Goldendale, Washington 

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Climate in Goldendale, Washington

Goldendale, Washington gets 15 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Goldendale averages 32 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 189 sunny days per year in Goldendale. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Goldendale gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 90 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 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 15 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 32 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Goldendale is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Washington.

7.1 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Goldendale, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Goldendale, WashingtonUnited States
  15.0 in.38.1 in.
  31.5 in.27.8 in.
  90.3 days106.2 days
  189 days205 days
  84.5°85.8°
  25.4°21.7°
  7.17
  34.3
  1637 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.


July is the hottest month for Goldendale with an average high temperature of 84.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Washington. In Goldendale, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Goldendale are September, June and August.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Goldendale with an average of 24.0°. This is colder than most places in Washington.


In Goldendale, there are 22.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Washington.


In Goldendale, there are 138.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Washington.


In Goldendale, there are 1.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Washington.


December is the wettest month in Goldendale with 2.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.2 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 44% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 15.0 inches in Goldendale means that it is drier than most places in Washington.


November is the rainiest month in Goldendale with 13.0 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 1.8 rainy days. There are 90.3 rainy days annually in Goldendale, which is less rainy than most places in Washington. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 38% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 9% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 31.5 inches in Goldendale means that it is snowier than most places in Washington. December is the snowiest month in Goldendale with 12.2 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Goldendale    5 Reviews
    comment on earlier posting: love this little town. - 8/30/2016
    GOLDENDALE is loved by a very select, elite, and religious group. I withhold using labels to describe the mentality of Goldendale, but can describe the hostile treatment... Read More

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    glodendale: nice place to move to? - 8/29/2016
    Read the two reviews before I made this commentary. The reviews submitted so far are from locals who have survived some economic hard times in the area. Both of these... Read More

    Not that bad but getting there - 5/11/2010
    I have lived here all of my 34 years and its has been a great place to live, raise a family, have what fun there is to have and just to relax. A beautiful place for the... Read More


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