The best times to visit Cooke City for ideal weather are

June 18th to September 9th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.


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Weather in Cooke City

Temperature

Average temperatures in Cooke City vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 11th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Cooke City, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 75.2°F (24°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 39.4°F (4.1°C) at night.

Cooke City Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Cooke City Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

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Cooke City Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Cooke City Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan2310.90.6
Feb27.514.93.8
Mar35.721.89.1
Apr41.527.615.4
May51.437.526.2
Jun63.747.433
Jul74.256.239.3
Aug72.253.937.8
Sep64.24631.3
Oct483423.8
Nov33.722.312.9
Dec23.113.34.3

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan-5-11.7-17.4
Feb-2.5-9.5-15.7
Mar2.1-5.7-12.7
Apr5.3-2.4-9.2
May10.83.1-3.2
Jun17.68.60.6
Jul23.413.44.1
Aug22.312.23.2
Sep17.97.8-0.4
Oct8.91.1-4.6
Nov0.9-5.4-10.6
Dec-4.9-10.4-15.4


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cooke City are July, August, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid July. For example, on the week of July 16th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Cooke City? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Cooke City.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cooke City (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan28%03.8
Feb21%01.9
Mar18%02.2
Apr28%02.6
May25%02.5
Jun21%02.2
Jul12%01.4
Aug13%01.4
Sep16%01.4
Oct19%01.9
Nov21%02
Dec34%03.3

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan2809.7
Feb2104.8
Mar1805.6
Apr2806.6
May2506.4
Jun2105.6
Jul1203.6
Aug1303.6
Sep1603.6
Oct1904.8
Nov2105.1
Dec3408.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Cooke City has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (43.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (71.4%).

Wind in Cooke City is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by June and March. April’s average wind speed of around 2.6 knots (3 MPH or 4.8 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late March where average top sustained speeds reach 8.9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Cooke City.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan1.6Barely noticeable6Light breeze
Feb2.1Barely noticeable7.3Gentle breeze
Mar2.5Barely noticeable8.2Light breeze
Apr2.6Barely noticeable8.3Gentle breeze
May2.4Barely noticeable7.7Light breeze
Jun2.6Barely noticeable8.2Gentle breeze
Jul2.4Barely noticeable8.1Light breeze
Aug2.3Barely noticeable7.9Gentle breeze
Sep2.3Barely noticeable7.4Light breeze
Oct2.1Barely noticeable6.9Light breeze
Nov2.4Barely noticeable6.7Light breeze
Dec2Barely noticeable6.5Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan71.4%
Feb64.9%
Mar58.9%
Apr56.3%
May55.9%
Jun50%
Jul43.5%
Aug45.5%
Sep48.4%
Oct61.9%
Nov67.2%
Dec71.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Cooke City?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Cooke City, MT, US is July, followed by June and August. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Cooke City in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 36.5 in December means 36.5% of the tourists vs. July.


Overall Cooke City Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very cold. Highs range from 56.9°F (13.8°C) and 29.3°F (-1.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Cooke City, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 65.6°F (18.7°C) and 29.6°F (-1.3°C), which will feel very chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 6 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Cooke City to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 30.1°F (-1.1°C) and 19.6°F (-6.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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