Palo Alto County, Iowa 

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Weather in Palo Alto County, Iowa

The most pleasant months of the year for Palo Alto County are June, August and September. In Palo Alto County, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Palo Alto County with an average high temperature of 82.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Iowa. December is the snowiest month in Palo Alto County with 8.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year.


Today's Weather - Palo Alto, IA

10 PM PST

Mostly Cloudy

18°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
OvernightMostly Cloudy13° / 33°NW 7 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Cloudy25° / 44°SSE 12 to 17 mph
Thursday NightMostly Cloudy25° / 32°N 6 to 9 mph
Friday NightChance Light Snow then Mostly Cloudy16° / 28°NNW 13 to 16 mph
Saturday NightMostly Clear16° / 38°SW 12 mph
Sunday NightMostly Clear21° / 38°SSW 7 to 12 mph
Monday NightMostly Clear25° / 45°SSE 10 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 6
Rain: averages 32 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 35 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Palo Alto County area is 9.1 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Iowa.

9.1 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7.8. 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)
HighLow
January25°
February30° 11°
March42° 23°
April58° 35°
May70° 47°
June80° 57°
July83° 62°
August80° 59°
September73° 49°
October61° 37°
November43° 24°
December28° 11°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Palo Alto
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January03155
February02754
March02673
April011101
May11120
June30110
July40100
August2090
September1190
October01080
November02473
December03165

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.


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ZIP CODES IN PALO ALTO COUNTY, IOWA
50536 51342 50597 51358 50562 50528 50527 50515


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