
  6.57
  4.64.3
  6565 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 Medicine Bow with an average high temperature of 83.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Wyoming. In Medicine Bow, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Medicine Bow are August, June and July.
In Medicine Bow, there are 4.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Wyoming.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Medicine Bow with an average of 10.1°. This is about average compared to other places in Wyoming.
In Medicine Bow, there are 211.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Wyoming.
In Medicine Bow, there are 18.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Wyoming.
Humidity is low in Medicine Bow, 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.
May is the wettest month in Medicine Bow with 1.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 34% of yearly precipitation and 13% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 11.2 inches in Medicine Bow means that it is drier than most places in Wyoming.
May is the rainiest month in Medicine Bow with 9.1 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 5.3 rainy days. There are 77.7 rainy days annually in Medicine Bow, which is about average compared to other places in Wyoming. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 57.6 inches in Medicine Bow means that it is about average compared to other places in Wyoming. March is the snowiest month in Medicine Bow with 9.4 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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