Average Weather in July in Fort Benton Montana, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 5°F, from 83°F to 88°F, rarely falling below 71°F or exceeding 98°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 88°F on July 31.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 57°F to 60°F, rarely falling below 49°F or exceeding 67°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 60°F on July 27.
For reference, on July 27, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Fort Benton typically range from 60°F to 88°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 18°F to 35°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in July
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on July. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in July
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The month of July in Fort Benton experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 33% to 23%. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 23% on July 27.
The clearest day of the month is July 27, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 77% of the time.
For reference, on March 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 63%, while on July 27, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 77%.
Cloud Cover Categories in July
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Fort Benton, the chance of a wet day over the course of July is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 23% and ending it at 15%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 33% on June 5, and its lowest chance is 5% on January 27.
Probability of Precipitation in July
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during July in Fort Benton is decreasing, starting the month at 1.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.1 inches or falls below 0.6 inches, and ending the month at 1.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.0 inches or falls below 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in July
Over the course of July in Fort Benton, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 56 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 52 seconds, and weekly decrease of 13 minutes, 4 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is July 31, with 15 hours, 1 minute of daylight and the longest day is July 1, with 15 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in July
The earliest sunrise of the month in Fort Benton is 5:28 AM on July 1 and the latest sunrise is 30 minutes later at 5:58 AM on July 31.
The latest sunset is 9:24 PM on July 1 and the earliest sunset is 26 minutes earlier at 8:58 PM on July 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Fort Benton during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during July, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:23 AM and sets 16 hours, 1 minute later, at 9:25 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:08 AM and sets 8 hours, 24 minutes later, at 4:32 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in July
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Fort Benton is essentially constant during July, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on June 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in July
The average hourly wind speed in Fort Benton is decreasing during July, decreasing from 9.3 miles per hour to 8.3 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 16, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.5 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in July
Wind Direction in July
The growing season in Fort Benton typically lasts for 5.4 months (163 days), from around April 29 to around October 10, rarely starting before April 9 or after May 18, and rarely ending before September 22 or after October 29.
The month of July in Fort Benton is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in July
The average accumulated growing degree days in Fort Benton are rapidly increasing during July, increasing by 621°F, from 863°F to 1,483°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in July
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Fort Benton is essentially constant during July, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 7.3 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during July is 7.5 kWh on July 8.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in July
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Fort Benton are 47.818 deg latitude, -110.667 deg longitude, and 2,858 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Fort Benton contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 328 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,766 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,060 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,400 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Fort Benton is covered by grassland (85%) and cropland (11%), within 10 miles by grassland (61%) and cropland (37%), and within 50 miles by grassland (54%) and cropland (41%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Fort Benton year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Fort Benton.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Fort Benton according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Fort Benton is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Fort Benton and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Malmstrom Air Force Base (50%, 51 kilometers, southwest); Bravo (32%, 64 kilometers, south); and Havre City/County Airport (18%, 105 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .