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Salem, OR vs Vancouver, WA

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Highlights

On average, there are 143 sunny days per year in Vancouver. Salem averages 154 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Vancouver, Washington gets 42.1 inches of rain, on average, per year. Salem, Oregon gets 44.9 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Vancouver averages 2.7 inches of snow per year. Salem averages 3.9 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Vancouver, Washington
Summer High:
the July high is around 79.4 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 34.4
Rain: averages 42.1 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2.7 inches of snow a year

Salem, Oregon
Summer High:
the July high is around 81.1 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 34.8
Rain: averages 44.9 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 3.9 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Vancouver

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Vancouver is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Washington.

7.4 / 10
July, August and September are the most pleasant months in Vancouver, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Salem

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Salem is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Oregon.

7.4 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Salem, while December and January are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Salem, OR

6 PM PST

Partly Cloudy

84°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TonightPartly Cloudy58° / 79°NW 2 to 10 mph
Tuesday NightMostly Cloudy55° / 82°NW 1 to 12 mph
Wednesday NightClear54° / 87°N 5 to 10 mph
Thursday NightClear57° / 84°NNW 1 to 9 mph
Friday NightMostly Clear58° / 82°W 2 to 13 mph
Saturday NightClear57° / 81°NNW 6 mph
Sunday NightMostly Clear57° / 82°NNW 3 to 8 mph

Today's Weather - Vancouver, WA

6 PM PST

Partly Cloudy then Patchy Drizzle

83°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TonightPartly Cloudy then Patchy Drizzle60° / 77°NW 2 to 12 mph
Tuesday NightMostly Cloudy57° / 79°NW 1 to 13 mph
Wednesday NightClear56° / 84°NNW 3 to 12 mph
Thursday NightClear59° / 82°NNW 1 to 8 mph
Friday NightOccasional Light Rain60° / 80°NW 3 to 9 mph
Saturday NightClear58° / 78°NW 1 to 8 mph
Sunday NightPartly Cloudy58° / 80°NW 2 to 9 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthSalem, ORVancouver, WA
January47° / 35°47° / 34°
February51° / 35°51° / 35°
March56° / 38°56° / 38°
April61° / 40°61° / 41°
May67° / 45°67° / 47°
June73° / 50°73° / 51°
July81° / 53°79° / 55°
August82° / 53°80° / 55°
September76° / 49°75° / 50°
October64° / 43°64° / 43°
November52° / 39°53° / 39°
December46° / 34°46° / 34°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Salem / Vancouver
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 011 / 1119 / 201 / 1
February0 / 09 / 1016 / 161 / 1
March0 / 05 / 518 / 190 / 0
April0 / 02 / 215 / 170 / 0
May0 / 00 / 012 / 140 / 0
June1 / 10 / 09 / 100 / 0
July5 / 40 / 03 / 40 / 0
August5 / 40 / 03 / 40 / 0
September2 / 10 / 07 / 80 / 0
October0 / 01 / 212 / 140 / 0
November0 / 06 / 619 / 200 / 0
December0 / 012 / 1119 / 201 / 1
August is the hottest month for Salem with an average high temperature of 81.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Oregon. In Salem, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Salem are September, July and August.

August is the hottest month for Vancouver with an average high temperature of 80.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Washington. In Vancouver, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Vancouver are July, August and September.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Salem with an average of 34.0°. This is warmer than most places in Oregon.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Vancouver with an average of 33.6°. This is about average compared to other places in Washington.



In Salem, there are 12.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Oregon.

In Vancouver, there are 9.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Washington.



In Salem, there are 46.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Oregon.

In Vancouver, there are 46.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Washington.



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

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



December is the wettest month in Salem with 7.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 43% of yearly precipitation and 6% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.9 inches in Salem means that it is wetter than most places in Oregon.


November is the wettest month in Vancouver with 6.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 40% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.1 inches in Vancouver means that it is about average compared to other places in Washington.


November is the rainiest month in Salem with 19.2 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 3.2 rainy days. There are 151.5 rainy days annually in Salem, which is rainier than most places in Oregon. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 35% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 10% chance of a rainy day.

November is the rainiest month in Vancouver with 20.0 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 4.0 rainy days. There are 163.9 rainy days annually in Vancouver, which is rainier than most places in Washington. 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.



An annual snowfall of 3.9 inches in Salem means that it is about average compared to other places in Oregon.

An annual snowfall of 2.7 inches in Vancouver means that it is less snowy than most places in Washington.



February is the snowiest month in Salem with 1.9 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.

February is the snowiest month in Vancouver with 1.1 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 SALEM, OREGON
97301, 97302, 97304, 97306
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98682, 98661, 98683, 98684, 98664, 98663, 98660

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