Kalispell, Montana Climate

Kalispell, Montana 

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Climate in Kalispell, Montana

Kalispell, Montana gets 18 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Kalispell averages 56 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 151 sunny days per year in Kalispell. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Kalispell gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 129 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 56 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Kalispell is 6.3 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Montana.

6.3 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Kalispell, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Kalispell, MontanaUnited States
  18.0 in.38.1 in.
  55.9 in.27.8 in.
  128.5 days106.2 days
  151 days205 days
  80.5°85.8°
  17.0°21.7°
  6.37
  3.24.3
  2956 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.


August is the hottest month for Kalispell with an average high temperature of 80.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Montana. In Kalispell, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Kalispell are July, August and June.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Kalispell with an average of 16.8°. This is warmer than most places in Montana.


In Kalispell, there are 8.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Montana.


In Kalispell, there are 176.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Montana.


In Kalispell, there are 8.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Montana.


June is the wettest month in Kalispell with 2.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 18.0 inches in Kalispell means that it is wetter than most places in Montana.


January is the rainiest month in Kalispell with 13.6 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 7.0 rainy days. There are 128.5 rainy days annually in Kalispell, which is one of the rainiest places in Montana. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 55.9 inches in Kalispell means that it is snowier than most places in Montana. December is the snowiest month in Kalispell with 17.7 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Kalispell    28 Reviews
    Vacation, sure. Living here? No. - 9/11/2020
    Lived here for a couple years now... If you aren't religious or believe in equal rights, I would look elsewhere. Education lacks here and it shows within the general... Read More

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    Very nice, housing is a big issue - 3/17/2020
    Retired & moved to Kalispell 3 years ago, just before housing prices really took off. The issue is inventory - a lot of people are moving here and the builders can’t... Read More

    Jason’s review is dead accurate, 20 yr resident. - 4/28/2019
    Kalispell resident of 20 years with small children. We are finally getting the eff out of dodge aka Kalispell. RUN away, far far away and don’t look back! DO NOT bring... Read More


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