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San Jose, CA vs San Luis Obispo, CA

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Highlights

On average, there are 287 sunny days per year in San Luis Obispo. San Jose averages 257 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

San Luis Obispo, California gets 20 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.

San Luis Obispo 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 Highlights

San Luis Obispo, California
Summer High:
the July high is around 73.7 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 42.8
Rain: averages 20 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year

San Jose, California
Summer High:
the July high is around 81.9 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 41.6
Rain: averages 17.2 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
San Luis Obispo ranks 86/100 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.


Today's Weather - San Jose, CA

1 PM PST

Mostly Sunny

84°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonMostly Sunny86° / 57°NW 9 mph
TuesdaySunny83° / 55°NNW 2 to 13 mph
WednesdaySunny77° / 52°NNW 6 to 13 mph
ThursdayMostly Sunny75° / 52°NW 5 to 9 mph
FridayMostly Sunny79° / 52°WNW 1 to 8 mph
SaturdaySunny79° / 53°W 1 to 7 mph
SundaySunny80° / 55°W 1 to 7 mph

Today's Weather - San Luis Obispo, CA

1 PM PST

Mostly Sunny

74°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonMostly Sunny74° / 55°SW 5 to 10 mph
TuesdayPatchy Fog then Mostly Sunny72° / 54°SSW 0 to 10 mph
WednesdayPatchy Fog then Partly Sunny73° / 53°WNW 5 to 20 mph
ThursdayPatchy Fog then Mostly Sunny73° / 52°NW 5 to 25 mph
FridayPatchy Fog then Mostly Sunny73° / 53°NNW 5 to 20 mph
SaturdaySunny73° / 54°NW 5 to 20 mph
SundaySunny75° / 55°NW 5 to 20 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthSan Jose, CASan Luis Obispo, CA
January58° / 42°62° / 43°
February62° / 44°63° / 44°
March66° / 46°64° / 46°
April69° / 48°67° / 47°
May74° / 52°69° / 49°
June79° / 55°72° / 52°
July82° / 58°74° / 54°
August82° / 58°75° / 55°
September80° / 56°75° / 54°
October74° / 52°73° / 51°
November64° / 46°68° / 47°
December58° / 42°62° / 42°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: San Jose / San Luis Obispo
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 02 / 110 / 80 / 0
February0 / 01 / 110 / 90 / 0
March0 / 00 / 010 / 80 / 0
April1 / 00 / 06 / 50 / 0
May1 / 10 / 03 / 20 / 0
June3 / 10 / 01 / 10 / 0
July4 / 10 / 00 / 00 / 0
August4 / 10 / 00 / 00 / 0
September3 / 20 / 01 / 10 / 0
October1 / 20 / 03 / 30 / 0
November0 / 00 / 07 / 50 / 0
December0 / 02 / 210 / 70 / 0
August is the hottest month for San Jose with an average high temperature of 81.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In San Jose, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for San Jose are June, September and May.

September is the hottest month for San Luis Obispo with an average high temperature of 75.3°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in California. In San Luis Obispo, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for San Luis Obispo are September, August and July.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for San Jose with an average of 41.5°. This is warmer than most places in California.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for San Luis Obispo with an average of 42.2°. This is warmer than most places in California.



In San Jose, there are 16.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.

In San Luis Obispo, there are 6.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.



In San Jose, there are 4.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.

In San Luis Obispo, there are 3.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.



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

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



February is the wettest month in San Jose with 3.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 57% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 17.2 inches in San Jose means that it is about average compared to other places in California.


February is the wettest month in San Luis Obispo with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 59% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 20.0 inches in San Luis Obispo means that it is about average compared to other places in California.


December is the rainiest month in San Jose with 10.3 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.2 rainy days. There are 61.8 rainy days annually in San Jose, which is rainier than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 50% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 2% chance of a rainy day.

February is the rainiest month in San Luis Obispo with 9.2 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 50.5 rainy days annually in San Luis Obispo, which is about average compared to other places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 49% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 3% chance of a rainy day.



There is rarely any recorded snowfall in San Jose, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California.

There is rarely any recorded snowfall in San Luis Obispo, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California.



Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in San Jose.

Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in San Luis Obispo.


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: - 11/28/2009
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re: - 4/2/2009
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re: - 4/2/2009
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ZIPS IN SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
95123, 95127, 95111, 95112, 95122, 95116, 95125, 95124, 95148, 95136, 31 total
ZIPS IN SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA
93405, 93401

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