Forks Weather 

Forks Weather: Live 36 hour weather forecast for Forks WA, plus average and seasonal rainfall totals and reasons for weather patterns in Forks Washington.

Forks is...typically rainy.

No surprise there - the town lives in a temperate rain forest. But while Forks WA receives an average of  99.54 inches (252.83 cm) of rain per year, the vast majority of those inches falls in autumn, winter, and springtime.

Check out the interesting Forks WA weather stats and records below.


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36-Hour Forks Washington Weather Forecast

Forks Weather Info and Stats

In Forks, moisture rolls in off the Pacific Ocean, passes over Forks and collects against the Olympic Mountain Range directly to the east of Forks WA.

There is SO MUCH moisture aloft that the entire region receives the overflow rainfall. The western slopes of the Olympic Mountains receive 140 - 170 inches (355.6 - 431.8 cm) per year, while the towns in the region still overflow with rainfall, from Aberdeen and Hoquiam in the southwest Olympic Peninsula to Neah Bay and Sekiu in the northwest Olympic Peninsula. This weather pattern results in a rain shadow effect on the leeward side of the Olympic mountains.

Forks Average Yearly Rainfall: 99.54 inches

Forks Average Yearly Rainfall per Season

  • Winter:    37.95 Inches
  • Spring:     23.79"
  • Summer: 7.97"
  • Fall:          29.83"

Forks Average Monthly Rainfall

The City of Forks does welcome you! This sign greets you at both ends of town.The City of Forks does welcome you! This sign greets you at both ends of town.
  • January: 14.61"
  • February: 10.35"
  • March: 10.83"
  • April: 7.85"
  • May: 5.11"
  • June: 3.50"
  • July: 1.98"
  • August: 2.49"
  • September: 3.82"
  • October: 10.49"
  • November: 15.52"
  • December: 12.99"

Visitors to Forks might like to bookmark this page and check the weather conditions as desired, and in preparation for your travels!

Local Weather Records*

  • Record maximum rainfall in a single year: 162.14" in 1997
  • Record maximum rainfall in a single month: 41.70" in January 1953
  • Yearly rainfall on the western slopes of the Olympic National Forest rain forests is 140 - 170 inches per year, or up to 14.5 feet of precipitation.
  • 2 months with ZERO rainfall: August 1916, July 1922

*(Peninsula Daily News Archives)
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