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2020 Compare Climate & Weather:
Cedar Rapids, IA vs Spokane, WA

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Highlights

On average, there are 171 sunny days per year in Spokane. Cedar Rapids averages 193 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Spokane, Washington gets 17.2 inches of rain, on average, per year. Cedar Rapids, Iowa gets 36 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Spokane averages 43.9 inches of snow per year. Cedar Rapids averages 28.3 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Spokane, Washington
Summer High:
the July high is around 83.5 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 24
Rain: averages 17.2 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 43.9 inches of snow a year

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Summer High:
the July high is around 84.1 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 11.4
Rain: averages 36 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 28.3 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Spokane

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Spokane is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Washington.

6.7 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Spokane, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Cedar Rapids

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Cedar Rapids is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Iowa.

6.9 / 10
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Cedar Rapids, while January and December are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Cedar Rapids, IA

6 PM PST

Light Snow

30°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TonightLight Snow29° / 34°S 10 to 15 mph
Thursday NightLight Snow31° / 35°NE 5 to 10 mph
Friday NightChance Light Snow then Cloudy30° / 34°N 5 mph
Saturday NightMostly Cloudy25° / 34°NW 0 to 5 mph
Sunday NightMostly Cloudy25° / 35°NW 0 mph
Monday NightMostly Cloudy28° / 37°NW 0 mph
Tuesday NightChance Light Snow27° / 37°NE 5 mph

Today's Weather - Spokane, WA

6 PM PST

Light Rain

36°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TonightLight Rain36° / 44°SE 2 mph
Thursday NightLight Rain39° / 45°SE 6 mph
Friday NightCloudy then Chance Rain And Snow35° / 45°S 2 to 6 mph
Saturday NightLight Rain Likely38° / 46°E 3 mph
Sunday NightChance Light Rain36° / 44°S 7 mph
Monday NightSlight Chance Light Rain35° / 43°S 3 to 7 mph
Tuesday NightSlight Chance Light Rain35° / 46°S 5 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthCedar Rapids, IASpokane, WA
January29° / 11°35° / 24°
February34° / 16°40° / 25°
March47° / 27°49° / 31°
April62° / 38°58° / 36°
May72° / 49°66° / 42°
June81° / 59°74° / 49°
July84° / 63°84° / 53°
August82° / 61°83° / 53°
September75° / 52°73° / 45°
October63° / 40°58° / 35°
November47° / 29°42° / 29°
December32° / 16°33° / 22°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Cedar Rapids / Spokane
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 030 / 257 / 145 / 8
February0 / 026 / 236 / 104 / 5
March0 / 022 / 188 / 122 / 4
April0 / 08 / 811 / 101 / 1
May0 / 01 / 212 / 110 / 0
June3 / 10 / 012 / 80 / 0
July5 / 70 / 010 / 40 / 0
August4 / 70 / 09 / 40 / 0
September1 / 11 / 28 / 50 / 0
October0 / 07 / 108 / 90 / 0
November0 / 019 / 198 / 141 / 4
December0 / 029 / 278 / 145 / 9
July is the hottest month for Cedar Rapids with an average high temperature of 84.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Iowa. In Cedar Rapids, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Cedar Rapids are September, June and August.

July is the hottest month for Spokane with an average high temperature of 83.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Washington. In Spokane, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Spokane are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Cedar Rapids with an average of 11.4°. This is warmer than most places in Iowa.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Spokane with an average of 22.1°. This is colder than most places in Washington.



In Cedar Rapids, there are 12.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Iowa.

In Spokane, there are 16.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Washington.



In Cedar Rapids, there are 141.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Iowa.

In Spokane, there are 133.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Washington.



In Cedar Rapids, there are 15.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Iowa.

In Spokane, there are 2.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Washington.



June is the wettest month in Cedar Rapids with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 39% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 36.0 inches in Cedar Rapids means that it is about average compared to other places in Iowa.


December is the wettest month in Spokane with 2.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 34% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 17.2 inches in Spokane means that it is drier than most places in Washington.


June is the rainiest month in Cedar Rapids with 11.5 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 6.2 rainy days. There are 105.0 rainy days annually in Cedar Rapids, which is rainier than most places in Iowa. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.

November is the rainiest month in Spokane with 14.0 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 3.9 rainy days. There are 115.0 rainy days annually in Spokane, which is less rainy than most places in Washington. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 14% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 28.3 inches in Cedar Rapids means that it is less snowy than most places in Iowa.

An annual snowfall of 43.9 inches in Spokane means that it is one of the snowiest places in Washington.



December is the snowiest month in Cedar Rapids with 8.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

December is the snowiest month in Spokane with 14.5 inches of snow, and 6 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.


Reviews for Cedar Rapids    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't... Read More

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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

Reviews for Spokane    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't... Read More

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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

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ZIPS IN CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA
52402, 52404, 52405, 52403, 52411, 52401
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99208, 99205, 99223, 99207, 99203, 99224, 99202, 99217, 99201, 99026, 11 total

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