Salem, OR has a mild climate with warm summers and cool winters. Temperatures range from an average high of 90°F in July to an average low of 33°F in January. The city experiences moderate levels of rainfall throughout the year, with July seeing the most rain each year. Salem also experiences varying amounts of snowfall, depending on winter weather patterns. Overall, Salem’s climate is quite pleasant and conducive to outdoor activities year-round.
Salem, Oregon gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Salem averages 4 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 154 sunny days per year in Salem. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Salem gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 152 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.
Summer High: the July high is around 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 35
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Salem is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Oregon.
9.2 / 5.4
Summer / Winter
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Salem, while December and January are the least comfortable months.