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Geographic Location

Weather

Transportation

Geographic Location

Spokane is located in the eastern part of Washington State and fondly referred to as the “heart of the Inland Northwest.” The second largest city in the state, it is also the largest city between Seattle and Minneapolis on the I-90 corridor. Sitting 18 miles west of the Idaho border, Spokane is also only 110 miles south of the Canadian border.

The land around Spokane is a diverse patchwork of rolling wheat fields to the south and forested foothills leading to snow capped peaks to the north. To the west lies the sloping Columbia River Basin spotted with rich irrigated farm land interspersed with volcanic desert “scablands.” A short hop East is the charming resort city of Coeur d’Alene and the foot hills leading to the towering Rocky Mountains.

Weather

Spokane enjoys all four of the seasons and the near nature lifestyle of its residents reflects their outdoor enthusiasm. Spring, summer and fall bring ideal weather for enjoying the many surrounding lakes and rushing streams, the plethora of biking trails that range from leisure excursions to strenuous challenges, organized sports, golf, camping, hiking, skateboarding and evening strolls along the river. Winter and it’s head for the slopes! From downhill skiing, to cross country traverses and snowboarding, sledding hills, sleigh rides and winter walks, it’s a cool outdoor time for Spokane.

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Yearly Climate Averages

Precipitation, 16.7 inches
Snow, 48.8 inches
Wind, 8.9 mph (mean speed)
Relative humidity : Morning, 78% - Afternoon, 52%
Days with temperature over 90°F, 29
Days with temperature under 32°F, 24

Temperature Averages

Month High Low
January 33°F 22°F
March 49°F 30°F
May 66°F 43°F
July 82°F 55°F
Sept. 73°F 46°F
Nov. 41°F 29°F

Weather Summary of the Spokane Region:

  • Jan 20s; light to moderate snowfall
  • Feb 30s; light to moderate snowfall
  • Mar 30-40s; light snowfall; light to moderate rain; snow melt
  • Apr 40-50s; light to moderate rain; snow melt
  • May 50-60s; light to moderate rain
  • Jun 70-80s; light rain; drying
  • Jul 80-90s; rather dry
  • Aug 80-90s; rather dry
  • Sep 70-80s; rather dry
  • Oct 50-60s; light rain and snow
  • Nov 30-40s; light snowfall
  • Dec 20-30s; light to moderate snowfall
Transportation
  • By Plane
    Spokane International Airport offers a variety of services to meet traveling needs. This airport is the second largest commercial service airport in the State of Washington. The 4,800-acre facility is served by ten airlines that operate 70 daily departures providing nonstop service to 15 major destinations.
  • By Train
    Spokane’s Amtrak Station offers daily connecting train service to points West, East and South. Reservations required for all trains. See your travel agent, call 1-800-USA-RAIL, or visit amtrak.com for reservations and fare information.
  • By Bus
    Busses run daily through Spokane connecting to points West, East and South
    • Connecting Seattle - Spokane - Boise service operated by Northwest Trailways.
    • Portland - Eugene service operated by Oregon Coachways.
  • By Car
    Spokane is located just off I-90, Washington's main east-west interstate. U.S. 2 can be used as an alternative scenic route from western Washington. U.S. 395 is the main route from Canada south to Spokane and then on south through the agriculturally rich part of the state called the Palouse. U.S. 195 connects to Lewiston, Idaho and points south.
Airport Information and Contact Numbers

Spokane International Airport
can be accessed through their web site.

Airport Shuttle (509) 535-6979
Administration (509) 455-6455
Spokane Airways (general aviation/FBO) (509) 838-3658

Alaska Air Lines (800) 426-0333
America West Airlines (800) 235-9292
Big Sky Airlines (800) 237-7788
Delta Air Lines (800) 221-1212
Frontier Airlines(800) 432-1359
Horizon Air(800) 547-9308
Northwest Airlines (800) 225-2525
Southwest Airlines (800) 435-9792
United Airlines (800) 241-6522

Air Cargo Services
DHL Express (800) 225-5345
Menlo Worldwide Forwarding (800) 443-6379
Federal Express (800) 238-5355
United Parcel Service (800) 742-5877

Felts Field located four miles Northeast of the city center is Spokane’s General Aviation Airport. 320 aircraft are based here with more than 72,000 annual aircraft operations. Access them here.

  • Airport Administration   (509) 455-6455
  • Aviation (general aviation/FBO)   (509) 535-9011
Train and Rail Information & Contact Numbers

Amtrak 
1-800-872-7245

Burlington Northern Santa Fe
1-800-795-2673

Union Pacific
 1-888-870-8777

Bus Information & Contact Numbers

City and Surrounding Area Bus Services

Spokane Transit Authority

(509) 456-7277

Greyhound
1-800-231-2222

Northwestern Trailways
1-800-366-3830

Silver Eagle Charters
(509) 487-6903

Wheatland Express
(509) 334-2200

Vanpool and Rideshare
(509) 326-7665

Rental Car Contacts

Avis
(509) 747-8081

Dollar Rent A Car
(509) 747-2191

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(509)747-0343

Hertz
(509)747-3101

National Car Rental
(509) 624-8995

Thrifty Rental
(509) 838-8223, 1-800-847-4389

Truck Rentals

Budget Trucks
(509) 483-2900, 1-800-467-9337

Penske Truck East
(509) 535-3611

Thrifty Rental
(509) 891-7778

U-Haul
(509) 624-3147

Taxi Services

AAA Taxi Service Inc
3258 1/2 E Sprague Ave • (509) 534-9644

Black & White Taxi
2810 W Sunset Blvd • (509) 928-8690

Inland Taxi
1918 N Monroe St. • (509) 326-8294

Lilac City Cab
2810 W Sunset Blvd • (509) 838-9800

Northtown Cab
PO BOX 4843 • (509) 482-7088

Opportunity Taxi
1617 N Lee St. • (509) 536-4015

South Hill Cab & Limo
176 S Perry St • (509) 535-2256

Spokane Cab
704 E Pacific Ave • (509) 535-253

Transx
(509) 536-1666
Provides a 24-hour taxi service

U-City Taxicab
176 S Perry St • (509) 924-1499

United Cabs Inc
PO Box 4843 • (509) 534-4708

Valley Taxi
PO Box 4843 • (509) 535-7007

Yellow Checker Cab
2810 W Sunset Blvd • (509) 624-4171

Limousine Services

Elegant Fox Limousine
1723 S Ray St • (509) 534-3665

Appleway Limousine
11006 E Sprague Ave • (509) 924-5050

Australian Limousine
11916 E Sprague Ave • (509) 924-9232

Embassy Limousine
3728 E Bridgeport Ave • (509) 325-5932

Executive Limousine
421 S Division St. • (509) 624-5128
Automobile renting & leasing

Spokane Limousine
PO Box 19043 • (509) 747-923

South Hill Cab & Limo
176 S Perry St. • (509) 535-2256

 



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