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Climate in Missouri

Missouri, Missouri gets 43 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Missouri averages 13 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 206 sunny days per year in Missouri. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Missouri gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 97 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 Highs & Lows

Summer High: the July high is around 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 20

Missouri ranks 44/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


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.


Climate Averages
  Missouri, MissouriUnited States
  43.4 in.38.1 in.
  12.9 in.27.8 in.
  97.3 days106.2 days
  206 days205 days
  835 ft.2443 ft.

July is the hottest month for Missouri with an average high temperature of 88.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most states. In Missouri, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Missouri are September, May and June.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Missouri with an average of 20.3°. This is about average compared to other of the U.S. states.

Missouri has 32.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most states in the U.S.

Missouri has 106.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other states in the U.S.

Missouri averages 3.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other states in the U.S.

May is the wettest month in Missouri with 5.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 2.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season.

Missouri's average annual rainfall of 43.4 inches indicates that it is about average compared to other states in the United States.

With an average annual snowfall of 12.9 inches, Missouri is one of the least snowy states in the United States.

January is the snowiest month in Missouri with 3.8 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Missouri    30 Reviews
    Just not my cup of tea - 8/9/2018
    Very good cost of living. I am from Springfield where there is an abundance of Chinese food in both restaurant and store form, so if you love Chinese food like I do,... Read More

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    Love It! - 6/26/2018
    We moved here 5 years ago and absolutely love it! Thepeople here are very friendly and polite. We live near Branson and Springfield. It is extremely beautiful... Read More

    Gateway Has Become Getaway - 4/19/2017
    There was a time St.Louis was the last civilized jumping off point before one embarked upon the wild prairie. For me and my ancestors, it was the best place to grow up... Read More

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