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Whitstranwa

Central intersection in the community.

Whitstran is located in Benton County, Washington. It is a small agricultural community. Whitstran, Washington is the only community in the United States and Canada to have that unique name. The center of town is at the intersection of the Old Inland Empire Highway, and West Foisy Road. At this intersection, the Old Inland Empire Highway turns east, and to the north is North Rothrock Road.

GeographyEdit

Whistrannorth

Looking north up the main intersection in town.

The community of Whitstran is 10 miles west of Benton City and only three miles northeast of Prosser, the county seat of Benton County. Richland is located 20 miles east of the community. The Yakima River runs beside the community, which is surrounded by farmland, and rolling hills around the small valley.

ClimateEdit

The climate is warm during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 70's and very cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 30's.

The warmest month of the year is August with an average maximum temperature of 89.50 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 25.10 degrees Fahrenheit.

Temperature variations between night and day tend to be relatively big during summer with a difference that can reach 35 degrees Fahrenheit, and fairly limited during winter with an average difference of 18 degrees Fahrenheit.

The annual average precipitation at Prosser is 8.11 Inches. Rainfall in is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month of the year is December with an average rainfall of 1.18 Inches.

CultureEdit

Whitstran is home to a brewery and a few stores. There are wineries throughout the area, many of which are toured by locals and tourists.

HealthEdit

Prosser Memorial Hospital is a short 3 miles from Whitstran.

CrimeEdit

Police services are from the Benton County Sheriff's Department.

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