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Old 01-19-2014, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Hi Everyone,

This is my first time posting a question on city-data. I am interested in possibly moving to Idaho Falls from Portland, Oregon and I'm wondering about how much sun Idaho Falls gets on average year round? I did a Google search and also searched this forum and didn't find any information that was very helpful about this. I appreciate any help you can give me!

Thanks, SunshineSeeker99
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:21 PM
 
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:25 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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go to the main site, not the forums, and do a search for Idaho Falls. Scroll down to the climate section. www.city-data.com
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:30 PM
 
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No, you don't need to go through all that.
Idaho Falls is moderately dry with some charasitically comparions for Pacific Northwest. Rainsfall/Snowfall is moderate, and extreme storms are rare. Here is the deal, most storms bypass E. Idaho, with the exceptions of orgininating in the SW, (Cal, NV). Most of these storms are warm, except for the short winter season from Dec Feb.
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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All of your responses together answered my question. Definitely more sun and drier than Portland but I think I need to go further south to get the kind of sun I'm looking for. Thanks for your assistance!
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Go to the top of this page and click on City-datat.com at the far right.
Scroll down until you find Idaho, click it and find Idaho Falls. The weather info is at the bottom of the page, and shows all averages.
The same procedure will show you Portland's averages.

Idaho Falls has a lot more sun year round than Portland, and much less rain. It's also colder, drier and windier in I.F.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:28 PM
 
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Please excuse my spelling in my earlier post. (Seahawk hangover)...

The sentence should read..."Idaho Falls is moderately dry, characteristic to the Pacific Northwest, with the region being generally drier than west of the Cascades." Sorry for the confusion. Winters tend to be short, but snowfall, like much of the Rockies, can sneak up and surprise you anytime from March through early June, and even early October. Not quite the extremes of Denver, but certainly changeable. The good news the late winter/early spring storms are usually short-lived.
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:49 PM
 
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Here is a good map I found on the interwebs...

You can see Eastern Idaho is pretty much in the middle.

United States Yearly [Annual] and Monthly Mean Number of Cloudy Days Sunrise to Sunset
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:56 PM
 
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Here is a good map I found on the interwebs...

You can see Eastern Idaho is pretty much in the middle.

United States Yearly [Annual] and Monthly Mean Number of Cloudy Days Sunrise to Sunset
That's a useful map. Thanks pw72
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