Lance Foster (hengruh) wrote,
Lance Foster
hengruh

"5. What was the total precipitation in your area last year (July-June)?"

The total amount for last year was about 11 1/2" of precipitation as snow and rain. The chart below shows comparative data for 2001.

Climate for Helena, Montana


Home : Climate Graphs: Montana : Helena



Average Temperatures for Helena

Average Temperature for Helena, Montana
MonthLowHigh
Jan9.9°F30.5°F
Feb15.6°F37.3°F
Mar23.5°F46.8°F
Apr31.2°F56.9°F
May39.8°F65.9°F
Jun47.5°F75.0°F
Jul52.3°F83.4°F
Aug50.8°F82.5°F
Sept41.2°F71.0°F
Oct31.2°F58.4°F
Nov20.3°F41.5°F
Dec11.3°F31.5°F

Helena's coldest month is January when the average temperature overnight is 9.9°F. In July, the warmest month, the average day time temperature rises to 83.4°F.



Average Rainfall for Helena

Average Rainfall for Helena, Montana
MonthPrecipitation
Jan0.52in.
Feb0.38in.
Mar0.63in.
Apr0.91in.
May1.78in.
Jun1.82in.
Jul1.34in.
Aug1.29in.
Sept1.05in.
Oct0.66in.
Nov0.48in.
Dec0.46in.

The driest month in Helena is February with 0.38 inches of precipitation, and with 1.82 inches June is the wettest month.



Monthly Sunshine Hours

Percentage of Sunshine for Helena, Montana
MonthSunshine Hours
Jan46%
Feb55%
Mar61%
Apr59%
May60%
Jun64%
Jul78%
Aug74%
Sept67%
Oct60%
Nov44%
Dec42%

Sunshine hours refers to the amount sunshine there is during the hours of daylight. A higher percentage means there is more sunshine through the day and a lower percentage will indicate that it is probably cloudier. Sunshine hours are important when you are planning your vacation.



(http://www.rssweather.com/climate/Montana/Helena/)


I also found a good site to keep tabs on Montana Climate Change: http://www.montanaclimatechange.com/learn.php
Tags: climate change
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