Tehachapi, California 

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Climate in Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi, California gets 12 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Tehachapi averages 14 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 278 sunny days per year in Tehachapi. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Tehachapi gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 42 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 33
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 14 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Tehachapi is 8.1 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in California.

8.1 / 10
June, September and July are the most pleasant months in Tehachapi, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Tehachapi, CaliforniaUnited States
  12.4 in.38.1 in.
  14.3 in.27.8 in.
  42.2 days106.2 days
  278 days205 days
  85.9°85.8°
  33.4°21.7°
  8.17
  5.64.3
  3970 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 Tehachapi with an average high temperature of 85.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Tehachapi, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Tehachapi are June, September and August.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Tehachapi with an average of 32.7°. This is colder than most places in California.


In Tehachapi, there are 19.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.


In Tehachapi, there are 59.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in California.


In Tehachapi, 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 Tehachapi with 2.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 56% of yearly precipitation and 2% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.4 inches in Tehachapi means that it is drier than most places in California.


March is the rainiest month in Tehachapi with 7.2 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.6 rainy days. There are 42.2 rainy days annually in Tehachapi, which is less rainy than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 45% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 5% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 14.3 inches in Tehachapi means that it is snowier than most places in California. March is the snowiest month in Tehachapi with 4.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Tehachapi    7 Reviews
    Not my cup of tea - 10/7/2018
    I lived here for over 18 years before moving away and still don't miss this town. This town is great for the elderly and young families but not great for teens and young... Read More

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    Mountain Gem Between to Metro Areas - 6/28/2017
    Tehachapi is a Mountain Community in the southern part of the Sierra Nevada between the Central Valley (Bakersfield) and the Antelope Valley (Mojave, Palmdale,... Read More

    Great Family Atmosphere - 8/27/2015
    My family has lived in Tehachapi for 3 years and we really like it. Finding a rental is sometimes difficult, but buying is a little easier. Every town has its problems... Read More


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