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Phoenix, AZ vs Flagstaff, AZ

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Highlights

On average, there are 266 sunny days per year in Flagstaff. Phoenix averages 299 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Flagstaff, Arizona gets 20.7 inches of rain, on average, per year. Phoenix, Arizona gets 9.2 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Flagstaff averages 81 inches of snow per year. Phoenix averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Flagstaff, Arizona
Summer High:
the July high is around 81.7 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 14.3
Rain: averages 20.7 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 81 inches of snow a year

Phoenix, Arizona
Summer High:
the July high is around 104.5 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 43.2
Rain: averages 9.2 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Flagstaff

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Flagstaff is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Arizona.

6.9 / 10
June, August and July are the most pleasant months in Flagstaff, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Phoenix

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Phoenix is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Arizona.

7.3 / 10
April, March and November are the most pleasant months in Phoenix, while July and August are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Phoenix, AZ

6 PM PST

Partly Cloudy

70°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TonightPartly Cloudy47° / 59°NE 0 to 5 mph
Monday NightRain Showers45° / 55°SSW 5 to 10 mph
Tuesday NightRain Showers Likely43° / 56°S 0 to 10 mph
Wednesday NightRain Showers Likely46° / 60°E 0 mph
Thursday NightRain Showers Likely48° / 59°E 0 mph
Friday NightRain Showers Likely45° / 58°SW 5 mph
Saturday NightMostly Clear37° / 58°N 5 mph

Today's Weather - Flagstaff, AZ

6 PM PST

Snow Showers And Patchy Blowing Snow

49°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TodaySnow Showers And Patchy Blowing Snow35° / 20°SW 18 to 24 mph
MondaySnow Showers Likely34° / 20°SW 13 to 22 mph
TuesdaySnow Showers And Patchy Blowing Snow30° / 18°SW 18 to 22 mph
WednesdayChance Snow Showers30° / 16°SW 15 mph
ThursdayChance Snow Showers34° / 18°SW 6 to 12 mph
FridayChance Snow Showers34° / 14°SW 9 to 14 mph
New Year's DayChance Snow Showers30° / 3°W 10 to 14 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthPhoenix, AZFlagstaff, AZ
January67° / 43°43° / 14°
February70° / 46°45° / 17°
March76° / 50°51° / 22°
April84° / 57°59° / 27°
May94° / 65°69° / 34°
June102° / 73°79° / 40°
July105° / 80°82° / 49°
August103° / 80°79° / 49°
September98° / 73°74° / 40°
October88° / 61°63° / 30°
November75° / 49°52° / 21°
December65° / 42°43° / 14°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Phoenix / Flagstaff
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 01 / 304 / 70 / 6
February0 / 00 / 274 / 70 / 6
March1 / 00 / 294 / 70 / 5
April8 / 00 / 232 / 50 / 3
May22 / 00 / 141 / 40 / 0
June29 / 10 / 50 / 30 / 0
July31 / 20 / 04 / 120 / 0
August31 / 00 / 04 / 140 / 0
September28 / 00 / 53 / 80 / 0
October13 / 00 / 202 / 60 / 1
November1 / 00 / 282 / 50 / 3
December0 / 02 / 304 / 60 / 6
July is the hottest month for Phoenix with an average high temperature of 104.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Arizona. In Phoenix, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Phoenix are March, November and April.

July is the hottest month for Flagstaff with an average high temperature of 81.7°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Arizona. In Flagstaff, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Flagstaff are June, August and July.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Phoenix with an average of 42.2°. This is one of the warmest places in Arizona.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Flagstaff with an average of 14.3°. This is one of the coldest places in Arizona.



In Phoenix, there are 163.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Arizona.

In Flagstaff, there are 3.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Arizona.



In Phoenix, there are 3.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Arizona.

In Flagstaff, there are 210.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Arizona.



In Phoenix, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Arizona.

In Flagstaff, there are 7.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Arizona.



August is the wettest month in Phoenix with 1.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 35% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 9.2 inches in Phoenix means that it is drier than most places in Arizona.


August is the wettest month in Flagstaff with 3.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 20.7 inches in Flagstaff means that it is wetter than most places in Arizona.


August is the rainiest month in Phoenix with 4.0 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 33.1 rainy days annually in Phoenix, which is less rainy than most places in Arizona. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 34% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.

August is the rainiest month in Flagstaff with 13.8 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 2.8 rainy days. There are 83.4 rainy days annually in Flagstaff, which is one of the rainiest places in Arizona. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 34% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.



There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Phoenix, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Arizona.

An annual snowfall of 81.0 inches in Flagstaff means that it is one of the snowiest places in Arizona.



Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Phoenix.

January is the snowiest month in Flagstaff with 19.1 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.


DID YOU KNOW?

Many people confuse Weather and Climate, but they are different. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, while Climate refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

Weather, more specifically, refers to how the atmosphere behaves and its effects on life and human activities. Most people think of Weather in terms of what can be observed: temperature, humidity, precipitation, and cloudy/sunny conditions. Weather conditions constantly change on a minute-to-minute basis.

Climate is a record of the average weather conditions for a given place over a long period of time, often referred to as Climate Normals. A 30-year period of record is a common requirement to be considered a Climate Normal.


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