Snowflake, Arizona 

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Climate in Snowflake, Arizona

Snowflake, Arizona gets 11 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Snowflake averages 13 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 272 sunny days per year in Snowflake. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Snowflake gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 62 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 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 21
Rain: averages 11 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 13 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

8.3 / 6.4

Summer   /   Winter
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Snowflake, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Snowflake, ArizonaUnited States
  11.4 in.38.1 in.
  12.5 in.27.8 in.
  61.9 days106.2 days
  272 days205 days
  90.6°85.8°
  21.0°21.7°
  7.87
  6.14.3
  5584 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 Snowflake with an average high temperature of 90.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Arizona. In Snowflake, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Snowflake are May, September and October.


In Snowflake, there are 44.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Arizona.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Snowflake with an average of 21.0°. This is colder than most places in Arizona.


In Snowflake, there are 138.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Arizona.


In Snowflake, there are 0.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Arizona.


Humidity is low in Snowflake, 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 Snowflake with 2.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 39% of yearly precipitation and 14% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 11.4 inches in Snowflake means that it is about average compared to other places in Arizona.


August is the rainiest month in Snowflake with 10.1 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 2.6 rainy days. There are 61.9 rainy days annually in Snowflake, which is rainier than most places in Arizona. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 34% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 12.5 inches in Snowflake means that it is snowier than most places in Arizona. December is the snowiest month in Snowflake with 3.5 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Snowflake    4 Reviews
    Wonderful town - 10/9/2019
    Snowflake is quiet, laidback, no traffic, no hassle. People are super friendly - restaurants, stores, services - everywhere you go people chat and get to know you. The... Read More

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    The quiet, peaceful lifes - 3/24/2019
    This is a quiet, slow paced town. Great for young and old families or retired couples.... Read More

    Snowflake Weather - 5/2/2009
    Snowflake is in the White Mountains of Arizona at ~5700'. Winter temp can get as low as -5 at night but always warms up at least 20-30 degrees during the day. Lots of... Read More


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