Sequim weather is quite popular as moderate, sunny, and Sequim has been written about in magazines around the country for its sunny climate, and what many call the “blue hole” in the sky or the rain shadow. I’ve lived in Sequim weather since 1994, and I can testify that it is sunny and our rainfall is one-third of Seattle’s precipitation.
Sequim Weather is Sunny
Sequim weather in the winter is mild. As you can see in this graphic above, on November 5th it is 49 degrees on a cloudy day. Yes, despite the reality that Sequim is a sunny community under the blue hole in the sky, we do still get cloudy or overcast days, and believe it or not, it has actually rained here! We just got through several days of rain.
Sequim Weather is Moderate
Clients from California and some very hot climates (and colder as in Montana and Alaska) often ask me what winters are like in Sequim and do we get snow. The answer is that we do get snow, but winters are not the same every year. I recall at least one winter and probably several in which we had no snow at all. Most winters we do get some snow, but it melts off after one or two days, although we’ve had winters where it lasted for a week or two and then melted away.
We also had a freak winter snow storm about 10 or 12 years ago that dropped several feet of snow on Sequim and shut down all the roads. It apparently had never happened in recorded history, but it only points out that I can’t tell you exactly what this winter will be like. It might snow a little and immediately melt off. It might not snow at all in Sequim proper.
It does snow in the Olympic mountains, so if you buy a home way up Blue Mountain Road or Palo Alto Road or Black Diamond, you will see snow more than the rest of us. Hurricane Ridge is a popular winter playground for those who want to go play in the snow. That’s in the mountains above Port Angeles.
Our typical Sequim winter has many days that are in the 50’s, and at night last winter it dropped down in the coldest nights into the low 40’s and even bounced off freezing a few times but didn’t stay there long enough to freeze anything in my yard.
The Sequim weather is one of the major reasons so many retirees move here. It is considered by many of us to be the ideal climate year round. Sequim weather is mild and quite pleasant.
Last Updated on September 4, 2011 by Chuck Marunde
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