Richland, Washington 

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Climate in Richland, Washington

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

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

On average, there are 196 sunny days per year in Richland. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Richland, WashingtonUnited States
  8.1 in.38.1 in.
  3.6 in.27.8 in.
  82.8 days106.2 days
  196 days205 days
  89.9°85.8°
  28.7°21.7°
  7.57
  3.24.3
  384 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 Richland with an average high temperature of 89.9°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Washington. In Richland, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Richland are September, June and May.


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


In Richland, there are 39.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Washington.


In Richland, there are 86.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Washington.


In Richland, 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 Richland 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 Richland means that it is one of the driest places in Washington.


January is the rainiest month in Richland with 11.5 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 2.3 rainy days. There are 82.8 rainy days annually in Richland, 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 3.6 inches in Richland means that it is less snowy than most places in Washington. December is the snowiest month in Richland with 1.4 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Richland    11 Reviews
    Amazing and Wonderful - 4/23/2020
    I've lived here all my life, and compared to other places I've visited, this is an amazing place. The summers are very hot and dry with lots of fires and the winter is... Read More

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    Very expensive compared to the south - 9/28/2016
    Moved here in Dec 2015. Winters are mild. Drivers are horrible. Everything is brown unless you water, water and water some more. Wind is strong. Summers are very cool... Read More

    Warm Summer, Cold Winter - 4/7/2014
    I currently live in Richland, WA. The summers are perfect to me. It gets hot (90-100 degrees) but I like it because it reminds me of California where I am from. I... Read More


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