Clearwater, Washington

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Clearwater is an unincorporated community in western Jefferson County, Washington, United States.[1] Clearwater is located along the Clearwater River and is a primarily timberlands with limited private ownership. The community is just outside the boundaries of the Quinault Indian Reservation.

A post office called Clearwater was established in 1895, and remained in operation until 1966.[2] The community takes its name from the nearby Clearwater River.[3]

Climate[edit]

The strong influence of the Pacific give Clearwater heavy year-round precipitation and an Oceanic climate (Cfb), according to the Köppen climate classification system.

Climate data for Clearwater
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 65
(18)
76
(24)
79
(26)
87
(31)
96
(36)
102
(39)
100
(38)
98
(37)
96
(36)
85
(29)
76
(24)
61
(16)
102
(39)
Average high °F (°C) 45.3
(7.4)
49.4
(9.7)
52.5
(11.4)
57.1
(13.9)
62
(17)
65.7
(18.7)
70.1
(21.2)
70.6
(21.4)
68.5
(20.3)
60.2
(15.7)
51.2
(10.7)
45.9
(7.7)
58.2
(14.6)
Average low °F (°C) 33.9
(1.1)
34.5
(1.4)
35.5
(1.9)
38
(3)
42.1
(5.6)
46.3
(7.9)
49.2
(9.6)
49.2
(9.6)
46.1
(7.8)
42.1
(5.6)
37.9
(3.3)
35.1
(1.7)
40.8
(4.9)
Record low °F (°C) −8
(−22)
−1
(−18)
15
(−9)
25
(−4)
26
(−3)
31
(−1)
24
(−4)
30
(−1)
27
(−3)
22
(−6)
10
(−12)
4
(−16)
−8
(−22)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 16.78
(426)
13.09
(332)
12.7
(320)
8.81
(224)
5.44
(138)
3.74
(95)
2.36
(60)
2.81
(71)
5.45
(138)
11.23
(285)
17.15
(436)
16.95
(431)
116.51
(2,959)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 3.6
(9.1)
1.6
(4.1)
1.4
(3.6)
0.1
(0.25)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.25)
1.1
(2.8)
7.9
(20)
Average precipitation days 23 19 21 17 14 12 8 8 11 17 22 23 195
Source: [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clearwater". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  3. ^ Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 50.
  4. ^ "CLEARWATER, WASHINGTON (451496)". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved November 16, 2015.

Coordinates: 47°34′40″N 124°17′35″W / 47.57778°N 124.29305°W / 47.57778; -124.29305