Washington has five regions referred to as the
Eastern portion, Cascade Range, Puget Sound, Olympic Peninsula, and the
Southwestern portion, each having varied climates in it region. The west is
generally wetter and colder, and the east enjoys more sunshine and less rain.
The yearly temperature average of 58 degrees and the average rainfall is about
52.09 inches. And each regions has it only average rainfall for the
Typical summer afternoon temperatures range in the 70s and low 80s
with average winter temperatures in the 40s. Summer afternoon winds
range from 0 to 15 miles per hour, creating ideal sailing and boating
Seventy-five percent of our rainfall falls from October through
March. July is the driest month and December is the
wettest. Snowfall is variable and generally melts before it
accumulates, except in the mountains where excellent skiing conditions
prevail. The altitude ranges from sea level to 14,410 feet at the
summit of Mt. Rainier.