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2020 Compare Climate & Weather:
Phoenix, AZ vs Charlotte, NC

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Highlights

On average, there are 218 sunny days per year in Charlotte. Phoenix averages 299 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Charlotte, North Carolina gets 43.1 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.

Charlotte averages 2.3 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

Charlotte, North Carolina
Summer High:
the July high is around 89.7 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 30
Rain: averages 43.1 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2.3 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
Charlotte

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Charlotte is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in North Carolina.

7.5 / 10
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Charlotte, while July and January 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

2 PM PST

Sunny

71°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonSunny72° / 53°WSW 0 mph
FridaySunny76° / 55°S 0 to 5 mph
SaturdaySlight Chance Rain Showers then Mostly Sunny72° / 55°S 0 to 5 mph
SundaySunny78° / 58°SSW 0 to 5 mph
MondaySlight Chance Rain Showers79° / 55°SSW 0 to 5 mph
TuesdaySunny81° / 55°NNE 0 to 5 mph
WednesdaySunny83° / 57°ESE 0 to 5 mph

Today's Weather - Charlotte, NC

2 PM PST

Sunny

76°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonSunny79° / 46°W 18 mph
FridaySunny61° / 37°NW 14 mph
SaturdaySunny66° / 50°WNW 0 to 8 mph
SundayRain Showers68° / 60°SSE 6 to 14 mph
MondayChance Rain Showers then Chance Light Rain79° / 48°SW 9 to 13 mph
TuesdayMostly Sunny67° / 47°NNE 5 mph
WednesdayChance Light Rain62° / 46°NNE 7 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthPhoenix, AZCharlotte, NC
January67° / 43°51° / 30°
February70° / 46°55° / 33°
March76° / 50°63° / 40°
April84° / 57°72° / 47°
May94° / 65°79° / 56°
June102° / 73°87° / 65°
July105° / 80°90° / 69°
August103° / 80°88° / 68°
September98° / 73°82° / 61°
October88° / 61°72° / 49°
November75° / 49°63° / 40°
December65° / 42°53° / 32°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Phoenix / Charlotte
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 01 / 184 / 90 / 1
February0 / 00 / 144 / 90 / 0
March1 / 00 / 74 / 90 / 0
April8 / 00 / 12 / 90 / 0
May22 / 20 / 01 / 90 / 0
June29 / 90 / 00 / 100 / 0
July31 / 160 / 04 / 100 / 0
August31 / 110 / 04 / 90 / 0
September28 / 40 / 03 / 70 / 0
October13 / 00 / 12 / 70 / 0
November1 / 00 / 72 / 80 / 0
December0 / 02 / 174 / 90 / 0
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 Charlotte with an average high temperature of 89.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Carolina. In Charlotte, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Charlotte are May, September and April.


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 Charlotte with an average of 30.0°. This is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.



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

In Charlotte, there are 41.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in North Carolina.



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 Charlotte, there are 63.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in North Carolina.



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 Charlotte, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.



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 Charlotte with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 24% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 43.1 inches in Charlotte means that it is one of the driest places in North Carolina.


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.

July is the rainiest month in Charlotte with 10.2 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.8 rainy days. There are 104.9 rainy days annually in Charlotte, which is less rainy than most places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% 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 2.3 inches in Charlotte means that it is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.



Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Phoenix.

January is the snowiest month in Charlotte with 1.1 inches of snow, and 2 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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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

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re: - 4/2/2009
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ZIPS IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA
85032, 85033, 85041, 85008, 85035, 85037, 85022, 85009, 85254, 85339, 47 total
ZIPS IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
28269, 28277, 28215, 28227, 28216, 28210, 28205, 28212, 28262, 28213, 27 total

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