Washoe County, Nevada 

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Climate in Washoe County, Nevada

Washoe County, Nevada gets 11 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Washoe County averages 38 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 251 sunny days per year in Washoe County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Washoe County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 52 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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 23
Rain: averages 11 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 38 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Washoe County is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Nevada.

7.4 / 10
June, September and May are the most pleasant months in Washoe County, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Washoe, NevadaUnited States
  10.6 in.38.1 in.
  38.4 in.27.8 in.
  52.3 days106.2 days
  251 days205 days
  89.2°85.8°
  23.1°21.7°
  7.47
  5.14.3
  5367 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 Washoe County with an average high temperature of 89.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Nevada. In Washoe County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Washoe County are September, June and May.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Washoe County with an average of 23.0°. This is warmer than most places in Nevada.


In Washoe County, there are 37.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Nevada.


In Washoe County, there are 137.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Nevada.


In Washoe County, there are 1.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Nevada.


December is the wettest month in Washoe County with 1.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 42% of yearly precipitation and 11% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 10.6 inches in Washoe County means that it is wetter than most places in Nevada.


January is the rainiest month in Washoe County with 6.9 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 1.7 rainy days. There are 52.3 rainy days annually in Washoe County, which is rainier than most places in Nevada. 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 38.4 inches in Washoe County means that it is snowier than most places in Nevada. December is the snowiest month in Washoe County with 9.0 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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