Yakima, Washington 

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Climate in Yakima, Washington

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

Yakima averages 18 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 199 sunny days per year in Yakima. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Yakima gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 73 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 24
Rain: averages 9 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 18 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Yakima is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Washington.

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

Climate Averages
  Yakima, WashingtonUnited States
  8.5 in.38.1 in.
  18.0 in.27.8 in.
  73.2 days106.2 days
  199 days205 days
  88.1°85.8°
  24.4°21.7°
  7.47
  2.64.3
  1070 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 Yakima with an average high temperature of 88.1°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Washington. In Yakima, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Yakima are September, June and May.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Yakima with an average of 23.1°. This is colder than most places in Washington.


In Yakima, there are 28.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Washington.


In Yakima, there are 125.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Washington.


In Yakima, 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 Yakima with 1.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is July 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 8.5 inches in Yakima means that it is one of the driest places in Washington.


December is the rainiest month in Yakima with 10.8 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 2.1 rainy days. There are 73.2 rainy days annually in Yakima, which is one of the least rainy places in Washington. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 37% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 13% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 18.0 inches in Yakima means that it is snowier than most places in Washington. December is the snowiest month in Yakima with 8.0 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Yakima    11 Reviews
    Possible Relocation - 6/10/2016
    I may be relocating to Yakima, WA for a professional position at a local university. I have never lived in this part of the country as I am from the East Coast. I have... Read More

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    High Desert of Yakima Valley - 3/26/2013
    Yakima is situated in the high desert, eastern elevations of the Cascade Mountain Range. Coming from the humid, eastern parts of the country, I was amazed at how... Read More

    Baddddd - 8/28/2011
    Yakima or otherwise crackima, bad place nothing to do and you know what it has a odor of meth in the outside air violence everywhare, law is not right, drinking... Read More


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