Rock Point, AZ Climate


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Rock Point, Arizona is located in an arid climate with hot summers and mild winters. The temperatures will reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months and can drop below freezing in the winter. Rainfall is low throughout the year, averaging only about 8 inches a year. The intensity of the sun's rays add to the dryness of the climate, making it even more difficult for plants and animals to survive there. People living in Rock Point must be prepared for extreme weather conditions during all seasons.

Rock Point, Arizona gets 8 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Rock Point averages 4 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 Rock Point. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Rock Point gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 34 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 93 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 23
Rain: averages 8 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

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

8.3 Summer - 6.1 Winter
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Rock Point, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateRock Point, ArizonaUnited States
  7.7 in.38.1 in.
  4.1 in.27.8 in.
  33.6 days106.2 days
  275 days205 days
  92.8°85.8°
  22.6°21.7°
  7.87
  64.3
  5003 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.

July is the hottest month for Rock Point with an average high temperature of 92.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Arizona. In Rock Point, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Rock Point are May, September and October.
In Rock Point, there are 55.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Arizona.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Rock Point with an average of 22.6°. This is colder than most places in Arizona.
In Rock Point, there are 113.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Arizona.
In Rock Point, there are 0.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Arizona.
Humidity is low in Rock Point, and some people might find the dryness to be uncomfortable. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year. A very dry climate can lead to cracked, itchy skin and dry eyes.
August is the wettest month in Rock Point with 1.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 7.7 inches in Rock Point means that it is drier than most places in Arizona.
August is the rainiest month in Rock Point with 4.7 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 1.3 rainy days. There are 33.6 rainy days annually in Rock Point, which is less rainy than most places in Arizona. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 4.1 inches in Rock Point means that it is snowier than most places in Arizona. December is the snowiest month in Rock Point with 1.6 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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