Pierce County, Washington 

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Weather in Pierce County, Washington

The most pleasant months of the year for Pierce County are August, July and September. In Pierce County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. August is the hottest month for Pierce County with an average high temperature of 76.8°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Washington. December is the snowiest month in Pierce County with 1.6 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant.


Today's Weather - Pierce, WA

12 AM PST

Chance Rain Showers

46°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
OvernightChance Rain Showers44° / 57°SSW 8 mph
Sunday NightChance Rain Showers44° / 58°SW 12 to 15 mph
Monday NightRain46° / 59°S 2 to 9 mph
Tuesday NightRain Showers51° / 68°SSW 3 to 8 mph
Wednesday NightChance Rain Showers49° / 66°SW 3 mph
Thursday NightChance Rain Showers48° / 62°W 5 mph
Friday NightChance Rain Showers45° / 61°WSW 5 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 77 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 36
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.3 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
HighLow
January47° 36°
February50° 35°
March54° 38°
April59° 41°
May65° 46°
June71° 50°
July77° 54°
August77° 54°
September71° 50°
October60° 44°
November51° 39°
December45° 34°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Pierce
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January09191
February08151
March05180
April02150
May00120
June00100
July1050
August1050
September0080
October01130
November05200
December010181

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.


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