Yakima County lies within the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountain Range, making the total amount of precipitation within the region relatively low. The climate includes, dry hot summers, and winters that are cool with light snowfall. The maritime influence is strongest in the winter when the prevailing westerlies are stronger and steadier. The modifying influence of the Pacific Ocean is less evident in summer.
Elevation: 1,068 feet above sea level
Sunshine: 270+ days
Rain: 7-10 inches (includes snowfall)
Snow: 14-25 inches
Temperature Range: Highs 37Fº to 90Fº / Lows 20Fº to 58Fº
The region enjoys four separate and distinct seasons. Sunshine is the norm as Yakima County gets over 270 blue sky days per year. Average precipitation is eight inches a year, almost half of which occurs as snowfall in the months of November, December, and January. The average winter temperature is 37o, spring 63o, summer 88o, and fall 64o. Annual snowfall averages 20 to 25 inches. The average growing season is 195 days. This perfect weather makes Yakima a leader in agricultural products, wine production, outdoor recreation, and tourism.
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