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Laurier, Washington
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Washington
County Ferry
Area
 • Total 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
 • Land 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,654 ft (504 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1
 • Density 16/sq mi (6.3/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 99146
Area code(s) 509
FIPS code 53-38705
GNIS feature ID 1521941

Laurier is a location in Ferry County, Washington that neighbors the Canada–United States border. The nearest school district is Orient School District. According to the 2010 census, there was one person residing at this location. It is a census-designated place.

Laurier was named for Sir Wilfrid Laurier, prime minister of Canada from 1896 to 1911. The federal U.S. General Services Administration lists three buildings in Laurier – a border station and two border station residences – all built in 1936. U.S. Route 395 runs through the community north to the Canada–US border, where it becomes British Columbia Highway 395. The Avey Field State Airport is in Laurier and its runway crosses the border into British Columbia.

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Laurier has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

Climate data for Laurier
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 57
(13.9)
58
(14.4)
73
(22.8)
92
(33.3)
102
(38.9)
103
(39.4)
109
(42.8)
106
(41.1)
105
(40.6)
85
(29.4)
61
(16.1)
56
(13.3)
109
(42.8)
Average high °F (°C) 29.8
(-1.22)
37.9
(3.28)
49.3
(9.61)
62.2
(16.78)
71.7
(22.06)
78.1
(25.61)
87.3
(30.72)
86.2
(30.11)
74.8
(23.78)
58.3
(14.61)
40.5
(4.72)
31.8
(-0.11)
59
(15)
Average low °F (°C) 15.1
(-9.39)
18.9
(-7.28)
25.2
(-3.78)
32.1
(0.06)
39.8
(4.33)
46.5
(8.06)
50
(10)
48.8
(9.33)
41.3
(5.17)
33.4
(0.78)
26.6
(-3)
19.4
(-7)
33.1
(0.61)
Record low °F (°C) -32
(-35.6)
-30
(-34.4)
-13
(-25)
11
(-11.7)
16
(-8.9)
28
(-2.2)
30
(-1.1)
31
(-0.6)
18
(-7.8)
6
(-14.4)
-14
(-25.6)
-32
(-35.6)
-32
(-35.6)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.08
(52.8)
1.39
(35.3)
1.27
(32.3)
1.34
(34)
1.8
(46)
2.05
(52.1)
1.07
(27.2)
1.09
(27.7)
1.23
(31.2)
1.57
(39.9)
2.1
(53)
2.21
(56.1)
19.19
(487.4)
Snowfall inches (cm) 18.4
(46.7)
8.5
(21.6)
3.1
(7.9)
0.1
(0.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.7
(1.8)
5.6
(14.2)
16
(41)
52.5
(133.4)
Avg. precipitation days 14 10 10 9 11 11 6 6 7 10 14 14 122
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