Idaho Falls Metro Area, Idaho 

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Climate in Idaho Falls Metro Area, Idaho

Idaho Falls Metro Area, Idaho gets 13 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Idaho Falls Metro Area averages 45 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 197 sunny days per year in Idaho Falls Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Idaho Falls Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 85 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 11
Rain: averages 13 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 45 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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Summer   /   Winter
July, June and September are the most pleasant months in the Idaho Falls metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Idaho Falls, IdahoUnited States
  12.5 in.38.1 in.
  44.6 in.27.8 in.
  85.3 days106.2 days
  197 days205 days
  85.3°85.8°
  11.1°21.7°
  6.67
  4.84.3
  5493 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 the Idaho Falls metro area with an average high temperature of 85.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Idaho. In the Idaho Falls metro area, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Idaho Falls metro area are June, September and August.


In the Idaho Falls metro area, there are 16.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Idaho.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Idaho Falls metro area with an average of 11.1°. This is colder than most places in Idaho.


In the Idaho Falls metro area, there are 180.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Idaho.


In the Idaho Falls metro area, there are 15.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Idaho.


Humidity is low in the Idaho Falls metro area, 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 the Idaho Falls metro area with 1.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 32% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.5 inches in the Idaho Falls metro area means that it is drier than most places in Idaho.


May is the rainiest month in the Idaho Falls metro area with 9.2 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 4.7 rainy days. There are 85.3 rainy days annually in the Idaho Falls metro area, which is less rainy than most places in Idaho. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 44.6 inches in the Idaho Falls metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Idaho. December is the snowiest month in the Idaho Falls metro area with 12.4 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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