West Plains Metro Area, Missouri 

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Climate in West Plains Metro Area, Missouri

West Plains Metro Area, Missouri gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

West Plains Metro Area averages 9 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 210 sunny days per year in West Plains Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

West Plains Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 88 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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 22
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 9 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the West Plains metro area is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Missouri.

7.4 / 10
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in the West Plains metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  West Plains, MissouriUnited States
  46.3 in.38.1 in.
  9.0 in.27.8 in.
  88.1 days106.2 days
  210 days205 days
  88.9°85.8°
  22.4°21.7°
  7.47
  4.44.3
  1059 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.


August is the hottest month for the West Plains metro area with an average high temperature of 89.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Missouri. In the West Plains 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 West Plains metro area are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the West Plains metro area with an average of 22.4°. This is warmer than most places in Missouri.


In the West Plains metro area, there are 35.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Missouri.


In the West Plains metro area, there are 102.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Missouri.


In the West Plains metro area, there are 1.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Missouri.


May is the wettest month in the West Plains metro area with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 46.3 inches in the West Plains metro area means that it is wetter than most places in Missouri.


May is the rainiest month in the West Plains metro area with 9.8 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 6.0 rainy days. There are 88.1 rainy days annually in the West Plains metro area, which is one of the least rainy places in Missouri. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 9.0 inches in the West Plains metro area means that it is less snowy than most places in Missouri. February is the snowiest month in the West Plains metro area with 2.9 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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