Palmdale, California 

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Climate in Palmdale, California

Palmdale, California gets 9 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Palmdale averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 280 sunny days per year in Palmdale. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Palmdale 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 98 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 33
Rain: averages 9 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Palmdale is 8.0 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in California.

8 / 10
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Palmdale, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Palmdale, CaliforniaUnited States
  8.8 in.38.1 in.
  0.2 in.27.8 in.
  29.1 days106.2 days
  280 days205 days
  97.5°85.8°
  32.8°21.7°
  87
  6.24.3
  2657 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 Palmdale with an average high temperature of 97.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in California. In Palmdale, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Palmdale are October, April and May.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Palmdale with an average of 32.0°. This is colder than most places in California.


In Palmdale, there are 106.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in California.


In Palmdale, there are 48.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in California.


In Palmdale, 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 Palmdale with 1.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 56% of yearly precipitation and 3% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 8.8 inches in Palmdale means that it is one of the driest places in California.


February is the rainiest month in Palmdale with 5.4 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 0.3 rainy days. There are 29.1 rainy days annually in Palmdale, which is one of the least rainy places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 51% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 4% chance of a rainy day.


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





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    Reviews for Palmdale    35 Reviews
    Great place! - 12/3/2019
    I've lived here for nine years and I haven't had any problems. The weather is hot during the summer we get real Summers during the winter it's cold and it's sometimes... Read More

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    I WISH I COULD MOVE! - 10/1/2019
    I have lived here for many years and I wish I could move elsewhere. I have lived on both the east and west sides of this city. The west side is supposedly better and I... Read More

    Beautiful - 8/17/2014
    I live in West Palmdale, right by the mall and i just love it. The area is in need of more restaurants, preferably steak houses, a good old fashion Chinese restaurant... Read More


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