Sedona, Arizona 

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Climate in Sedona, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona gets 23 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Sedona averages 11 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 Sedona. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Sedona gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 59 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 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 32
Rain: averages 23 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 11 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Sedona is 8.0 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Arizona.

8 / 10
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Sedona, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Sedona, ArizonaUnited States
  23.0 in.38.1 in.
  10.8 in.27.8 in.
  59.2 days106.2 days
  278 days205 days
  92.0°85.8°
  32.0°21.7°
  87
  6.44.3
  4350 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 Sedona with an average high temperature of 92.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Arizona. In Sedona, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Sedona are May, October and September.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Sedona with an average of 31.9°. This is about average compared to other places in Arizona.


In Sedona, there are 58.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Arizona.


In Sedona, there are 58.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Arizona.


In Sedona, 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 Sedona with 2.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 33% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 23.0 inches in Sedona means that it is one of the wettest places in Arizona.


August is the rainiest month in Sedona with 9.9 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 1.6 rainy days. There are 59.2 rainy days annually in Sedona, which is rainier than most places in Arizona. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 10.8 inches in Sedona means that it is snowier than most places in Arizona. March is the snowiest month in Sedona with 2.7 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Sedona    33 Reviews
    Forget Sedona - 4/28/2020
    May have been nice years ago, but today, not-so-much. Sedona has high sales taxes, high gas prices, heavy traffic, air pollution (ozone), and not enough doctors in the... Read More

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    The rocks thing gets old - 8/19/2019
    I lived there and left. Too many touristy non authentic shops, retirees.... Read More

    Unique and Very Livable for Some - 7/11/2019
    Sedona is a unique and beautiful place, but it is not for everyone. It has lots of natural beauty, including many options for hiking and biking. The population has an... Read More


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