Scotts Valley, California 

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Climate in Scotts Valley, California

Scotts Valley, California gets 36 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 255 sunny days per year in Scotts Valley. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Scotts Valley gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 68 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 39
Rain: averages 36 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Scotts Valley is 8.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

8.5 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Scotts Valley, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Scotts Valley, CaliforniaUnited States
  36.1 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  67.7 days106.2 days
  255 days205 days
  81.9°85.8°
  38.9°21.7°
  8.57
  5.24.3
  561 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.


August is the hottest month for Scotts Valley with an average high temperature of 82.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Scotts Valley, there are 7 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Scotts Valley are June, October and May.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Scotts Valley with an average of 38.8°. This is warmer than most places in California.


In Scotts Valley, there are 22.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.


In Scotts Valley, there are 16.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in California.


In Scotts Valley, 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 Scotts Valley with 7.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 59% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 36.1 inches in Scotts Valley means that it is wetter than most places in California.


December is the rainiest month in Scotts Valley with 11.0 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.3 rainy days. There are 67.7 rainy days annually in Scotts Valley, which is rainier than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 49% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 3% chance of a rainy day.


There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Scotts Valley, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Scotts Valley.





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    Reviews for Scotts Valley    3 Reviews
    mike - 6/16/2018
    Great weather and small town feel but it is changing rapidly... Read More

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    Wonderful Small Town - 10/8/2014
    Scotts Valley is an ideal, small town with many wonderful features. It's just 10 minutes from the beaches in nearby Santa Cruz yet doesn't get the wet fog because it's... Read More

    Nice place but not nice enough - 8/13/2009
    Great Climate. Never too hot or cold. Extremely liberal politics and high... Read More


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