Yelm, Washington 

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Climate in Yelm, Washington

Yelm, Washington gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Yelm averages 6 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 139 sunny days per year in Yelm. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Yelm gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 167 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 76 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 35
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Yelm is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Washington.

9.2 / 5.1

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

Climate Averages
  Yelm, WashingtonUnited States
  48.1 in.38.1 in.
  5.9 in.27.8 in.
  167.1 days106.2 days
  139 days205 days
  75.7°85.8°
  35.0°21.7°
  7.17
  2.64.3
  344 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 Yelm with an average high temperature of 76.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Washington. In Yelm, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Yelm are August, July and September.


In Yelm, there are 3.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Washington.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Yelm with an average of 33.8°. This is warmer than most places in Washington.


In Yelm, there are 46.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Washington.


In Yelm, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Washington.


Humidity in Yelm is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are August, July and September.


November is the wettest month in Yelm with 8.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 40% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.1 inches in Yelm means that it is wetter than most places in Washington.


November is the rainiest month in Yelm with 20.5 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 4.8 rainy days. There are 167.1 rainy days annually in Yelm, which is rainier than most places in Washington. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 34% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 11% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 5.9 inches in Yelm means that it is about average compared to other places in Washington. February is the snowiest month in Yelm with 1.9 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Yelm    2 Reviews
    Quality of Life - 12/13/2009
    Yelm is a very nice city to live in. Small enough to have that small town flavor but big enough not to be cramped. Has access to pretty much everywhere you want to go.... Read More

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    Yelm is our little known secret, don't tell anyone - 4/4/2009
    I've lived in Yelm 2 years now and LOVE IT! We moved here to get away of the crazyness and extreamly crampedness of the "suburbia"of Puyallup which is just outside of... Read More


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