Zip 98516 (Olympia, WA) 

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Climate in Zip 98516 (Olympia, WA)

Olympia (zip 98516), Washington gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Olympia (zip 98516) averages 5 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 Olympia (zip 98516). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Olympia (zip 98516) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 160 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 76 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 36
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 5 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 98516 zip code is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Washington.

7.2 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in the 98516 zip code, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Olympia, WashingtonUnited States
  48.1 in.38.1 in.
  5.4 in.27.8 in.
  159.8 days106.2 days
  136 days205 days
  76.1°85.8°
  35.5°21.7°
  7.27
  2.64.3
  211 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 98516 zip code with an average high temperature of 76.5°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Washington. In the 98516 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 98516 zip code are August, July and September.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 98516 zip code with an average of 34.5°. This is warmer than most places in Washington.


In the 98516 zip code, there are 3.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Washington.


In the 98516 zip code, there are 41.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Washington.


In the 98516 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 Washington.


November is the wettest month in the 98516 zip code with 8.1 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 48.1 inches in the 98516 zip code means that it is wetter than most places in Washington.


November is the rainiest month in the 98516 zip code with 20.1 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 4.3 rainy days. There are 159.8 rainy days annually in the 98516 zip code, which is about average compared to other places in Washington. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 34% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 12% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 5.4 inches in the 98516 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Washington. February is the snowiest month in the 98516 zip code with 2.1 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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