Gillette Metro Area, Wyoming 

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Climate in Gillette Metro Area, Wyoming

Gillette Metro Area, Wyoming gets 15 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Gillette Metro Area averages 49 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 212 sunny days per year in Gillette Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Gillette Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 75 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 11
Rain: averages 15 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 49 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Gillette metro area is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Wyoming.

6.8 / 10
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in the Gillette metro area, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Gillette, WyomingUnited States
  14.8 in.38.1 in.
  49.4 in.27.8 in.
  74.9 days106.2 days
  212 days205 days
  87.0°85.8°
  11.3°21.7°
  6.87
  3.64.3
  4502 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 Gillette metro area with an average high temperature of 87.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Wyoming. In the Gillette 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 Gillette metro area are June, September and August.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Gillette metro area with an average of 10.5°. This is about average compared to other places in Wyoming.


In the Gillette metro area, there are 28.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Wyoming.


In the Gillette metro area, there are 183.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Wyoming.


In the Gillette metro area, there are 20.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Wyoming.


May is the wettest month in the Gillette metro area with 2.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 36% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 14.8 inches in the Gillette metro area means that it is wetter than most places in Wyoming.


May is the rainiest month in the Gillette metro area with 9.4 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.6 rainy days. There are 74.9 rainy days annually in the Gillette metro area, which is about average compared to other places in Wyoming. The rainiest season is Summer 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 49.4 inches in the Gillette metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Wyoming. March is the snowiest month in the Gillette metro area with 9.2 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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