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2020 Compare Climate & Weather:
San Luis Obispo, CA vs Scottsdale, AZ

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Highlights

On average, there are 299 sunny days per year in Scottsdale. San Luis Obispo averages 287 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Scottsdale, Arizona gets 10.5 inches of rain, on average, per year. San Luis Obispo, California gets 20 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Scottsdale averages 0 inches of snow per year. San Luis Obispo averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Scottsdale, Arizona
Summer High:
the July high is around 104.3 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 42.4
Rain: averages 10.5 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year

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


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Scottsdale

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

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

San Luis Obispo

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for San Luis Obispo is 8.8 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

8.8 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in San Luis Obispo, while January and December are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - San Luis Obispo, CA

2 PM PST

Light Rain Likely

60°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonLight Rain Likely60° / 47°SSE 10 mph
FridayMostly Sunny70° / 50°NNW 5 to 15 mph
SaturdayMostly Sunny69° / 51°NNW 5 to 15 mph
SundayPatchy Fog then Partly Sunny66° / 51°W 0 to 10 mph
MondaySunny70° / 50°WNW 0 to 10 mph
TuesdaySunny70° / 50°NW 0 to 10 mph
WednesdaySunny67° / 50°NW 5 to 15 mph

Today's Weather - Scottsdale, AZ

2 PM PST

Sunny

67°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonSunny69° / 50°SW 5 mph
FridaySunny73° / 52°SSW 5 mph
SaturdaySlight Chance Rain Showers then Mostly Sunny69° / 52°S 5 to 10 mph
SundaySunny74° / 56°SSW 5 to 10 mph
MondayChance Rain Showers75° / 52°SSW 5 to 10 mph
TuesdaySunny77° / 53°NNE 5 mph
WednesdaySunny80° / 55°SSE 5 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthSan Luis Obispo, CAScottsdale, AZ
January62° / 43°66° / 42°
February63° / 44°70° / 45°
March64° / 46°76° / 49°
April67° / 47°84° / 55°
May69° / 49°93° / 64°
June72° / 52°102° / 72°
July74° / 54°104° / 79°
August75° / 55°103° / 79°
September75° / 54°98° / 73°
October73° / 51°87° / 61°
November68° / 47°75° / 49°
December62° / 42°65° / 42°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: San Luis Obispo / Scottsdale
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 01 / 28 / 40 / 0
February0 / 01 / 19 / 40 / 0
March0 / 10 / 08 / 40 / 0
April0 / 70 / 05 / 20 / 0
May1 / 210 / 02 / 10 / 0
June1 / 290 / 01 / 10 / 0
July1 / 310 / 00 / 40 / 0
August1 / 310 / 00 / 50 / 0
September2 / 270 / 01 / 30 / 0
October2 / 130 / 03 / 30 / 0
November0 / 10 / 05 / 30 / 0
December0 / 02 / 27 / 40 / 0
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.

July is the hottest month for Scottsdale with an average high temperature of 104.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Arizona. In Scottsdale, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Scottsdale are March, November and April.


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

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Scottsdale with an average of 41.6°. This is warmer than most places in Arizona.



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 Scottsdale, there are 160.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Arizona.



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 Scottsdale, there are 4.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Arizona.



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.

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



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.


August is the wettest month in Scottsdale with 1.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 36% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 10.5 inches in Scottsdale means that it is about average compared to other places in Arizona.


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.

August is the rainiest month in Scottsdale with 5.1 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 0.5 rainy days. There are 37.7 rainy days annually in Scottsdale, 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 19% chance of a rainy day.



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

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



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

Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Scottsdale.


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.


Reviews for San Luis Obispo    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 Scottsdale    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 LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA
93405, 93401
ZIPS IN SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
85251, 85255, 85260, 85257, 85258, 85259, 85250, 85266, 85262

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