Zip 98050 (Preston, WA) Climate


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98050 Preston, WA has an average temperature of 50°F and receives an annual precipitation of 38 inches of rain and 36 inches of snow. It has a long, mild spring season from March to June and a short summer season from July to August. The autumn season is cool with temperatures ranging from 41°F in September to 22°F in November. The winter season is long and cold with temperatures ranging from 18°F in December to 34°F in February. Winds average 5 mph throughout the year with occasional strong winds blowing up to 20 mph during the winter months.

Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 98050 zip code is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Washington.

9.3 Summer - 5.4 Winter
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in the 98050 zip code, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

  ClimatePreston, WashingtonUnited States
  47.4 in.38.1 in.
  4.8 in.27.8 in.
  164.0 days106.2 days
  140 days205 days
  76.4°85.8°
  36.2°21.7°
  7.37
  2.64.3
  124 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 98050 zip code with an average high temperature of 77.0°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Washington. In the 98050 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 98050 zip code are August, July and September.
In the 98050 zip code, there are 2.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Washington.
December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 98050 zip code with an average of 34.8°. This is warmer than most places in Washington.
In the 98050 zip code, there are 35.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Washington.
In the 98050 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.
Humidity in the 98050 zip code is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are August, July and September.
November is the wettest month in the 98050 zip code with 7.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 1.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 38% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.4 inches in the 98050 zip code means that it is wetter than most places in Washington.
November is the rainiest month in the 98050 zip code with 19.8 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 5.0 rainy days. There are 164.0 rainy days annually in the 98050 zip code, which is rainier than most places in Washington. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 13% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 4.8 inches in the 98050 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Washington. December is the snowiest month in the 98050 zip code with 2.0 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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