The climate of Idaho (United
States of America)
The state of Idaho is located in the northwestern part of the United
States of America. Idaho has a mountainous landscape. The scenery is
dominated by the Rocky Mountains with several rough sections, for
instance in Hells Canyon and the Balanced Rock. Idaho has a
combination of arid and continental climate types with warm summers
and cold winters which may be really dreadful. In the eastern part of
Idaho the Pacific Ocean only has little influence. Because of this
extreme cold is not uncommon here. On the mountains subzero
temperatures during the night may even occur during summer. In Sun
Valley which is a popular winter sports destination at an altitude of
1,800 meters subzero temperatures can be recorded all year round while
average maximum temperatures during the summer are around 24-25
degrees Celsius (75-77 degrees Fahrenheit).
Average annual precipitation figures are fairly low in
Idaho. On an annual basis only 300-500 millimeters of precipitation
can be recorded. However, on the leeward side of a mountain it may be
much wetter. In the western part of the state winters are wetter than
summers which is caused by the supply of moist air from the Pacific
Ocean. During the winter most precipitation here falls in the form of
Climate information of places in Idaho
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region or city. The following climate information is available for
Throughout Idaho several climate figures and temperatures can be
recorded. The figures below are for Boise and cannot be seen as an
average for this state. For climate figures for other places and
regions in Idaho please, visit the individual climate pages.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The figures below apply to Boise. For climate
figures on specific regions and places please, visit the relevant
individual climate pages.
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