Kootenai County, Idaho 

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Climate in Kootenai County, Idaho

Kootenai County, Idaho gets 27 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Kootenai County averages 45 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 174 sunny days per year in Kootenai County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Kootenai County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 121 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 24
Rain: averages 27 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 45 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Kootenai County is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Idaho.

6.7 / 10
July, August and September are the most pleasant months in Kootenai County, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Kootenai, IdahoUnited States
  26.5 in.38.1 in.
  45.2 in.27.8 in.
  121.3 days106.2 days
  174 days205 days
  81.9°85.8°
  23.8°21.7°
  6.77
  3.24.3
  2937 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 Kootenai County with an average high temperature of 82.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Idaho. In Kootenai County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Kootenai County are July, August and June.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Kootenai County with an average of 22.8°. This is warmer than most places in Idaho.


In Kootenai County, there are 13.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Idaho.


In Kootenai County, there are 140.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Idaho.


In Kootenai County, there are 2.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Idaho.


November is the wettest month in Kootenai County with 3.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 0.9 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 33% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 26.5 inches in Kootenai County means that it is wetter than most places in Idaho.


November is the rainiest month in Kootenai County with 14.8 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 4.4 rainy days. There are 121.3 rainy days annually in Kootenai 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 45.2 inches in Kootenai County means that it is about average compared to other places in Idaho. December is the snowiest month in Kootenai County with 16.4 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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