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Cincinnati, OH vs Phoenix, AZ

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Highlights

On average, there are 299 sunny days per year in Phoenix. Cincinnati averages 176 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Phoenix, Arizona gets 9.2 inches of rain, on average, per year. Cincinnati, Ohio gets 44.3 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. Cincinnati averages 14.9 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

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

Cincinnati, Ohio
Summer High:
the July high is around 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 21.9
Rain: averages 44.3 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 14.9 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
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.

Cincinnati

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Cincinnati is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Ohio.

7.2 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Cincinnati, while January and December are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Cincinnati, OH

6 AM PST

Mostly Sunny

64°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TodayMostly Sunny83° / 66°E 8 mph
MondayShowers And Thunderstorms74° / 67°SE 9 mph
TuesdayShowers And Thunderstorms Likely82° / 63°S 8 mph
WednesdayMostly Sunny81° / 58°W 2 to 7 mph
ThursdaySunny81° / 60°W 5 mph
FridaySunny83° / 62°SW 5 mph
SaturdaySlight Chance Rain Showers82° / 60°N 5 mph

Today's Weather - Phoenix, AZ

6 AM PST

Sunny

85°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TodaySunny103° / 84°WSW 5 to 10 mph
MondaySunny107° / 85°WSW 5 to 10 mph
TuesdaySunny110° / 87°WSW 0 to 10 mph
WednesdaySunny109° / 85°WSW 5 to 10 mph
ThursdaySunny107° / 85°WSW 5 to 10 mph
FridaySunny109° / 84°SW 0 to 10 mph
SaturdaySunny107° / 84°SSW 0 to 5 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthCincinnati, OHPhoenix, AZ
January39° / 22°67° / 43°
February43° / 25°70° / 46°
March53° / 32°76° / 50°
April65° / 42°84° / 57°
May74° / 52°94° / 65°
June83° / 61°102° / 73°
July86° / 65°105° / 80°
August85° / 63°103° / 80°
September79° / 55°98° / 73°
October67° / 44°88° / 61°
November55° / 35°75° / 49°
December42° / 26°65° / 42°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Cincinnati / Phoenix
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 025 / 110 / 44 / 0
February0 / 022 / 09 / 43 / 0
March0 / 116 / 011 / 41 / 0
April0 / 84 / 012 / 20 / 0
May0 / 220 / 012 / 10 / 0
June3 / 290 / 011 / 00 / 0
July7 / 310 / 010 / 40 / 0
August7 / 310 / 09 / 40 / 0
September2 / 280 / 08 / 30 / 0
October0 / 133 / 08 / 20 / 0
November0 / 113 / 010 / 20 / 0
December0 / 023 / 211 / 43 / 0
July is the hottest month for Cincinnati with an average high temperature of 86.0°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Ohio. In Cincinnati, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Cincinnati are September, May and June.

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.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Cincinnati with an average of 21.9°. This is one of the warmest places in Ohio.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Phoenix with an average of 42.2°. This is one of the warmest places in Arizona.



In Cincinnati, there are 20.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Ohio.

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



In Cincinnati, there are 106.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Ohio.

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 Cincinnati, there are 2.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Ohio.

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.



May is the wettest month in Cincinnati with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.3 inches in Cincinnati means that it is one of the wettest places in Ohio.


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.


May is the rainiest month in Cincinnati with 12.2 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.9 rainy days. There are 120.6 rainy days annually in Cincinnati, which is less rainy than most places in Ohio. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.

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.



An annual snowfall of 14.9 inches in Cincinnati means that it is less snowy than most places in Ohio.

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



February is the snowiest month in Cincinnati with 4.7 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.

Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Phoenix.


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
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ZIPS IN CINCINNATI, OHIO
45211, 45224, 45237, 45205, 45208, 45227, 45219, 45220, 45202, 45229, 22 total
ZIPS IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA
85032, 85033, 85041, 85008, 85035, 85037, 85022, 85009, 85254, 85339, 47 total

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