Clearwater County, Idaho 

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Climate in Clearwater County, Idaho

Clearwater County, Idaho gets 30 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Clearwater County averages 58 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 169 sunny days per year in Clearwater County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Clearwater County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 130 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 24
Rain: averages 30 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 58 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Clearwater County is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Idaho.

8.8 / 4

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

Climate Averages
  Clearwater, IdahoUnited States
  30.1 in.38.1 in.
  58.4 in.27.8 in.
  130.0 days106.2 days
  169 days205 days
  83.5°85.8°
  23.6°21.7°
  6.67
  3.24.3
  3897 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.


August is the hottest month for Clearwater County with an average high temperature of 84.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Idaho. In Clearwater County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Clearwater County are September, June and July.


In Clearwater County, there are 21.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Idaho.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Clearwater County with an average of 22.3°. This is warmer than most places in Idaho.


In Clearwater County, there are 148.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Idaho.


In Clearwater County, there are 2.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Idaho.


Humidity is low in Clearwater County, 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.


November is the wettest month in Clearwater County with 3.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 1.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 31% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 30.1 inches in Clearwater County means that it is wetter than most places in Idaho.


November is the rainiest month in Clearwater County with 14.9 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 4.7 rainy days. There are 130.0 rainy days annually in Clearwater County, which is rainier than most places in Idaho. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 58.4 inches in Clearwater County means that it is snowier than most places in Idaho. January is the snowiest month in Clearwater County with 17.6 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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