Bear Lake County, Idaho 

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Climate in Bear Lake County, Idaho

Bear Lake County, Idaho gets 15 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Bear Lake County averages 67 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 212 sunny days per year in Bear Lake County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bear Lake County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 96 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 6
Rain: averages 15 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 67 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Bear Lake County is 6.3 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Idaho.

8.8 / 3.8

Summer   /   Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Bear Lake County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Bear Lake, IdahoUnited States
  14.5 in.38.1 in.
  67.3 in.27.8 in.
  95.9 days106.2 days
  212 days205 days
  84.1°85.8°
  5.8°21.7°
  6.37
  4.74.3
  6781 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 Bear Lake County with an average high temperature of 84.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Idaho. In Bear Lake County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bear Lake County are June, August and September.


In Bear Lake County, there are 9.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Idaho.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Bear Lake County with an average of 5.8°. This is one of the coldest places in Idaho.


In Bear Lake County, there are 208.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Idaho.


In Bear Lake County, there are 29.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Idaho.


Humidity is very low in Bear Lake County, so low that the dry air may be uncomfortable for some people. There are few days during the year when the humidity is even noticable. A very dry climate can lead to cracked, itchy skin and dry eyes.


May is the wettest month in Bear Lake County with 1.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 14.5 inches in Bear Lake County means that it is about average compared to other places in Idaho.


May is the rainiest month in Bear Lake County with 10.0 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 5.0 rainy days. There are 95.9 rainy days annually in Bear Lake County, which is about average compared to other places in Idaho. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 67.3 inches in Bear Lake County means that it is snowier than most places in Idaho. January is the snowiest month in Bear Lake County with 16.8 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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