The Monroe, LA metro area is located in northern Louisiana, 120 miles west of Jackson MS. Monroe is one of the smaller metros in the United States and is comprised of Ouachita and Union counties.
The many benefits of living in the Monroe metro include affordability, low traffic and mild winters.
Some disadvantages of the Monroe metro area include high crime, poor health, humid, few recreational options and hot summers.
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Monroe metro area is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Louisiana. October, April and May are the most pleasant months while July and August are the least comfortable months.
In the Monroe metro area, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85 degrees. The most pleasant months of the year for the Monroe metro area are October, April and May. August is the hottest month for the Monroe metro area with an average high temperature of 93.0 degrees, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Louisiana. January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Monroe metro area with an average of 33.5 degrees. This is one of the coldest places in Louisiana.
The annual rainfall of 56.0 inches in the Monroe metro area means that it is drier than most places in Louisiana. The wettest season is Spring with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% falls in Autumn, which is the driest season. December is the wettest month in the Monroe metro area with 5.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 3.2 inches.
Humidity in the Monroe metro area can be stifling in the summer, but pleasant for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from May-September and the least humid months are October-April.
An annual snowfall of 0.7 inches in the Monroe metro area means that it is one of the snowiest places in Louisiana. January is the snowiest month in the Monroe metro area with 0.4 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.