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Raleigh, NC vs Flagstaff, AZ

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Highlights

On average, there are 266 sunny days per year in Flagstaff. Raleigh averages 213 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Flagstaff, Arizona gets 20.7 inches of rain, on average, per year. Raleigh, North Carolina gets 45.8 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. Raleigh averages 3.7 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

Raleigh, North Carolina
Summer High:
the July high is around 89.5 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 29.9
Rain: averages 45.8 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 3.7 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.

Raleigh

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Raleigh 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 Raleigh, while July and January are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Raleigh, NC

1 AM PST

Slight Chance Light Rain

50°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightSlight Chance Light Rain45° / 53°SW 8 mph
Sunday NightClear24° / 40°NW 8 mph
Monday NightMostly Clear22° / 39°N 5 mph
Tuesday NightMostly Clear24° / 45°N 8 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Clear27° / 52°NE 3 mph
Thursday NightPartly Cloudy33° / 59°NE 2 mph
Friday NightChance Rain Showers47° / 61°SE 2 to 6 mph

Today's Weather - Flagstaff, AZ

1 AM PST

Partly Cloudy

24°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightPartly Cloudy22° / 45°NE 12 mph
Sunday NightMostly Cloudy23° / 45°NE 7 mph
Monday NightMostly Cloudy then Slight Chance Snow Showers29° / 47°SSE 3 mph
Tuesday NightSlight Chance Rain And Snow Showers27° / 45°WSW 3 to 7 mph
Wednesday NightPartly Cloudy22° / 41°N 3 to 8 mph
Thursday NightPartly Cloudy21° / 43°NE 6 mph
Friday NightPartly Cloudy22° / 45°NNE 5 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthRaleigh, NCFlagstaff, AZ
January51° / 30°43° / 14°
February55° / 32°45° / 17°
March63° / 39°51° / 22°
April72° / 47°59° / 27°
May79° / 56°69° / 34°
June87° / 65°79° / 40°
July90° / 69°82° / 49°
August88° / 68°79° / 49°
September82° / 61°74° / 40°
October72° / 49°63° / 30°
November63° / 40°52° / 21°
December54° / 33°43° / 14°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Raleigh / Flagstaff
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 019 / 3010 / 71 / 6
February0 / 015 / 279 / 71 / 6
March0 / 08 / 2910 / 70 / 5
April1 / 01 / 239 / 50 / 3
May2 / 00 / 1410 / 40 / 0
June9 / 10 / 510 / 30 / 0
July15 / 20 / 011 / 120 / 0
August11 / 00 / 010 / 140 / 0
September3 / 00 / 58 / 80 / 0
October0 / 01 / 207 / 60 / 1
November0 / 06 / 288 / 50 / 3
December0 / 016 / 309 / 60 / 6
July is the hottest month for Raleigh with an average high temperature of 89.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Carolina. In Raleigh, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Raleigh are May, September 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.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Raleigh with an average of 29.9°. This is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.

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



In Raleigh, there are 40.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in North Carolina.

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 Raleigh, there are 65.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.

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

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 Raleigh with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.8 inches in Raleigh means that it is drier than most places in North Carolina.


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.


July is the rainiest month in Raleigh with 10.6 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.0 rainy days. There are 108.3 rainy days annually in Raleigh, 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.

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.



An annual snowfall of 3.7 inches in Raleigh means that it is snowier than most places in North Carolina.

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



January is the snowiest month in Raleigh with 1.9 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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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re: - 4/2/2009
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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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