Sanders County, Montana 

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Climate in Sanders County, Montana

Sanders County, Montana gets 22 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Sanders County averages 48 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 157 sunny days per year in Sanders County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Sanders County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 129 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 22
Rain: averages 22 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 48 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Sanders County is 6.5 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Montana.

6.5 / 10
July, August and September are the most pleasant months in Sanders County, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Sanders, MontanaUnited States
  22.3 in.38.1 in.
  48.3 in.27.8 in.
  128.7 days106.2 days
  157 days205 days
  84.2°85.8°
  21.7°21.7°
  6.57
  3.24.3
  4096 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 Sanders County with an average high temperature of 84.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Montana. In Sanders County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Sanders County are June, September and August.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Sanders County with an average of 20.6°. This is one of the warmest places in Montana.


In Sanders County, there are 19.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Montana.


In Sanders County, there are 156.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Montana.


In Sanders County, there are 4.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Montana.


November is the wettest month in Sanders County with 2.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 1.2 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 28% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 22.3 inches in Sanders County means that it is one of the wettest places in Montana.


November is the rainiest month in Sanders County with 14.2 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 6.1 rainy days. There are 128.7 rainy days annually in Sanders County, which is one of the rainiest places in Montana. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 48.3 inches in Sanders County means that it is snowier than most places in Montana. December is the snowiest month in Sanders County with 15.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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