Carbon County, Montana 

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Climate in Carbon County, Montana

Carbon County, Montana gets 14 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Carbon County averages 53 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 201 sunny days per year in Carbon County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Carbon County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 72 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 13
Rain: averages 14 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 53 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Carbon County is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Montana.

8.9 / 5

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

Climate Averages
  Carbon, MontanaUnited States
  13.8 in.38.1 in.
  53.2 in.27.8 in.
  72.3 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  85.1°85.8°
  13.1°21.7°
  6.97
  3.94.3
  5569 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 Carbon County with an average high temperature of 85.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Montana. In Carbon County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Carbon County are June, September and August.


In Carbon County, there are 20.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Montana.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Carbon County with an average of 13.1°. This is about average compared to other places in Montana.


In Carbon County, there are 176.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Montana.


In Carbon County, there are 16.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Montana.


Humidity is low in Carbon 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.


May is the wettest month in Carbon County with 2.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 38% of yearly precipitation and 12% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 13.8 inches in Carbon County means that it is drier than most places in Montana.


June is the rainiest month in Carbon County with 9.4 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.0 rainy days. There are 72.3 rainy days annually in Carbon County, which is less rainy than most places in Montana. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 53.2 inches in Carbon County means that it is snowier than most places in Montana. March is the snowiest month in Carbon County with 9.3 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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