Lakewood, Washington 

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Climate in Lakewood, Washington

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

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

On average, there are 137 sunny days per year in Lakewood. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lakewood gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 156 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 77 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 Lakewood is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Washington.

7.4 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Lakewood, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Lakewood, WashingtonUnited States
  41.1 in.38.1 in.
  5.3 in.27.8 in.
  156.1 days106.2 days
  137 days205 days
  77.1°85.8°
  36.5°21.7°
  7.47
  2.64.3
  262 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 Lakewood with an average high temperature of 77.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Washington. In Lakewood, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lakewood are August, July and September.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lakewood with an average of 35.2°. This is warmer than most places in Washington.


In Lakewood, there are 2.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Washington.


In Lakewood, there are 32.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Washington.


In Lakewood, 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 Lakewood with 6.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 40% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 41.1 inches in Lakewood means that it is about average compared to other places in Washington.


November is the rainiest month in Lakewood with 19.6 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 4.5 rainy days. There are 156.1 rainy days annually in Lakewood, which is about average compared to other places in Washington. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 34% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 12% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 5.3 inches in Lakewood means that it is about average compared to other places in Washington. February is the snowiest month in Lakewood with 1.5 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Lakewood    7 Reviews
    Lakewood City is moving in a positive direction - 1/21/2018
    Historically, Lakewood has had a bad reputation for being a crime ridden city, but since its incorporation in 1996 it has seen a transformation. Many of its roads have... Read More

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    Stay far away. - 1/10/2018
    Lakewood is the worst city in the state. With a murder rate that has grown upwards of 20 people a year, to the home invasions that happen every day in the city, don’t... Read More

    lakeHood - 10/17/2009
    lakewood(chocolate city, lakeview, eastside,tillicum/woodbrook,lakecity) all crime drug and gang filled areas. very high murder rate for a suburb..and there are way too... Read More


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