Average Rainfall in Forks, Washington 1907-Present

Giant HemlockMany folks plan a vacation in the Olympics between mid-July and mid-August, presumably to optimize their chances of not getting rained on, among a variety of other reasons. While it is widely known that the western slopes of the Olympic Mountains receive a great deal of rain, it is far less well-known that for 6 months of the year (April through September) we receive an average of less than 26″ of total rainfall (unbelievers please check the unfaked table below). Hence, if you have the flexibility to travel at off-peak times, try us out in the spring and fall. You’ll be rewarded with mostly excellent weather, the same extravagantly green rainforest, craggy wilderness beaches, and no crowds.

Outside Magazine is known for its “attitude”. Here’s a quote I like from their National Parks Companion …”People actually steer clear of Olympic National Park because they fear being rained upon. Pity the fools.”…

JAN FEB MAR
17.4″ 14.1″ 12.8″
APR
8.6″
MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT
5.3″ 3.5″ 2.2″ 2.4″ 4.8″
OCT
11.8″
NOV DEC
16.1″ 18.6″
YEARLY
117.1″

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