Zip 95540 (Fortuna, CA) 

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Climate in Zip 95540 (Fortuna, CA)

Fortuna (zip 95540), California gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Fortuna (zip 95540) averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 177 sunny days per year in Fortuna (zip 95540). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fortuna (zip 95540) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 123 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 69 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 41
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 95540 zip code is 7.8 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in California.

7.8 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in the 95540 zip code, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Fortuna, CaliforniaUnited States
  48.6 in.38.1 in.
  0.6 in.27.8 in.
  122.8 days106.2 days
  177 days205 days
  69.3°85.8°
  41.0°21.7°
  7.87
  54.3
  178 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 95540 zip code with an average high temperature of 70.0°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in California. In the 95540 zip code, there are 1 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 95540 zip code are August, September and July.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 95540 zip code with an average of 40.4°. This is warmer than most places in California.


In the 95540 zip code, there are 0.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in California.


In the 95540 zip code, there are 8.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.


In the 95540 zip code, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in California.


December is the wettest month in the 95540 zip code with 10.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 52% of yearly precipitation and 2% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.6 inches in the 95540 zip code means that it is one of the wettest places in California.


December is the rainiest month in the 95540 zip code with 16.9 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 2.3 rainy days. There are 122.8 rainy days annually in the 95540 zip code, which is one of the rainiest places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 39% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 8% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 0.6 inches in the 95540 zip code means that it is snowier than most places in California. February is the snowiest month in the 95540 zip code with 0.3 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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