Zip 50228 (Prairie City, IA) 

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Weather in Zip 50228 (Prairie City, IA)

The most pleasant months of the year for the 50228 zip code are September, June and August. In the 50228 zip code, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for the 50228 zip code with an average high temperature of 84.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Iowa. December is the snowiest month in the 50228 zip code with 7.0 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 - Prairie City, IA

11 PM PST

Clear

68°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
OvernightClear64° / 88°SSE 6 mph
Sunday NightMostly Clear67° / 83°SSE 10 to 14 mph
Monday NightShowers And Thunderstorms Likely54° / 69°WNW 13 mph
Tuesday NightMostly Clear47° / 70°NNW 6 to 12 mph
Wednesday NightClear46° / 74°E 5 mph
Thursday NightMostly Clear53° / 75°SSW 6 to 9 mph
Friday NightPartly Cloudy49° / 72°W 5 to 9 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 11
Rain: averages 36 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 28 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Prairie City (zip 50228) area is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Iowa.

6.9 / 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)
HighLow
January30° 11°
February35° 16°
March48° 27°
April61° 38°
May71° 50°
June81° 60°
July85° 64°
August83° 62°
September76° 52°
October63° 41°
November47° 28°
December33° 16°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Prairie City
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January03054
February02663
March02382
April08101
May01120
June20110
July6090
August4090
September1080
October0680
November02071
December02964

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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