Skagit County, Washington 

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Climate in Skagit County, Washington

Skagit County, Washington gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Skagit County averages 12 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 159 sunny days per year in Skagit County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Skagit County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 168 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 74 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 35
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 12 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.1 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Skagit County, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Skagit, WashingtonUnited States
  46.6 in.38.1 in.
  12.0 in.27.8 in.
  167.9 days106.2 days
  159 days205 days
  73.7°85.8°
  34.7°21.7°
  7.17
  2.64.3
  2398 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 Skagit County with an average high temperature of 74.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Washington. In Skagit County, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Skagit County are August, July and September.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Skagit County with an average of 33.9°. This is warmer than most places in Washington.


In Skagit County, there are 1.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Washington.


In Skagit County, there are 43.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Washington.


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


November is the wettest month in Skagit County with 7.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 1.3 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 34% of yearly precipitation and 11% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 46.6 inches in Skagit County means that it is wetter than most places in Washington.


November is the rainiest month in Skagit County with 20.2 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 5.8 rainy days. There are 167.9 rainy days annually in Skagit County, which is rainier than most places in Washington. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 14% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 12.0 inches in Skagit County means that it is snowier than most places in Washington. December is the snowiest month in Skagit County with 4.3 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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