Zip 97230 (Portland, OR) 

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Climate in Zip 97230 (Portland, OR)

Portland (zip 97230), Oregon gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Portland (zip 97230) averages 3 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 97230). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Portland (zip 97230) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 157 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 36
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 3 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 97230 zip code is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Oregon.

7.5 / 10
July, August and September are the most pleasant months in the 97230 zip code, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Portland, OregonUnited States
  44.4 in.38.1 in.
  2.5 in.27.8 in.
  156.5 days106.2 days
  142 days205 days
  80.6°85.8°
  35.7°21.7°
  7.57
  34.3
  244 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 97230 zip code with an average high temperature of 81.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Oregon. In the 97230 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 97230 zip code are July, September and August.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 97230 zip code with an average of 35.0°. This is warmer than most places in Oregon.


In the 97230 zip code, there are 12.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Oregon.


In the 97230 zip code, there are 27.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Oregon.


In the 97230 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 97230 zip code with 7.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 40% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.4 inches in the 97230 zip code means that it is wetter than most places in Oregon.


January is the rainiest month in the 97230 zip code with 19.2 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 3.6 rainy days. There are 156.5 rainy days annually in the 97230 zip code, which is rainier than most places in Oregon. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 34% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 10% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 2.5 inches in the 97230 zip code means that it is less snowy than most places in Oregon. December is the snowiest month in the 97230 zip code with 1.0 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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