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Seattle, WA vs Washington, DC

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Highlights

On average, there are 203 sunny days per year in Washington. Seattle averages 152 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Washington, District of Columbia gets 43.3 inches of rain, on average, per year. Seattle, Washington gets 38 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Washington averages 13.7 inches of snow per year. Seattle averages 4.6 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Washington, District of Columbia
Summer High:
the July high is around 88.5 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 26.5
Rain: averages 43.3 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 13.7 inches of snow a year

Seattle, Washington
Summer High:
the July high is around 75.8 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 37
Rain: averages 38 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4.6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Washington

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Washington is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in the District of Columbia.

7.3 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Washington, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Seattle

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Seattle is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Washington.

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


Today's Weather - Seattle, WA

8 PM PST

Light Rain

54°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TonightLight Rain51° / 60°S 13 to 23 mph
Sunday NightChance Rain Showers then Slight Chance Light Rain50° / 57°ENE 1 to 7 mph
Monday NightLight Rain48° / 53°SSW 7 to 21 mph
Tuesday NightPartly Cloudy41° / 50°N 14 to 18 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Clear37° / 50°NNE 8 to 14 mph
Thursday NightPartly Cloudy37° / 49°NNE 8 mph
Friday NightPartly Cloudy37° / 49°ENE 5 mph

Today's Weather - Washington, DC

8 PM PST

Mostly Cloudy

38°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TonightMostly Cloudy33° / 44°NE 12 mph
Sunday NightMostly Cloudy then Slight Chance Light Rain37° / 48°N 7 to 12 mph
Monday NightMostly Cloudy37° / 53°W 5 mph
Tuesday NightMostly Cloudy38° / 53°NW 5 mph
Wednesday NightPartly Cloudy38° / 57°W 2 to 7 mph
Thursday NightChance Rain Showers47° / 57°SW 8 mph
Friday NightChance Rain Showers37° / 52°W 10 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthSeattle, WAWashington, DC
January48° / 37°43° / 27°
February51° / 37°47° / 29°
March54° / 40°56° / 36°
April59° / 43°67° / 45°
May65° / 48°76° / 55°
June70° / 53°85° / 64°
July76° / 57°89° / 69°
August76° / 57°87° / 67°
September71° / 53°80° / 60°
October60° / 46°69° / 48°
November52° / 40°58° / 39°
December46° / 36°47° / 30°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Seattle / Washington
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 06 / 2218 / 101 / 3
February0 / 05 / 1815 / 91 / 2
March0 / 02 / 1117 / 100 / 1
April0 / 10 / 215 / 100 / 0
May0 / 20 / 012 / 120 / 0
June0 / 70 / 010 / 100 / 0
July1 / 130 / 06 / 100 / 0
August0 / 100 / 05 / 90 / 0
September0 / 30 / 08 / 90 / 0
October0 / 00 / 113 / 80 / 0
November0 / 03 / 719 / 90 / 0
December0 / 07 / 1918 / 101 / 1
August is the hottest month for Seattle with an average high temperature of 76.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Washington. In Seattle, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Seattle are August, July and September.

July is the hottest month for Washington with an average high temperature of 88.5°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in the District of Columbia. In Washington, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Washington are September, May and June.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Seattle with an average of 35.9°. This is one of the warmest places in Washington.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Washington with an average of 26.5°. This is one of the warmest places in the District of Columbia.



In Seattle, there are 1.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Washington.

In Washington, there are 35.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in the District of Columbia.



In Seattle, there are 24.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Washington.

In Washington, there are 79.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in the District of Columbia.



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

In Washington, there are 0.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in the District of Columbia.



November is the wettest month in Seattle with 6.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 39% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 38.0 inches in Seattle means that it is about average compared to other places in Washington.


July is the wettest month in Washington with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 43.3 inches in Washington means that it is one of the wettest places in the District of Columbia.


November is the rainiest month in Seattle with 18.7 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 5.3 rainy days. There are 155.3 rainy days annually in Seattle, which is about average compared to other places in Washington. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 13% chance of a rainy day.

May is the rainiest month in Washington with 11.5 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.1 rainy days. There are 114.3 rainy days annually in Washington, which is one of the rainiest places in the District of Columbia. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 4.6 inches in Seattle means that it is about average compared to other places in Washington.

An annual snowfall of 13.7 inches in Washington means that it is one of the snowiest places in the District of Columbia.



December is the snowiest month in Seattle with 2.1 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.

January is the snowiest month in Washington with 5.5 inches of snow, and 5 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 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
98115, 98103, 98133, 98105, 98118, 98125, 98122, 98117, 98144, 98109, 28 total
ZIPS IN WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
20011, 20002, 20019, 20020, 20009, 20001, 20032, 20016, 20010, 20003, 53 total

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