Zip 97202 (Portland, OR) 

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Climate in Zip 97202 (Portland, OR)

Portland (zip 97202), Oregon gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Portland (zip 97202) averages 2 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 142 sunny days per year in Portland (zip 97202). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Portland (zip 97202) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 147 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 38
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 97202 zip code is 7.6 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Oregon.

7.6 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in the 97202 zip code, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Portland, OregonUnited States
  42.4 in.38.1 in.
  2.2 in.27.8 in.
  147.4 days106.2 days
  142 days205 days
  81.0°85.8°
  38.0°21.7°
  7.67
  34.3
  200 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 97202 zip code with an average high temperature of 81.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Oregon. In the 97202 zip code, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 97202 zip code are September, July and August.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 97202 zip code with an average of 37.0°. This is warmer than most places in Oregon.


In the 97202 zip code, there are 12.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Oregon.


In the 97202 zip code, there are 17.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Oregon.


In the 97202 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 Oregon.


December is the wettest month in the 97202 zip code with 6.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 41% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.4 inches in the 97202 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Oregon.


November is the rainiest month in the 97202 zip code with 18.6 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 3.4 rainy days. There are 147.4 rainy days annually in the 97202 zip code, which is about average compared to other places in Oregon. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 35% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 11% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 2.2 inches in the 97202 zip code means that it is less snowy than most places in Oregon. December is the snowiest month in the 97202 zip code with 1.1 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Portland    3 Reviews
    What Crime! - 4/2/2009
    I have lived in the Sellwood-Moreland area (97202) for over 59 years. As compared to some other Zip Codes in Portland, our crime rate is almost null. I lived in three... Read More

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    "What do you do?" - 3/2/2009
    I grew up in Washington, D.C., where the above question, upon meeting someone, invariably meant one thing: "What do you do for work?" In Portland, that question opens a... Read More

    Lies, lies, lies - 4/9/2007
    I just have to reply to the comment below: "Portland does have a very damp climate, except during the summer. However, if you check the stats you'll see that Atlanta... Read More


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