The most pleasant months of the year for Southwest are June, August and September. In Southwest, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Southwest with an average high temperature of 83.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Dakota. December is the snowiest month in Southwest with 8.9 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall. But there some days when the humidity becomes unpleasant, especially in July and August.
Today's Weather - Southwest, ND
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Areas Of Smoke
|7 DAY FORECAST||DESCRIPTION||HIGH/LOW||WIND|
|Today||Areas Of Smoke||82° / 52°||N 9 to 18 mph|
|Sunday||Sunny||79° / 55°||N 6 to 9 mph|
|Monday||Sunny||84° / 58°||SSE 6 mph|
|Tuesday||Mostly Sunny||86° / 60°||W 8 mph|
|Wednesday||Mostly Sunny||87° / 65°||S 6 to 14 mph|
|Thursday||Mostly Sunny||89° / 64°||S 12 mph|
|Friday||Slight Chance Rain Showers||87° / 65°||SE 6 to 12 mph|
Summer High: the July high is around 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 1
Rain: averages 23 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 42 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Southwest area is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in North Dakota.
6.6 / 10
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. 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.
Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Southwest
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.