Riverton, Wyoming 

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Climate in Riverton, Wyoming

Riverton, Wyoming gets 10 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Riverton averages 46 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 231 sunny days per year in Riverton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Riverton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 45 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 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 6
Rain: averages 10 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 46 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Riverton is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Wyoming.

6.9 / 10
June, August and July are the most pleasant months in Riverton, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Riverton, WyomingUnited States
  9.5 in.38.1 in.
  46.4 in.27.8 in.
  44.5 days106.2 days
  231 days205 days
  87.3°85.8°
  6.0°21.7°
  6.97
  3.74.3
  4951 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 Riverton with an average high temperature of 87.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Wyoming. In Riverton, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Riverton are June, September and August.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Riverton with an average of 5.8°. This is colder than most places in Wyoming.


In Riverton, there are 25.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Wyoming.


In Riverton, there are 194.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Wyoming.


In Riverton, there are 27.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Wyoming.


May is the wettest month in Riverton with 1.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 38% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 9.5 inches in Riverton means that it is drier than most places in Wyoming.


May is the rainiest month in Riverton with 6.4 days of rain, and December is the driest month with only 2.2 rainy days. There are 44.5 rainy days annually in Riverton, which is one of the least rainy places in Wyoming. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 46.4 inches in Riverton means that it is about average compared to other places in Wyoming. March is the snowiest month in Riverton with 8.2 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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