Benson, Arizona 

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Climate in Benson, Arizona

Benson, Arizona gets 13 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Benson averages 2 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 278 sunny days per year in Benson. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Benson gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 56 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 97 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 28
Rain: averages 13 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Benson is 7.8 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Arizona.

7.8 / 10
October, April and March are the most pleasant months in Benson, while July and June are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Benson, ArizonaUnited States
  13.3 in.38.1 in.
  2.1 in.27.8 in.
  55.7 days106.2 days
  278 days205 days
  96.6°85.8°
  28.3°21.7°
  7.87
  6.44.3
  3586 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


June is the hottest month for Benson with an average high temperature of 97.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Arizona. In Benson, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Benson are April, October and March.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Benson with an average of 27.8°. This is colder than most places in Arizona.


In Benson, there are 114.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Arizona.


In Benson, there are 89.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Arizona.


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


August is the wettest month in Benson with 3.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is May with 0.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 46% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 13.3 inches in Benson means that it is wetter than most places in Arizona.


August is the rainiest month in Benson with 11.3 days of rain, and May is the driest month with only 1.8 rainy days. There are 55.7 rainy days annually in Benson, which is rainier than most places in Arizona. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 41% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 13% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 2.1 inches in Benson means that it is snowier than most places in Arizona. January is the snowiest month in Benson with 0.8 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Culture/recreation - 8/28/2016
    Originally first settlers were Mormon. Very family orientated. Students have nightly curfew at 11pm. Recreational events include 4th of July parade followed by... Read More

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    Beliefs - 8/28/2016
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