Pahrump, Nevada 

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Climate in Pahrump, Nevada

Pahrump, Nevada gets 5 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 285 sunny days per year in Pahrump. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Pahrump gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 26 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 102 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 31
Rain: averages 5 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Pahrump is 7.7 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Nevada.

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Summer   /   Winter
April, October and May are the most pleasant months in Pahrump, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Pahrump, NevadaUnited States
  4.9 in.38.1 in.
  0.4 in.27.8 in.
  26.1 days106.2 days
  285 days205 days
  2697 ft.2443 ft.


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 Pahrump with an average high temperature of 102.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Nevada. In Pahrump, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Pahrump are April, October and May.

In Pahrump, there are 124.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Nevada.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Pahrump with an average of 29.9°. This is warmer than most places in Nevada.

In Pahrump, there are 57.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Nevada.

In Pahrump, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Nevada.

Humidity is very low in Pahrump, so low that the dry air may be uncomfortable for some people. There are few days during the year when the humidity is even noticable. A very dry climate can lead to cracked, itchy skin and dry eyes.

February is the wettest month in Pahrump with 0.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 42% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 4.9 inches in Pahrump means that it is drier than most places in Nevada.

February is the rainiest month in Pahrump with 4.0 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 0.7 rainy days. There are 26.1 rainy days annually in Pahrump, which is one of the least rainy places in Nevada. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 40% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 0.4 inches in Pahrump means that it is less snowy than most places in Nevada. December is the snowiest month in Pahrump with 0.2 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Pahrump    27 Reviews
    Think Before a Move - 8/16/2022
    We moved to Pahrump about 7 years ago after our home in Las Vegas sold to the first couple looking at it, and we couldn't find a home there that we liked in our price... Read More

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    Pahrump has changed and it's grown - 2/5/2021
    Someone needs to update this information. Things have changed. The Town of Pahrump is making changes. No one wants negative comments about where they live, and the fact... Read More

    Great place...maybe? - 2/8/2020
    I lived Pahrump and served its Sheriff’s office for a very long time. When I moved there from California there was nothing. The only paved roads was 160 and 372. One... Read More

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