Zip 59405 (Great Falls, MT) 

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Climate in Zip 59405 (Great Falls, MT)

Great Falls (zip 59405), Montana gets 14 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Great Falls (zip 59405) averages 58 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 185 sunny days per year in Great Falls (zip 59405). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Great Falls (zip 59405) 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 14 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 58 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 59405 zip code is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Montana.

9 / 4.9

Summer   /   Winter
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in the 59405 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Great Falls, MontanaUnited States
  14.4 in.38.1 in.
  58.0 in.27.8 in.
  89.7 days106.2 days
  185 days205 days
  85.3°85.8°
  16.6°21.7°
  6.87
  3.84.3
  3399 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 59405 zip code with an average high temperature of 85.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Montana. In the 59405 zip code, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 59405 zip code are June, September and August.


In the 59405 zip code, there are 20.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Montana.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 59405 zip code with an average of 16.6°. This is warmer than most places in Montana.


In the 59405 zip code, there are 151.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Montana.


In the 59405 zip code, there are 16.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Montana.


Humidity is low in the 59405 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 59405 zip code with 2.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 38% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 14.4 inches in the 59405 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Montana.


June is the rainiest month in the 59405 zip code with 11.5 days of rain, and November is the driest month with only 5.6 rainy days. There are 89.7 rainy days annually in the 59405 zip code, which is about average compared to other places in Montana. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 58.0 inches in the 59405 zip code means that it is snowier than most places in Montana. March is the snowiest month in the 59405 zip code with 10.4 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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