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2019 Compare Climate & Weather:
San Jose, CA vs Phoenix, AZ

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Highlights

On average, there are 299 sunny days per year in Phoenix. San Jose averages 257 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Phoenix, Arizona gets 9.2 inches of rain, on average, per year. San Jose, California gets 17.2 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Phoenix averages 0 inches of snow per year. San Jose averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highs & Lows

Phoenix, Arizona
Summer High:
the July high is around 104.5 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 43.2

San Jose, California
Summer High:
the July high is around 81.9 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 41.6


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Phoenix ranks 80/100 for Sperling's Comfort Index.
San Jose ranks 82/100 for Sperling's Comfort Index.

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


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.


Today's Weather - San Jose, CA

3 PM PST

Mostly Cloudy

64°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonMostly Cloudy64° / 50°NW 15 mph
WednesdayMostly Sunny73° / 52°NW 8 to 12 mph
ThursdayMostly Sunny76° / 54°WSW 2 to 9 mph
FridaySunny76° / 54°SW 10 mph
SaturdayPartly Sunny71° / 51°SW 2 to 7 mph
SundayPartly Sunny70° / 52°SW 1 to 6 mph
Memorial DayMostly Sunny72° / 53°W 1 to 7 mph

Today's Weather - Phoenix, AZ

3 PM PST

Sunny

78°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonSunny80° / 57°SW 20 mph
WednesdayPartly Sunny then Slight Chance Rain Showers75° / 56°SSW 5 to 10 mph
ThursdaySunny79° / 60°SSW 5 mph
FridaySunny87° / 63°SE 5 mph
SaturdaySunny91° / 63°S 5 to 10 mph
SundaySunny88° / 62°SSE 5 to 15 mph
Memorial DaySunny84° / 63°SSW 0 to 5 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthSan Jose, CAPhoenix, AZ
January58° / 42°67° / 43°
February62° / 44°70° / 46°
March66° / 46°76° / 50°
April69° / 48°84° / 57°
May74° / 52°94° / 65°
June79° / 55°102° / 73°
July82° / 58°105° / 80°
August82° / 58°103° / 80°
September80° / 56°98° / 73°
October74° / 52°88° / 61°
November64° / 46°75° / 49°
December58° / 42°65° / 42°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: San Jose / Phoenix
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 02 / 110 / 40 / 0
February0 / 01 / 010 / 40 / 0
March0 / 10 / 010 / 40 / 0
April1 / 80 / 06 / 20 / 0
May1 / 220 / 03 / 10 / 0
June3 / 290 / 01 / 00 / 0
July4 / 310 / 00 / 40 / 0
August4 / 310 / 00 / 40 / 0
September3 / 280 / 01 / 30 / 0
October1 / 130 / 03 / 20 / 0
November0 / 10 / 07 / 20 / 0
December0 / 02 / 210 / 40 / 0










Reviews for San Jose    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't... Read More

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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

Reviews for Phoenix    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't... Read More

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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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ZIPS IN SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
95123, 95127, 95111, 95112, 95122, 95116, 95125, 95124, 95148, 95136, 31 total
ZIPS IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA
85032, 85033, 85041, 85008, 85035, 85037, 85022, 85009, 85254, 85339, 47 total

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