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What part of Washington is the driest?

What part of Washington is the driest?

Hear this out loudPauseIn western Washington, the driest location is the rainshadow of the Olympics, where some locations, such as Sequim, enjoy 15-17 inches of precipitation per year. But if you are looking for REALLY dry conditions, you must head to southeastern Washington, where less than ten inches a year reaches the rain gauge.

Where in Washington does it not rain a lot?

Hear this out loudPauseIn Washington State, the most sun and least rain would be the Columbia Basin, or in other words, The Tri-Cities. However, there is a chance of snow, though major accumulations are rare. And it isn’t the mildest area in the winter, colder than W. Wash., but the warmest east of the Cascades.

What city in Washington does not snow?

Hear this out loudPauseTri-Cities, (Kennewick, Richland, Pasco), in the South central part of the state. Not much snow, low cost of living. Also one of the fastest growing areas of WA state.

Where is the driest place in Western Washington?

Western Washington’s Driest Zone: the Sequim Rain Shadow. Sequim is a dry little town, in fact, the driest place in all of Western Washington, with a bare 16 inches of rainfall per year, only half of what the Seattle/Tacoma area receives, and less than a third of the massive amounts that drench the South Sound around Olympia.

Where is the hottest place in Washington State?

Desert Aire has some of the hottest temperatures in Washington during the summer and is one of the driest places in the state, being located in the rain shadow of both the Cascades and the Umtanums.

Which is the wettest season in Washington State?

The wettest season is Spring with 38% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. Washington’s average annual rainfall of 37.6 inches indicates that it is drier than most states in the United States.

Where are the cloudiest places in Washington State?

The other two-thirds comprise central and eastern Washington, where places such as Yakima, the Tri-Cities, Walla Walla and Spokane see far less precipitation and fewer cloudy days.