Zip 98946 (Thorp, WA) 

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Climate in Zip 98946 (Thorp, WA)

Thorp (zip 98946), Washington gets 81 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Thorp (zip 98946) averages 21 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 201 sunny days per year in Thorp (zip 98946). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Thorp (zip 98946) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 188 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 67 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 24
Rain: averages 81 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 21 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 98946 zip code is 5.7 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Washington.

8.3 / 3.2

Summer   /   Winter
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in the 98946 zip code, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Thorp, WashingtonUnited States
  81.2 in.38.1 in.
  21.1 in.27.8 in.
  187.5 days106.2 days
  201 days205 days
  67.3°85.8°
  23.7°21.7°
  5.77
  2.74.3
  4463 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 98946 zip code with an average high temperature of 67.9°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Washington. In the 98946 zip code, there are 0 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 98946 zip code are August, July and September.


In the 98946 zip code, there are 0.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Washington.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 98946 zip code with an average of 21.9°. This is colder than most places in Washington.


In the 98946 zip code, there are 165.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Washington.


In the 98946 zip code, there are 0.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Washington.


Humidity is low in the 98946 zip code, and some people might find the dryness to be uncomfortable. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year. A very dry climate can lead to cracked, itchy skin and dry eyes.


November is the wettest month in the 98946 zip code with 14.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 1.5 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 38% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 81.2 inches in the 98946 zip code means that it is one of the wettest places in Washington.


November is the rainiest month in the 98946 zip code with 21.0 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 6.9 rainy days. There are 187.5 rainy days annually in the 98946 zip code, which is one of the rainiest places in Washington. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 21.1 inches in the 98946 zip code means that it is snowier than most places in Washington. December is the snowiest month in the 98946 zip code with 7.5 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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