St. Joseph Metro Area, Missouri 

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Climate in St. Joseph Metro Area, Missouri

St. Joseph Metro Area, Missouri gets 37 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

St. Joseph Metro Area averages 18 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 213 sunny days per year in St. Joseph Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

St. Joseph Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 90 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 17
Rain: averages 37 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 18 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the St. Joseph metro area is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Missouri.

7.2 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the St. Joseph metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  St. Joseph, MissouriUnited States
  36.9 in.38.1 in.
  17.7 in.27.8 in.
  90.1 days106.2 days
  213 days205 days
  87.0°85.8°
  16.7°21.7°
  7.27
  4.34.3
  966 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 St. Joseph metro area with an average high temperature of 87.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Missouri. In the St. Joseph metro area, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the St. Joseph metro area are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the St. Joseph metro area with an average of 16.7°. This is colder than most places in Missouri.


In the St. Joseph metro area, there are 25.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Missouri.


In the St. Joseph metro area, there are 121.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Missouri.


In the St. Joseph metro area, there are 6.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Missouri.


May is the wettest month in the St. Joseph metro area with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 36.9 inches in the St. Joseph metro area means that it is one of the driest places in Missouri.


May is the rainiest month in the St. Joseph metro area with 10.7 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.3 rainy days. There are 90.1 rainy days annually in the St. Joseph metro area, which is less rainy than most places in Missouri. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 17.7 inches in the St. Joseph metro area means that it is one of the snowiest places in Missouri. February is the snowiest month in the St. Joseph metro area with 4.9 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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