Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. With a population of 19,038 as of the 2010 census, it is the largest city in the county. The population was estimated at 19,448 in 2015 by the Office of Financial Management. Port Angeles is home to Peninsula College. It is the birthplace of football hall of famer John Elway and residents include writers and artists. The city is served by William R. Fairchild International Airport. Ferry service is provided across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on the MV Coho. Port Angeles is the gateway city of the Olympic National Park – one of the largest and most popular parks in America’s national park system. We are also the departure point for the Coho Ferry, connecting us to Victoria, Canada. With a temperate climate, rural lifestyle, diverse outdoor recreation, and a vibrant business community, Port Angeles is a popular destination for the nearly 3.5 million people who visit the North Olympic Peninsula each year.
Port Angeles has a mediterranean climate. It is heavily moderated by the Pacific Ocean, resulting in cool summers and mild winters for its latitude. Summers are far cooler than in Seattle for example. In contrast to many other locations in its surroundings, Port Angeles is in a rain shadow resulting in comparatively low precipitation.