Baker City, Oregon 

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Climate in Baker City, Oregon

Baker City, OR experiences a semi-arid climate with cold winters and hot summers. The average high in the summer months is between 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average low in winter is around 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Precipitation is scarce throughout the year, with an average of 11 inches per year, most of which falls in the form of snow during the colder months. There are typically more than 100 days of sunshine each year in Baker City making it an ideal location to enjoy outdoor activities all year round!

Baker City, Oregon gets 15 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Baker City averages 44 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 196 sunny days per year in Baker City. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Baker City gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 106 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 15 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 44 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Baker City is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Oregon.

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Summer   /   Winter
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Baker City, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Baker City, OregonUnited States
  14.5 in.38.1 in.
  43.6 in.27.8 in.
  105.7 days106.2 days
  196 days205 days
  3445 ft.2443 ft.


Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

July is the hottest month for Baker City with an average high temperature of 83.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Oregon. In Baker City, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Baker City are September, June and August.

In Baker City, there are 17.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Oregon.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Baker City with an average of 16.7°. This is one of the coldest places in Oregon.

In Baker City, there are 187.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Oregon.

In Baker City, there are 7.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Oregon.

Humidity is low in Baker City, and some people might find the dryness to be uncomfortable. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year. A very dry climate can lead to cracked, itchy skin and dry eyes.

December is the wettest month in Baker City with 1.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is September with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 14.5 inches in Baker City means that it is drier than most places in Oregon.

November is the rainiest month in Baker City with 11.9 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 4.3 rainy days. There are 105.7 rainy days annually in Baker City, which is less rainy than most places in Oregon. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 43.6 inches in Baker City means that it is one of the snowiest places in Oregon. December is the snowiest month in Baker City with 12.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Baker City    2 Reviews
    Crime is rampant and the District Attorney is lazy - 6/13/2011
    You can be the victim of a violent crime here and the police and the DA don't give a damn. If youre cousins...and EVERYBODY is cousins, then they'll cover your ass even... Read More

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    all year recreation - 12/29/2008
    I live in Baker City Oregon and have one of the most untapped areas for outdoor recreation that I have came across. I live between two sets of mountains the Elkhorn... Read More

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