Zip 59540 (Rudyard, MT) 

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Climate in Zip 59540 (Rudyard, MT)

Rudyard (zip 59540), Montana gets 11 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Rudyard (zip 59540) averages 20 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 Rudyard (zip 59540). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Rudyard (zip 59540) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 56 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 7
Rain: averages 11 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 20 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 59540 zip code is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Montana.

9 / 4.6

Summer   /   Winter
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the 59540 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Rudyard, MontanaUnited States
  10.6 in.38.1 in.
  19.7 in.27.8 in.
  55.7 days106.2 days
  185 days205 days
  83.5°85.8°
  6.8°21.7°
  6.87
  3.84.3
  3090 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 59540 zip code with an average high temperature of 83.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Montana. In the 59540 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 59540 zip code are June, August and July.


In the 59540 zip code, there are 16.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Montana.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 59540 zip code with an average of 6.8°. This is colder than most places in Montana.


In the 59540 zip code, there are 187.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Montana.


In the 59540 zip code, there are 31.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Montana.


Humidity is low in the 59540 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 59540 zip code with 2.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 44% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 10.6 inches in the 59540 zip code means that it is one of the driest places in Montana.


June is the rainiest month in the 59540 zip code with 8.9 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 2.6 rainy days. There are 55.7 rainy days annually in the 59540 zip code, which is one of the least rainy places in Montana. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 35% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 19.7 inches in the 59540 zip code means that it is one of the least snowy places in Montana. January is the snowiest month in the 59540 zip code with 4.4 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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