Orondo, Washington

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Orondo is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Washington, United States. It is part of the WenatcheeEast Wenatchee Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population of the area although not a CDP is about 500.

Orondo was named after a mythical Great Lakes Indian and was first settled in the 1880s by J.B. Smith.[1]

Orondo is a growing river home community. For years the area served fruit growers with such crops as apples, cherries, pears, and peaches. The area is growing quickly with the influx of retired couples and those looking for a vacation home along the banks of the Columbia River. With warm summers and relatively cheap utility rates have made Orondo an attractive home.

Orondo supports one gas station/store, a Subway restaurant, U.S. Post Office, latte stands and a multitude of fruit stands along U.S. Highway 2. Desert Canyon Golf course is also located in Orondo and features a restaurant and accommodations.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Orondo, Washington
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 55
(13)
62
(17)
76
(24)
82
(28)
97
(36)
102
(39)
107
(42)
103
(39)
100
(38)
87
(31)
70
(21)
60
(16)
107
(42)
Average high °F (°C) 35
(2)
42
(6)
54
(12)
63
(17)
71
(22)
78
(26)
86
(30)
87
(31)
78
(26)
63
(17)
45
(7)
34
(1)
61.3
(16.4)
Average low °F (°C) 22
(−6)
25
(−4)
31
(−1)
36
(2)
42
(6)
48
(9)
53
(12)
53
(12)
46
(8)
37
(3)
29
(−2)
21
(−6)
36.9
(2.8)
Record low °F (°C) −13
(−25)
−9
(−23)
14
(−10)
26
(−3)
30
(−1)
33
(1)
42
(6)
37
(3)
27
(−3)
11
(−12)
2
(−17)
−16
(−27)
−16
(−27)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.82
(46.2)
1.37
(34.8)
1.10
(27.9)
0.68
(17.3)
0.90
(22.9)
0.83
(21.1)
0.32
(8.1)
0.26
(6.6)
0.41
(10.4)
0.96
(24.4)
2.14
(54.4)
2.39
(60.7)
13.18
(334.8)
Source: [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6. 
  2. ^ "weather.com". Retrieved November 15, 2011. 

Coordinates: 47°37′33″N 120°13′31″W / 47.62583°N 120.22528°W / 47.62583; -120.22528