Zip 98501 (Olympia, WA) 

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Weather in Zip 98501 (Olympia, WA)

The most pleasant months of the year for the 98501 zip code are July, August and September. In the 98501 zip code, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. August is the hottest month for the 98501 zip code with an average high temperature of 78.4°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Washington. February is the snowiest month in the 98501 zip code with 2.3 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant.


Today's Weather - Olympia, WA

2 PM PST

Sunny

66°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
This AfternoonSunny69° / 45°WSW 1 mph
TuesdaySunny77° / 51°NNE 5 mph
WednesdaySlight Chance Light Rain71° / 49°NE 1 to 6 mph
ThursdayPatchy Fog then Mostly Sunny72° / 48°NNE 3 to 7 mph
FridaySunny77° / 48°NNE 5 mph
SaturdaySunny74° / 49°N 3 mph
SundaySlight Chance Light Rain then Mostly Sunny70° / 48°NE 1 to 7 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 78 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 34
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Olympia (zip 98501) area is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Washington.

7.1 / 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
January46° 34°
February50° 34°
March55° 36°
April60° 39°
May67° 44°
June72° 49°
July78° 52°
August78° 52°
September73° 47°
October61° 42°
November51° 37°
December45° 33°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Olympia
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January011211
February012171
March09190
April04160
May00130
June10100
July3050
August2050
September1080
October02150
November08210
December013211

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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