What is Winter REALLY Like in Spokane?

This is probably the most frequently asked question (after ‘moving to Spokane‘) on various forums, and Everyday Spokane has already received a few times via email!

According to KREM2 News, a local news station here in Spokane, average snowfall in Spokane is around 44 inches annually and typically falls over 34 days. That’s a little less than 4 feet!

Let’s start with the basics:

Snow typically arrives in Spokane in November, but it’s not unheard of to have a light dusting of snow in Spokane in October. Don’t worry, it melts!

• December: highs around 32 degrees, lows around 23 • January: highs around 34 degrees, lows around 25 degrees • February: highs around 40 degrees, lows around 26 degrees

Even though we tend to hibernate a little more in Spokane in the winter, there is still plenty to do! Some notable winter activities around Spokane include: skiing and snowboarding, visiting local museums, or ice skating downtown!

Must-Haves for Surviving Winter in Spokane

You can (and should!) keep one at home, one in your car, and get one specifically for your pets.

Emergency Kit for the Winter

Heavy winds + snow + trees around Spokane usually conspire to take out power throughout Spokane, at least once during the winter.


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