La Grande, Oregon 

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Climate in La Grande, Oregon

La Grande, Oregon gets 18 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

La Grande averages 23 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 192 sunny days per year in La Grande. The US average is 205 sunny days.

La Grande gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 110 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 26
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 23 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for La Grande is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Oregon.

8.9 / 4.8

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

Climate Averages
  La Grande, OregonUnited States
  17.9 in.38.1 in.
  23.2 in.27.8 in.
  110.4 days106.2 days
  192 days205 days
  85.6°85.8°
  25.9°21.7°
  77
  3.94.3
  2776 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

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.


August is the hottest month for La Grande with an average high temperature of 86.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Oregon. In La Grande, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for La Grande are September, June and July.


In La Grande, there are 24.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Oregon.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for La Grande with an average of 24.9°. This is colder than most places in Oregon.


In La Grande, there are 118.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Oregon.


In La Grande, there are 1.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Oregon.


Humidity is low in La Grande, 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.


November is the wettest month in La Grande with 2.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 17.9 inches in La Grande means that it is drier than most places in Oregon.


November is the rainiest month in La Grande with 12.9 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 4.1 rainy days. There are 110.4 rainy days annually in La Grande, which is less rainy than most places in Oregon. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 23.2 inches in La Grande means that it is snowier than most places in Oregon. January is the snowiest month in La Grande with 7.3 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for La Grande    4 Reviews
    La Grande Life is as 'Grande' as you make it - 2/13/2011
    Growing up in a different small town and making the journey to La Grande for college (home of Eastern Oregon University), I found the migration to La Grande's community... Read More

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    Moving to La Grande? Think twice . . . - 12/31/2007
    I lived in La Grande for the past nine years, and also for high school. It is a small, cliqueish town and unless one is in a particular social set, it is hard to feel... Read More

    Not a "local" - 6/4/2006
    This a small town with a small town attitude - very slow lifestyle, few opportunities and remote from any large city. The scenery and climate are very nice,... Read More


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