Coast Guard Station Quillayute River
350 Main St, La Push, WA, United States 98350
In Forks, 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
The cost of living index in Forks, WA is 94, which is 19% lower than the Washington average and 6% lower 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 Forks, WA are 9% lower than the average for Washington and 3% lower than the rest of the country.
Getting to Know the Area
Coast Guard Station Quillayute River is located on the Quileute Tribe’s reservation, and it is approximately 15 miles away from the town of Forks, WA. Port Angeles is approximately 78 miles from the station.
Forks is located on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, close to Olympic National Park’s Pacific Ocean beaches and the Hoh Rain Forest. Around the city, the Calawah, Sol Duc and Bogachiel rivers are known for their abundance of steelhead and salmon. Just east of Forks, sprawling Olympic National Park features glacier-studded peaks and to the west lies the rugged Rialto Beach, known for its rock formations.
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 Forks, visit http://forkswashington.org/.