Federal Way, Washington 

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Climate in Federal Way, Washington

Federal Way, Washington gets 41 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Federal Way averages 5 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 151 sunny days per year in Federal Way. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Federal Way gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 158 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 76 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 37
Rain: averages 41 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 5 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Federal Way is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Washington.

7.3 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Federal Way, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Federal Way, WashingtonUnited States
  40.6 in.38.1 in.
  5.0 in.27.8 in.
  158.0 days106.2 days
  151 days205 days
  75.7°85.8°
  36.6°21.7°
  7.37
  2.64.3
  463 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 Federal Way with an average high temperature of 76.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Washington. In Federal Way, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Federal Way are August, July and September.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Federal Way with an average of 35.3°. This is warmer than most places in Washington.


In Federal Way, there are 2.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Washington.


In Federal Way, there are 27.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Washington.


In Federal Way, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Washington.


November is the wettest month in Federal Way with 6.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 39% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 40.6 inches in Federal Way means that it is about average compared to other places in Washington.


November is the rainiest month in Federal Way with 19.4 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 4.8 rainy days. There are 158.0 rainy days annually in Federal Way, which is about average compared to other places in Washington. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 12% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 5.0 inches in Federal Way means that it is about average compared to other places in Washington. December is the snowiest month in Federal Way with 1.3 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    A hidden gem! - 11/24/2019
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    Hell Hole - 9/2/2019
    Locals here who are not criminals call the city "Felony Way". It's a liberal, democrat stronghold with the unabated crime which is always part of the package. The... Read More

    we want to move need help we just have 2 months - 2/9/2014
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