Joshua Tree, California 

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Climate in Joshua Tree, California

Joshua Tree, California gets 8 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Joshua Tree averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 282 sunny days per year in Joshua Tree. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Joshua Tree gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 29 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 100 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 39
Rain: averages 8 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Joshua Tree is 7.9 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in California.

7.9 / 10
October, April and May are the most pleasant months in Joshua Tree, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Joshua Tree, CaliforniaUnited States
  7.8 in.38.1 in.
  0.5 in.27.8 in.
  29.4 days106.2 days
  282 days205 days
  100.2°85.8°
  38.6°21.7°
  7.97
  5.74.3
  2736 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 Joshua Tree with an average high temperature of 100.2°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in California. In Joshua Tree, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Joshua Tree are April, October and March.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Joshua Tree with an average of 37.0°. This is about average compared to other places in California.


In Joshua Tree, there are 122.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in California.


In Joshua Tree, there are 14.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in California.


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


February is the wettest month in Joshua Tree with 1.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 45% of yearly precipitation and 13% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 7.8 inches in Joshua Tree means that it is one of the driest places in California.


February is the rainiest month in Joshua Tree with 4.5 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 0.6 rainy days. There are 29.4 rainy days annually in Joshua Tree, which is one of the least rainy places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 42% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 13% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 0.5 inches in Joshua Tree means that it is snowier than most places in California. December is the snowiest month in Joshua Tree with 0.2 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Joshua Tree    3 Reviews
    Born and raised till I was 14 - 8/27/2009
    1973 - 1987 Like any small town certain families have more pull. This was the case for what seem to even narrow more down to schools like Salazar & Dubose. It seemed... Read More

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    eclectic town in the middle of the desert - 9/25/2007
    went to crossroads, a local restaurant in town, and ran across some folks who are relocating to joshua tree from south carolina. they were in town to go to the art... Read More

    Outdoor enthusiasts "Place to be" - 9/23/2007
    Just 45 minutes from Palm Springs, Joshua Tree is 10 to 15 degrees cooler than the low desert, and is the gateway to Joshua Tree National Park. The city itself it tiny,... Read More


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