Coast Guard Air Station & Sector Field Office Port Angeles
1 Ediz Hook Road, Port Angeles, WA 98362
In Port Angeles, the summers are short, comfortable, dry, and partly cloudy and the winters are long, very cold, wet, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 71°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 83°F.
The warm season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 24 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 66°F. The hottest day of the year is August 3, with an average high of 71°F and low of 53°F. The cool season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 14 to March 6, with an average daily high temperature below 50°F. The coldest day of the year is December 30, with an average low of 35°F and high of 45°F.
The wetter season lasts 6.6 months, from October 10 to April 28, with a greater than 35% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 61% on November 18. The drier season lasts 5.5 months, from April 28 to October 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 8% on August 1.
Cost of Living
The cost of living index in Port Angeles, WA is 105, which is 9% lower than the Washington average and 5% higher than the national average. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity, regardless of location, provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Port Angeles, WA are 5% higher than the average for Washington and 11% higher than the rest of the country.
Getting to Know the Area
Port Angeles is a city in Clallam County, Washington with a population of about 19,038. It is the largest city in the county. Ferry service across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is available on the MV Coho. Port Angeles features a long and narrow glacial morraine named Ediz Hook that projects north-easterly nearly three miles into the Strait. Ediz Hook creates a large, natural deep-water harbor shielded from the storms and swells that move predominantly eastward down the Strait from the Pacific Ocean. The area is located in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, which means it gets significantly less rain than other parts of western Washington. Port Angeles is also the location of the headquarters of Olympic National Park, which encompasses most of the Olympic Mountains.
The Port Angeles area and Olympic Peninsula offer countless outdoor activities to enjoy. The Olympic National Park has nearly 1 million acres for year-round exploring, plus dozens of more outdoor adventures outside of the park. It is one of the nation’s most diverse National Parks and the only World Heritage Site in the Northwest. You can paddle, scuba, standup paddleboard, surf, kayak and more at the Strait of Juan de Fuca, on the Elwha River, or at one of the nearby mountain lakes like Lake Crescent. In the winter months, explore all the activities available in the higher elevations at Hurricane Ridge, or enjoy a snow-free time in and around town because you can hike, bike and beachcomb all year long.
For more information about Port Angeles, visit https://www.visitportangeles.com/.