Spokane-Spokane Valley Metro Area, Washington 

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Climate in Spokane-Spokane Valley Metro Area, Washington

Spokane-Spokane Valley Metro Area, Washington gets 20 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Spokane-Spokane Valley Metro Area averages 44 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 176 sunny days per year in Spokane-Spokane Valley Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Spokane-Spokane Valley Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 111 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 23
Rain: averages 20 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 44 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Spokane-Spokane Valley metro area is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Washington.

6.7 / 10
July, August and September are the most pleasant months in the Spokane-Spokane Valley metro area, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Spokane-Spokane Valley, WashingtonUnited States
  19.6 in.38.1 in.
  44.3 in.27.8 in.
  111.0 days106.2 days
  176 days205 days
  83.8°85.8°
  22.7°21.7°
  6.77
  3.14.3
  2384 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 the Spokane-Spokane Valley metro area with an average high temperature of 83.9°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Washington. In the Spokane-Spokane Valley metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Spokane-Spokane Valley metro area are June, September and July.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Spokane-Spokane Valley metro area with an average of 21.1°. This is one of the coldest places in Washington.


In the Spokane-Spokane Valley metro area, there are 18.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Washington.


In the Spokane-Spokane Valley metro area, there are 147.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Washington.


In the Spokane-Spokane Valley metro area, there are 3.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Washington.


December is the wettest month in the Spokane-Spokane Valley metro area with 2.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 33% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 19.6 inches in the Spokane-Spokane Valley metro area means that it is drier than most places in Washington.


November is the rainiest month in the Spokane-Spokane Valley metro area with 13.3 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 4.1 rainy days. There are 111.0 rainy days annually in the Spokane-Spokane Valley metro area, which is less rainy than most places in Washington. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 44.3 inches in the Spokane-Spokane Valley metro area means that it is one of the snowiest places in Washington. December is the snowiest month in the Spokane-Spokane Valley metro area with 15.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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