Pasco, Washington 

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Climate in Pasco, Washington

Pasco, Washington gets 8 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Pasco averages 4 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 194 sunny days per year in Pasco. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Pasco gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 83 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 29
Rain: averages 8 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Pasco is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Washington.

7.5 / 10
June, September and May are the most pleasant months in Pasco, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Pasco, WashingtonUnited States
  8.1 in.38.1 in.
  3.5 in.27.8 in.
  83.2 days106.2 days
  194 days205 days
  90.0°85.8°
  28.7°21.7°
  7.57
  3.24.3
  387 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 Pasco with an average high temperature of 90.0°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Washington. In Pasco, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Pasco are September, May and June.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Pasco with an average of 27.5°. This is colder than most places in Washington.


In Pasco, there are 40.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Washington.


In Pasco, there are 86.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Washington.


In Pasco, there are 0.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Washington.


December is the wettest month in Pasco with 1.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 0.2 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 38% of yearly precipitation and 14% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 8.1 inches in Pasco means that it is one of the driest places in Washington.


January is the rainiest month in Pasco with 11.5 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 2.3 rainy days. There are 83.2 rainy days annually in Pasco, 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 12% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 3.5 inches in Pasco means that it is less snowy than most places in Washington. December is the snowiest month in Pasco with 1.4 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Pasco    3 Reviews
    It's not what it used to be - 12/29/2009
    I grew up in West Richland in the Tri-Cities, and we were always told to not go to Pasco because it was dangerous. I have no idea how true that was back in the '80's,... Read More

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    Somebody's pulling your leg - 12/24/2009
    I think someone is pulling your leg about Pasco's air quality. Kennewick, WA, which is just across the Columbia River from Pasco, reports air quality of 41 and Pasco... Read More

    crime statistics - 9/27/2005
    I want to move out of Los Angeles, California, in the hope that I will be relocating to a less crime rate zone in Washington... Read More


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