Bozeman’s mild year round weather makes it an excellent choice for all types of recreation all during the year.
Although the temperatures throughout the year are mild compared to other areas, the temperatures here can fluctuate quite a bit from day to night, so it is best to be prepared. Dress in layers and don’t forget to check the Bozeman weather forecast.
Spring is generally a late arrival in the Gallatin Valley. April sees temperatures into the 50’s, then in May they rise to the 60’s, and finally in June, the temperature during the day can get into the 70’s.
May and June are the wettest months over a majority of the state.
Always be prepared for that errant snowstorm in May. Though not common, it is possible to be out enjoying the spring weather and end up having a snowball fight.
Bozeman weather in the summer is pleasant with characteristic warm days, cooler nights and lots of sunshine. Due to its valley location extremely hot weather and humid conditions do not happen very often. Temperatures in the summer rarely exceed 90 degrees during the day.
On average the warmest month of the year is July when daytime temperatures reach the mid 80’s and evening temperatures dip back into the 50’s.
The highest recorded temperature was 105°F in 1892.
During these months, brief mid-day thunderstorms are a common sight with heavy downpours cooling the late afternoon temperatures
Early in the Fall, daily highs average at 70 degrees. Bozeman Montana weather includes Indian summers which can linger until the middle of October. Late October to early November, Fall is replaced with the chill of Winter with daytime highs in the 40’s with nighttime lows reaching the 20’s.
Bozeman has characteristically mild winters. The average coldest month is January with typical winter temperatures ranging from a low of 15 degrees to a high of 55 degrees. The lowest recorded temperature was -43°F in 1936.
For the winter sports enthusiast, the relatively low humidity and light winds provide an ideal climate for outdoor winter activities. Visitors can expect an average temp of 59. Downhill ski season usually extends from mid December to the beginning of April.
If you travel by car in Montana in the winter, make sure you have tire chains, and know how to put them on. Pay attention to road and weather reports, and don't take chances.