Zip 59820 (Alberton, MT) 

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Climate in Zip 59820 (Alberton, MT)

Alberton (zip 59820), Montana gets 20 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Alberton (zip 59820) averages 109 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 158 sunny days per year in Alberton (zip 59820). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Alberton (zip 59820) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 146 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18
Rain: averages 20 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 109 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 59820 zip code is 6.0 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Montana.

8.8 / 2.9

Summer   /   Winter
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in the 59820 zip code, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Alberton, MontanaUnited States
  20.4 in.38.1 in.
  109.1 in.27.8 in.
  145.8 days106.2 days
  158 days205 days
  82.2°85.8°
  17.7°21.7°
  67
  3.14.3
  4450 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 59820 zip code with an average high temperature of 82.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Montana. In the 59820 zip code, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 59820 zip code are August, July and June.


In the 59820 zip code, there are 14.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Montana.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 59820 zip code with an average of 16.6°. This is warmer than most places in Montana.


In the 59820 zip code, there are 176.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Montana.


In the 59820 zip code, there are 7.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Montana.


Humidity is low in the 59820 zip code, 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.


June is the wettest month in the 59820 zip code with 2.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 1.1 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 20.4 inches in the 59820 zip code means that it is wetter than most places in Montana.


December is the rainiest month in the 59820 zip code with 16.3 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 7.3 rainy days. There are 145.8 rainy days annually in the 59820 zip code, which is one of the rainiest places in Montana. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 109.1 inches in the 59820 zip code means that it is one of the snowiest places in Montana. January is the snowiest month in the 59820 zip code with 26.0 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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