Cottonwood, AZ is located in the Verde Valley in central Arizona and boasts a unique climate. The summers are hot, but not as hot as some of the desert areas in the state; temperatures reach highs of around 86 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, but cool down to comfortable evening temperatures due to its higher elevation. Winters are mild with average lows of just around 40 degrees Fahrenheit. There is also very little snowfall, rarely more than an inch or two each year. All in all, Cottonwood has a pleasant climate that allows for enjoyable outdoor activities throughout the year.
Cottonwood, Arizona gets 14 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Cottonwood averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 275 sunny days per year in Cottonwood. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Cottonwood gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 52 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.
Summer High: the July high is around 100 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 28
Rain: averages 14 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Cottonwood is 7.6 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Arizona.
6.2 / 7.5
Summer / Winter
April, October and May are the most pleasant months in Cottonwood, while July and August are the least comfortable months.