Thurston County, Washington 

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Climate in Thurston County, Washington

Thurston County, Washington gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 136 sunny days per year in Thurston County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Thurston County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 165 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 77 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 35
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Thurston, WashingtonUnited States
  50.1 in.38.1 in.
  6.0 in.27.8 in.
  164.7 days106.2 days
  136 days205 days
  77.0°85.8°
  34.5°21.7°
  7.17
  2.64.3
  468 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 Thurston County with an average high temperature of 77.9°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Washington. In Thurston County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Thurston County are August, July and September.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Thurston County with an average of 33.4°. This is about average compared to other places in Washington.


In Thurston County, there are 5.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Washington.


In Thurston County, there are 55.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Washington.


In Thurston 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 Thurston County with 8.5 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 50.1 inches in Thurston County means that it is wetter than most places in Washington.


November is the rainiest month in Thurston County with 20.6 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 4.7 rainy days. There are 164.7 rainy days annually in Thurston County, 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 6.0 inches in Thurston County means that it is about average compared to other places in Washington. February is the snowiest month in Thurston County with 2.3 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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