Montana Annual Rainfall and Climate Data, see below for individual cities
Montana city precipitation totals
|City||Avg Annual Precip||Avg Annual Snow||Avg. days of Precip||Avg # thunderstorm days||Avg # hail days||Avg # severe thunderstorm watches per year||Avg # tornado watches per year||# of tornadoes reported in county, 1960-2010|
Montana Precipitation Records
- Driest location ranked by lowest annual average precipitation: Belfry, southern Montana, 6.85"
- Wettest location ranked by highest annual average precipitation: Many Glacier, northwest Montana, 40.85"
- Snowiest location ranked by highest annual average snowfall: Kings Hill, central Montana, 305.5"
- State precipitation record for 24 hours - Circle, northeast Montana, 6/19-20/1921, 11.50"
- State precipitation record for 1 year - Summit, northwest Montana, 1953, 55.51"
- State snowfall record for 24 hours - Shonkin, central Montana, 5/28-29/1982, 48.0"
- State snow record for 1 season - Cooke City, southern Montana, 1977-1978, 418.1"
- On average, nearly 50% of Montana's annual precipitation falls during the three months of May through July
- Montana temperature averages and extremes, precipitation and temperature data for all U.S. states and interesting Top 10 U.S. climate extremes
Data sources: National Climatic Data Center, Severe thunderstorm / tornado watch data period is 1999 - 2008, NOAA Storm Prediction Center, Tornado climate data - NOAA Storm Prediction Center, State lightning flash density average - 1997-2011, Vaisala