The Dalles, Oregon 

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Climate in The Dalles, Oregon

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

The Dalles averages 14 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 177 sunny days per year in The Dalles. The US average is 205 sunny days.

The Dalles gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 105 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 30
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 14 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for The Dalles is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Oregon.

7.5 / 10
June, July and September are the most pleasant months in The Dalles, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  The Dalles, OregonUnited States
  18.4 in.38.1 in.
  13.7 in.27.8 in.
  105.0 days106.2 days
  177 days205 days
  86.4°85.8°
  30.1°21.7°
  7.57
  2.84.3
  253 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 The Dalles with an average high temperature of 86.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Oregon. In The Dalles, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for The Dalles are June, September and May.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for The Dalles with an average of 29.5°. This is colder than most places in Oregon.


In The Dalles, there are 32.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Oregon.


In The Dalles, there are 77.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Oregon.


In The Dalles, there are 0.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Oregon.


December is the wettest month in The Dalles with 3.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.2 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 49% of yearly precipitation and 6% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 18.4 inches in The Dalles means that it is drier than most places in Oregon.


November is the rainiest month in The Dalles with 15.3 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 1.7 rainy days. There are 105.0 rainy days annually in The Dalles, which is less rainy than most places in Oregon. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 40% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 8% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 13.7 inches in The Dalles means that it is snowier than most places in Oregon. January is the snowiest month in The Dalles with 4.8 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for The Dalles    3 Reviews
    The Dalles - 7/15/2015
    Fifteen year implant from from Seattle, don't miss the traffic,rain and gloom. Love the sun, water, picturesque views, history, hiking, cycling, small town parades and... Read More

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    Move here only if you want to be stuck 20 years in - 8/23/2014
    After moving to different states quite a few times(x-military) ending up here was a big mistake. The schools are way below average.I never thought I would consider... Read More

    not just a small town - 6/24/2013
    Lived here 17 years, raised children, became part of community. Lots to do in nature! Not much for teens. Great for seniors. Sunny most of year with about 4 weeks of... Read More


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