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Glenwood, Washington
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Washington
County Klickitat
Elevation 1,900 ft (600 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98619
Area code(s) 509
GNIS feature ID 1520005

Glenwood is an unincorporated community in Klickitat County, Washington, United States. Glenwood is 26.5 miles (42.6 km) west-northwest of Goldendale. Glenwood has a post office with ZIP code 98619. The community is on land whose jurisdiction is disputed between the Yakama Nation and Klickitat County.

The community was named for the glen and woods near the original town site.

Climate

Glenwood has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate (Csb) according to the Köppen climate classification system.

Climate data for Glenwood, elev. 1,900 feet (579 m)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 59
(15)
68
(20)
74
(23.3)
85
(29.4)
97
(36.1)
98
(36.7)
101
(38.3)
100
(37.8)
99
(37.2)
87
(30.6)
70
(21.1)
57
(13.9)
101
(38.3)
Average high °F (°C) 38.4
(3.56)
42.9
(6.06)
50.3
(10.17)
57
(13.9)
65.4
(18.56)
71.5
(21.94)
80
(26.7)
81.1
(27.28)
73.7
(23.17)
60.9
(16.06)
46
(7.8)
36.9
(2.72)
58.7
(14.83)
Average low °F (°C) 23.5
(-4.72)
24.5
(-4.17)
28.2
(-2.11)
30.2
(-1)
34.8
(1.56)
39.9
(4.39)
42.9
(6.06)
42.1
(5.61)
35
(1.7)
29.2
(-1.56)
27.4
(-2.56)
22.7
(-5.17)
31.7
(-0.17)
Record low °F (°C) -24
(-31.1)
-18
(-27.8)
3
(-16.1)
11
(-11.7)
14
(-10)
22
(-5.6)
28
(-2.2)
25
(-3.9)
16
(-8.9)
-1
(-18.3)
-22
(-30)
-27
(-32.8)
-27
(-32.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 5.41
(137.4)
3.85
(97.8)
3
(76)
1.55
(39.4)
1.09
(27.7)
0.77
(19.6)
0.22
(5.6)
0.25
(6.4)
0.8
(20)
2.01
(51.1)
4.97
(126.2)
5.99
(152.1)
29.91
(759.7)
Snowfall inches (cm) 18.5
(47)
9.5
(24.1)
5.2
(13.2)
0.4
(1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.2
(0.5)
6.7
(17)
20.5
(52.1)
60.9
(154.7)
Avg. precipitation days 13 10 11 8 5 4 2 1 4 7 13 13 91
Source: Western Regional Climate Center (1979-2014)

Land dispute

Ownership of this area has been in dispute dating back to the Treaty of 1855. An 1890 survey of the Yakama Reservation, accepted by the General Land Office, did not include the area known as "Tract-D". The original treaty map, which included the Tract-D area, was found in 1930 after being misplaced for decades. In the meantime 98,000 acres of the Glenwood Valley had passed into private ownership. Another 21,000 acres were part of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest administered by the United States Department of Agriculture. After more than 100 years of dispute, in 1972 President Richard Nixon by Executive Order 11670 authorized the return of the 21,000 acre portion of Mt. Adams, including the Summit, to the Yakama Nation. Area returned to the Yakama Nation did not include the 98,000 acres of Tract D in the Glenwood Valley. The Yakama Nation accepted $2.1 million in 1970 for their claims.

Glenwood Washington Weather and Community Information http://www.glenwoodwashingtonweather.info/ http://www.goldendalesentinel.com/story/2015/04/29/news/glenwood-fights-to-avoid-being-absorbed-into-indian-lands/5805.html http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/mapsdata/geodatacatalog/Maps/noscale/DOT_Cartog/TribalLands.htm


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