Cle Elum, Washington 

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Climate in Cle Elum, Washington

Cle Elum, Washington gets 28 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Cle Elum averages 79 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 199 sunny days per year in Cle Elum. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Cle Elum gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 118 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 24
Rain: averages 28 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 79 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

9.2 / 3.7

Summer   /   Winter
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Cle Elum, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Cle Elum, WashingtonUnited States
  28.2 in.38.1 in.
  78.5 in.27.8 in.
  117.8 days106.2 days
  199 days205 days
  79.9°85.8°
  23.6°21.7°
  6.67
  2.74.3
  1909 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 Cle Elum with an average high temperature of 80.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Washington. In Cle Elum, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Cle Elum are July, August and September.


In Cle Elum, there are 14.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Washington.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Cle Elum with an average of 22.6°. This is colder than most places in Washington.


In Cle Elum, there are 146.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Washington.


In Cle Elum, there are 2.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Washington.


Humidity is low in Cle Elum, 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 Cle Elum with 5.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 41% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 28.2 inches in Cle Elum means that it is drier than most places in Washington.


November is the rainiest month in Cle Elum with 15.0 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 3.7 rainy days. There are 117.8 rainy days annually in Cle Elum, which is less rainy than most places in Washington. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 34% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 13% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 78.5 inches in Cle Elum means that it is one of the snowiest places in Washington. December is the snowiest month in Cle Elum with 25.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Heaven on Earth! - 11/30/2006
    I visit Washington state twice a year, staying in Cle Elum. Wish I could afford the housing. The new resort area has outpriced all available land. The outdoor life is... Read More

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