Wellpinit, Washington

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Wellpinit, Washington
Wellpinit, Washington is located in Washington (state)
Wellpinit, Washington
Wellpinit, Washington
Coordinates: 47°53′17″N 117°59′17″W / 47.88806°N 117.98806°W / 47.88806; -117.98806Coordinates: 47°53′17″N 117°59′17″W / 47.88806°N 117.98806°W / 47.88806; -117.98806
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountyStevens
Elevation
2,411 ft (735 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)509
GNIS feature ID1512786[1]

Wellpinit is an unincorporated community in Stevens County, Washington, United States. Wellpinit has a post office with ZIP code 99040.[2] It is the setting of the young adult novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. The population of the ZIP Code Tabulation Area for 99040 was 930 at the 2000 census.[3]

The community is located on the Spokane Indian Reservation.

Notable residents[edit]

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Wellpinit has a dry-summer humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dsb" on climate maps.

Climate data for Wellpinit
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 56
(13)
64
(18)
72
(22)
88
(31)
98
(37)
98
(37)
104
(40)
105
(41)
104
(40)
84
(29)
65
(18)
53
(12)
105
(41)
Average high °F (°C) 31.9
(−0.1)
38.4
(3.6)
48.1
(8.9)
57.9
(14.4)
66.5
(19.2)
75
(24)
84.4
(29.1)
84
(29)
73.2
(22.9)
58.6
(14.8)
41
(5)
31.8
(−0.1)
57.6
(14.2)
Average low °F (°C) 19.7
(−6.8)
23.9
(−4.5)
28.9
(−1.7)
34.7
(1.5)
41.1
(5.1)
47.8
(8.8)
52.7
(11.5)
51.8
(11.0)
44.2
(6.8)
35.4
(1.9)
28.2
(−2.1)
21.8
(−5.7)
35.8
(2.1)
Record low °F (°C) −22
(−30)
−25
(−32)
2
(−17)
15
(−9)
20
(−7)
23
(−5)
29
(−2)
24
(−4)
20
(−7)
7
(−14)
0
(−18)
−29
(−34)
−29
(−34)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.2
(56)
1.69
(43)
1.65
(42)
1.44
(37)
1.65
(42)
1.4
(36)
0.65
(17)
0.7
(18)
0.98
(25)
1.45
(37)
2.49
(63)
2.66
(68)
18.95
(481)
Average precipitation days 9 7 7 6 7 6 3 3 4 6 9 10 77
Source: [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wellpinit, Washington
  2. ^ cnty=cnty&zip=99040&Go=Go ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "WELLPINIT, WASHINGTON (459058)". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved November 18, 2015.