Sonora, California 

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Climate in Sonora, California

Sonora, California gets 41 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Sonora averages 8 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 262 sunny days per year in Sonora. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Sonora gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 67 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 32
Rain: averages 41 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 8 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Sonora is 7.8 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in California.

7.8 / 10
June, September and May are the most pleasant months in Sonora, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Sonora, CaliforniaUnited States
  41.1 in.38.1 in.
  7.7 in.27.8 in.
  67.1 days106.2 days
  262 days205 days
  91.0°85.8°
  31.5°21.7°
  7.87
  5.14.3
  1795 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 Sonora with an average high temperature of 91.0°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in California. In Sonora, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Sonora are October, May and June.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Sonora with an average of 31.4°. This is colder than most places in California.


In Sonora, there are 51.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in California.


In Sonora, there are 68.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in California.


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


January is the wettest month in Sonora with 7.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 52% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 41.1 inches in Sonora means that it is wetter than most places in California.


March is the rainiest month in Sonora with 9.9 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 67.1 rainy days annually in Sonora, which is rainier than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 43% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 4% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 7.7 inches in Sonora means that it is snowier than most places in California. March is the snowiest month in Sonora with 2.3 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Sonora    12 Reviews
    Better places in Motherlode - 5/20/2018
    While there are mostly good, nice people here, there is a very strong contingency of unwelcoming, closed-minded, "clan mentality" (clan with a C, not Klan that I know... Read More

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    Costly - 6/26/2016
    Sonora is more for those who are ready to retire and dont want to live in a big city. We have beautiful mountains lakes and rivers lots of places to hike and camp. The... Read More

    Meth, Thieves, Gangs - 5/15/2015
    This used to be a quiet great place to live until overrun with people trying to hide. Meth/gangs/theft are all a way of life now. Tuolumne City has become a meth gang... Read More


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