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Climate in Rockford, Washington

Rockford, Washington gets 18 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Rockford averages 40 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 174 sunny days per year in Rockford. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Rockford gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 111 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 24
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 40 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Rockford is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Washington.

6.7 / 10
July, August and September are the most pleasant months in Rockford, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Rockford, WashingtonUnited States
  17.7 in.38.1 in.
  40.3 in.27.8 in.
  111.2 days106.2 days
  174 days205 days
  82.9°85.8°
  24.0°21.7°
  6.77
  3.14.3
  2388 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 Rockford with an average high temperature of 83.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Washington. In Rockford, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Rockford are July, August and September.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Rockford with an average of 21.9°. This is colder than most places in Washington.


In Rockford, there are 16.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Washington.


In Rockford, there are 138.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Washington.


In Rockford, there are 2.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Washington.


December is the wettest month in Rockford with 2.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 33% of yearly precipitation and 14% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 17.7 inches in Rockford means that it is drier than most places in Washington.


November is the rainiest month in Rockford with 13.6 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 3.8 rainy days. There are 111.2 rainy days annually in Rockford, which is less rainy than most places in Washington. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 15% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 40.3 inches in Rockford means that it is snowier than most places in Washington. December is the snowiest month in Rockford with 13.7 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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