Richland County, Montana 

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Climate in Richland County, Montana

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

Richland County averages 33 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

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

Richland County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 77 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 14 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 33 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Richland County is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Montana.

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

Climate Averages
  Richland, MontanaUnited States
  14.1 in.38.1 in.
  33.2 in.27.8 in.
  76.6 days106.2 days
  205 days205 days
  86.8°85.8°
  6.2°21.7°
  6.77
  3.74.3
  2287 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 Richland County with an average high temperature of 86.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Montana. In Richland County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Richland County are June, September and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Richland County with an average of 6.2°. This is colder than most places in Montana.


In Richland County, there are 30.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Montana.


In Richland County, there are 173.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Montana.


In Richland County, there are 29.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Montana.


June is the wettest month in Richland County with 2.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 45% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 14.1 inches in Richland County means that it is about average compared to other places in Montana.


June is the rainiest month in Richland County with 10.3 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 3.9 rainy days. There are 76.6 rainy days annually in Richland County, which is less rainy than most places in Montana. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 33.2 inches in Richland County means that it is less snowy than most places in Montana. December is the snowiest month in Richland County with 7.6 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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