Headquarters, Idaho

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Headquarters, Idaho
Unincorporated community
Headquarters, Idaho is located in Idaho
Headquarters, Idaho
Headquarters, Idaho
Headquarters, Idaho is located in the US
Headquarters, Idaho
Headquarters, Idaho
Coordinates: 46°37′48″N 115°48′34″W / 46.63000°N 115.80944°W / 46.63000; -115.80944Coordinates: 46°37′48″N 115°48′34″W / 46.63000°N 115.80944°W / 46.63000; -115.80944
Country United States
State Idaho
County Clearwater
Elevation 3,159 ft (963 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 208
GNIS feature ID 396638[1]

Headquarters is an unincorporated community in Clearwater County, Idaho, United States. Headquarters is located on State Highway 11, 10 miles (16 km) north of Pierce. A company town of Potlatch Corp., it was originally established as a fire protection station in 1906.[2] Headquarters was the northeastern terminus of the Camas Prairie Railroad.

The closure of lumber mills in the area in the 1980s and 1990s eliminated many jobs and severely impacted its population.[3][4][5]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen climate classification system, Grangeville qualifies as having an warm-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen Csb). However, its cold winters nearly classify it as having a dry-summer humid continental climate (Köppen Dsb).

Climate data for Headquarters (1959-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 55
(13)
64
(18)
72
(22)
88
(31)
97
(36)
97
(36)
102
(39)
108
(42)
99
(37)
85
(29)
69
(21)
55
(13)
108
(42)
Average high °F (°C) 35
(2)
39.9
(4.4)
45.2
(7.3)
53.1
(11.7)
62.8
(17.1)
70.9
(21.6)
80.8
(27.1)
80.6
(27)
70.4
(21.3)
57
(14)
42.6
(5.9)
34.3
(1.3)
56.1
(13.4)
Average low °F (°C) 18.8
(−7.3)
19.6
(−6.9)
23.3
(−4.8)
28.7
(−1.8)
34.9
(1.6)
42
(6)
45.1
(7.3)
43.4
(6.3)
36.5
(2.5)
29.9
(−1.2)
25.2
(−3.8)
19.3
(−7.1)
30.6
(−0.8)
Record low °F (°C) −27
(−33)
−24
(−31)
−11
(−24)
4
(−16)
19
(−7)
25
(−4)
26
(−3)
28
(−2)
18
(−8)
1
(−17)
−5
(−21)
−28
(−33)
−28
(−33)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 5.41
(137.4)
3.79
(96.3)
3.94
(100.1)
3.26
(82.8)
3.26
(82.8)
2.53
(64.3)
1.06
(26.9)
1.24
(31.5)
1.69
(42.9)
3
(80)
5.15
(130.8)
5.4
(137)
39.74
(1,009.4)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 29.9
(75.9)
15.9
(40.4)
13
(33)
4
(10)
0.4
(1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.6
(1.5)
14.1
(35.8)
28.6
(72.6)
106.5
(270.5)
Average precipitation days 17 14 15 14 13 11 5 5 7 10 16 17 144
Source: WRCC[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Headquarters, Idaho
  2. ^ "Company town began as fire headquarters". Lewiston Morning Tribune. October 6, 1955. p. 6. 
  3. ^ Ripley, Richard (August 25, 1985). "Logging town's existence threatened". Spokesman-Review. p. B1. 
  4. ^ Viden, Paul (February 25, 1992). "Potlatch saves 59 logging jobs". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. p. 12A. 
  5. ^ Free, Cathy (May 27, 1992). "It's hard to go after the good life in Idaho logging town". Spokesman-Review. p. B1. 
  6. ^ "HEADQUARTERS, ID (104150)". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved November 26, 2015.