13th Coast Guard District Seattle
Jackson Federal Building, 915 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98174
In Seattle, the summers are short, warm, dry, and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, wet, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 37°F to 79°F and is rarely below 28°F or above 88°F.
The warm season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 21 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 72°F. The hottest day of the year is August 1, with an average high of 79°F and low of 59°F. The cool season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 12 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 53°F. The coldest day of the year is December 23, with an average low of 37°F and high of 46°F.
The wetter season lasts 6.6 months, from October 10 to April 30, with a greater than 33% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 57% on November 18. The drier season lasts 5.4 months, from April 30 to October 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 8% on August 5.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living index in Seattle, WA is 159, which is 38% higher than the Washington average and 59% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Seattle, WA are 27% higher than the Washington average and 35% higher than the national average.
Getting to Know the Area
The Coast Guard District 13 headquarters is located in Seattle, WA, a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest surrounded by water, mountains, and evergreen forests. The area contains thousands of acres of parkland. Seattle is Washington State’s largest city and it is home to a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. The futuristic Space Needle, a 1962 World’s Fair legacy, is its most iconic landmark.
The metropolitan area offers endless opportunities for shopping, site-seeing, arts and cultural experiences, fun, and entertainment. Seattle also has an excellent transportation system which makes it easy to travel around the city. Options include the Link Light Rail, Bus Metro Transit, Streetcars, Monorail, and taxis.
Because of Seattle’s close proximity to water, mountains, and forests, residents have access to amazing outdoor adventures and activities, such as hiking, whale watching, paddle boarding, swimming, fishing, white water rafting, and skiing. For more information about things to do in Seattle, visit https://www.visitseattle.org/things-to-do/.