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  CLIMATE OVERVIEW
  

Salem, Oregon, gets 55 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 6 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 140.

On average, there are 154 sunny days per year in Salem, Oregon. The July high is around 82 degrees. The January low is 35. Sperling's comfort index for Salem is a 77 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

  CLIMATESalem, OregonUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)  54.639.2
  Snowfall (in.)  6.225.8
  Precipitation Days  140102
  Sunny Days  154205
  Avg. July High  8286.1
  Avg. Jan. Low  34.722.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)  7754
  UV Index  2.94.3
  Elevation ft.  2041,443

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  CLIMATE COMMENTS
  
Weather
Salem has very consistent weather throughout the year. Quite a bit of fog in the winter, and some rain, and little if any snow. ... (read more)
climate
Salem's climate is sunny half the year and cloudy/rainy the other half. It has a definite four seasons, which is nice, but if you don't like the rain and clouds (which... (read more)
Nice
Nice town, rainy... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
Don't like Salem? Consider
I agree with the point that Salem is not for everyone but it could be worse. Not just worse, a lot worse. I've lived in Arizona all my life. That said, let me tell... (read more)
Prisons
Someone on this site commented that they didn't understand why there were so many prisons in Salem. I had a business in the Salem (outlying area) and knowing what I know... (read more)
Salem Rocks!
I moved to Salem in June 2010 with a friend. Unfortunately our friendship ended and I was'nt able to find a job so I had to move away with regret. I loved the 5 months I... (read more)
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