Coast Guard Station Neah Bay
31 Coast Guard Dr, Neah Bay, Washington 98357
In the Coast Guard Station Neah Bay community, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, wet, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 70°F and is rarely below 25°F or above 82°F.
The warm season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 25 to September 26, with an average daily high temperature above 65°F. The hottest day of the year is August 2, with an average high of 70°F and low of 52°F. The cool season lasts for 3.4 months, from November 16 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 50°F. The coldest day of the year is December 23, with an average low of 35°F and high of 45°F.
The wetter season lasts 6.7 months, from October 7 to April 29, with a greater than 38% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 67% on November 17. The drier season lasts 5.3 months, from April 29 to October 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 9% on August 1.
Cost of Living
In the Coast Guard Station Neah Bay community, WA, the overall cost of living index is 94, which is 21% lower than the Washington average and 6% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of the Neah Bay and surrounding communities, the city’s goods and services are 9% lower than the Washington average and 3% lower than the U.S. average.
Getting to Know the Area
The Coast Guard Station Neah Bay community is in Neah Bay, Washington. Neah Bay is an area on the Makah Reservation in Clallam County, Washington. The population is approximately 865 and it is across the Canada–US border from British Columbia. The surrounding area is very remote and offers few amenities. Nearby cities include Forks and Port Angeles, each a little over an hours drive from Neah Bay.
During the summer, Neah Bay is a popular fishing area for sports fishermen. Any visitor to the Makah land must buy a recreational permit for ten dollars. Neah Bay is mostly known for the best halibut fishing in the lower 48 states and the season generally lasts a handful of days in May and June. Popular spots for halibut include “The Garbage Dump”, located just inside the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Swiftsure Bank — a few miles out into the open ocean.
There are many beautiful parks and forests to explore. Olympic National Park features glacier-studded peaks and the moss-covered Hoh Rain Forest. To the West lies rugged Rialto Beach, known for its rock formations. Bogachiel State Park is a public recreation area covering 127 acres on the Bogachiel River four miles south of the city of Forks.
For more information, visit http://www.clallam.net/.