Wenatchee, Washington 

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Climate in Wenatchee, Washington

Wenatchee, WA is located in a semi-arid climate zone, receiving an average of just over 10 inches of precipitation each year. Summers are generally hot and dry, with temperatures typically reaching the mid-90s in July and August. Winters are mild compared to other parts of the country, with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing overnight. Temperatures can vary drastically from day to night due to the region's varied topography. Despite having less rainfall than many areas throughout the United States, Wenatchee is a great place for outdoor activities like hiking and biking thanks to its sunny days and few rainy ones.

Wenatchee, Washington gets 9 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Wenatchee averages 27 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 200 sunny days per year in Wenatchee. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Wenatchee gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 71 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 9 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 27 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Wenatchee is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Washington.

9.2 / 4.6

Summer   /   Winter
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Wenatchee, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Wenatchee, WashingtonUnited States
  9.0 in.38.1 in.
  26.9 in.27.8 in.
  71.1 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  669 ft.2443 ft.


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 Wenatchee with an average high temperature of 88.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Washington. In Wenatchee, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Wenatchee are September, June and May.

In Wenatchee, there are 32.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Washington.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Wenatchee with an average of 23.8°. This is colder than most places in Washington.

In Wenatchee, there are 107.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Washington.

In Wenatchee, there are 1.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Washington.

Humidity is low in Wenatchee, and some people might find the dryness to be uncomfortable. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year. A very dry climate can lead to cracked, itchy skin and dry eyes.

December is the wettest month in Wenatchee with 1.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 0.2 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 43% of yearly precipitation and 12% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 9.0 inches in Wenatchee means that it is one of the driest places in Washington.

December is the rainiest month in Wenatchee with 10.5 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 2.1 rainy days. There are 71.1 rainy days annually in Wenatchee, which is one of the least rainy places in Washington. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 39% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 13% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 26.9 inches in Wenatchee means that it is snowier than most places in Washington. December is the snowiest month in Wenatchee with 11.0 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Wenatchee    9 Reviews
    Love this place!!! - 2/15/2017
    I grew up in Seattle and spend most of my life there. As much as I love the Seattle area I've always felt the need to leave my home town to explore new horizons.... Read More

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    cost of living - 8/13/2013
    As my main residence is in Oceanside Ca. I stay in E. Wenatchee 3 to 4 months a year (spring/summer) I can say that Wenatchee is an expensive place to live...yes more... Read More

    Mayberry in color! - 2/19/2010
    My wife and I visited Anaconda a few years ago and fell in love with the place! We were driving down the main thoroughfare and couldn't believe what we were seeing! Cars... Read More

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