Wallowa, OR 

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Climate in Wallowa, OR

Wallowa, OR has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. The winters bring cold temperatures and occasional snowfall, while the summers are generally mild and sunny. Average annual rainfall is moderate, with most of it falling during the months of April to October. Spring is usually wet and cool while autumn is dry and warm. The area experiences longer days in the summer months while having shorter days in winter. Overall, Wallowa, OR has a comfortable climate that makes it an ideal destination for outdoor lovers all year round!

Wallowa, Oregon gets 19 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Wallowa averages 37 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 172 sunny days per year in Wallowa. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Wallowa gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 109 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 21
Rain: averages 19 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 37 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Wallowa is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Oregon.

8.7 / 4.4

Summer   /   Winter
September, July and June are the most pleasant months in Wallowa, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Wallowa, OregonUnited States
  19.1 in.38.1 in.
  37.0 in.27.8 in.
  109.2 days106.2 days
  172 days205 days
  2936 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.

August is the hottest month for Wallowa with an average high temperature of 85.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Oregon. In Wallowa, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Wallowa are September, June and July.

In Wallowa, there are 27.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Oregon.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Wallowa with an average of 19.7°. This is one of the coldest places in Oregon.

In Wallowa, there are 167.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Oregon.

In Wallowa, there are 5.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Oregon.

Humidity is low in Wallowa, 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 Wallowa with 2.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.9 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 19.1 inches in Wallowa means that it is drier than most places in Oregon.

November is the rainiest month in Wallowa with 13.6 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 4.3 rainy days. There are 109.2 rainy days annually in Wallowa, which is less rainy than most places in Oregon. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 37.0 inches in Wallowa means that it is one of the snowiest places in Oregon. January is the snowiest month in Wallowa with 11.4 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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