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2019 Compare Climate & Weather:
Los Angeles, CA vs Portland, OR

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Highlights

On average, there are 144 sunny days per year in Portland. Los Angeles averages 284 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Portland, Oregon gets 42.8 inches of rain, on average, per year. Los Angeles, California gets 15.5 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Portland averages 2.6 inches of snow per year. Los Angeles averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Portland, Oregon
Summer High:
the July high is around 80.5 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 36.4
Rain: averages 42.8 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2.6 inches of snow a year

Los Angeles, California
Summer High:
the July high is around 83.6 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 45.9
Rain: averages 15.5 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Portland

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Portland is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Oregon.

7.5 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Portland, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Los Angeles

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Los Angeles is 9.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in California.

9.1 / 10
June, May and October are the most pleasant months in Los Angeles, while January and February are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Los Angeles, CA

5 PM PST

Mostly Sunny

75°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonMostly Sunny78° / 65°SW 5 mph
TuesdayPatchy Fog then Partly Sunny81° / 67°SW 0 to 10 mph
WednesdayMostly Sunny85° / 68°SW 0 to 10 mph
ThursdaySunny80° / 65°SSW 0 to 10 mph
FridayPatchy Fog then Mostly Sunny79° / 65°S 5 to 10 mph
SaturdayPatchy Fog then Sunny78° / 65°S 5 to 10 mph
SundayPatchy Fog then Mostly Sunny80° / 64°S 5 to 10 mph

Today's Weather - Portland, OR

5 PM PST

Sunny

84°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonSunny84° / 61°NW 12 mph
TuesdayPatchy Drizzle then Mostly Cloudy78° / 58°NW 2 to 13 mph
WednesdayMostly Sunny79° / 57°NNW 1 to 10 mph
ThursdaySunny86° / 60°N 3 to 9 mph
FridaySunny83° / 60°NW 1 to 9 mph
SaturdayOccasional Light Rain then Sunny80° / 60°NW 3 to 7 mph
SundaySunny79° / 59°NNW 2 to 8 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthLos Angeles, CAPortland, OR
January67° / 46°48° / 36°
February67° / 47°52° / 37°
March69° / 49°57° / 40°
April72° / 51°62° / 43°
May75° / 55°68° / 48°
June79° / 59°74° / 52°
July84° / 62°81° / 56°
August85° / 63°81° / 56°
September83° / 61°76° / 52°
October78° / 56°64° / 46°
November72° / 50°53° / 40°
December67° / 45°46° / 36°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Los Angeles / Portland
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 01 / 76 / 190 / 1
February0 / 00 / 66 / 150 / 0
March0 / 00 / 35 / 180 / 0
April1 / 00 / 13 / 160 / 0
May2 / 10 / 01 / 130 / 0
June4 / 10 / 01 / 90 / 0
July8 / 40 / 00 / 40 / 0
August10 / 40 / 00 / 40 / 0
September8 / 10 / 01 / 70 / 0
October4 / 00 / 12 / 130 / 0
November1 / 00 / 33 / 190 / 0
December0 / 01 / 95 / 190 / 1
August is the hottest month for Los Angeles with an average high temperature of 85.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Los Angeles, there are 7 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Los Angeles are October, June and May.

August is the hottest month for Portland with an average high temperature of 81.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Oregon. In Portland, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Portland are September, July and August.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Los Angeles with an average of 45.2°. This is one of the warmest places in California.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Portland with an average of 35.6°. This is warmer than most places in Oregon.



In Los Angeles, there are 37.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in California.

In Portland, there are 11.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Oregon.



In Los Angeles, there are 2.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.

In Portland, there are 29.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Oregon.



In Los Angeles, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in California.

In Portland, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Oregon.



February is the wettest month in Los Angeles with 3.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 61% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 15.5 inches in Los Angeles means that it is drier than most places in California.


December is the wettest month in Portland with 6.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 41% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.8 inches in Portland means that it is about average compared to other places in Oregon.


February is the rainiest month in Los Angeles with 6.3 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.3 rainy days. There are 33.7 rainy days annually in Los Angeles, which is less rainy than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 51% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 4% chance of a rainy day.

November is the rainiest month in Portland with 19.3 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 3.7 rainy days. There are 155.9 rainy days annually in Portland, which is rainier than most places in Oregon. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 34% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 11% chance of a rainy day.



There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Los Angeles, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California.

An annual snowfall of 2.6 inches in Portland means that it is less snowy than most places in Oregon.



Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Los Angeles.

December is the snowiest month in Portland with 0.9 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.


DID YOU KNOW?

Many people confuse Weather and Climate, but they are different. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, while Climate refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

Weather, more specifically, refers to how the atmosphere behaves and its effects on life and human activities. Most people think of Weather in terms of what can be observed: temperature, humidity, precipitation, and cloudy/sunny conditions. Weather conditions constantly change on a minute-to-minute basis.

Climate is a record of the average weather conditions for a given place over a long period of time, often referred to as Climate Normals. A 30-year period of record is a common requirement to be considered a Climate Normal.


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ZIPS IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
90011, 91331, 91342, 90044, 91335, 91402, 90003, 90026, 90019, 91343, 108 total
ZIPS IN PORTLAND, OREGON
97206, 97202, 97233, 97219, 97236, 97230, 97211, 97266, 97217, 97203, 28 total

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