Tonopah, Nevada 

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Climate in Tonopah, Nevada

Tonopah, Nevada gets 6 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Tonopah averages 13 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 Tonopah. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Tonopah gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 36 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 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 20
Rain: averages 6 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 13 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Tonopah is 7.6 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Nevada.

7.6 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Tonopah, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Tonopah, NevadaUnited States
  6.1 in.38.1 in.
  12.7 in.27.8 in.
  36.4 days106.2 days
  285 days205 days
  90.5°85.8°
  20.2°21.7°
  7.67
  5.84.3
  6047 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 Tonopah with an average high temperature of 90.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Nevada. In Tonopah, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Tonopah are September, May and June.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Tonopah with an average of 19.6°. This is about average compared to other places in Nevada.


In Tonopah, there are 39.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Nevada.


In Tonopah, there are 144.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Nevada.


In Tonopah, there are 1.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Nevada.


August is the wettest month in Tonopah with 0.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 6.1 inches in Tonopah means that it is drier than most places in Nevada.


February is the rainiest month in Tonopah with 4.2 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 2.1 rainy days. There are 36.4 rainy days annually in Tonopah, which is less rainy than most places in Nevada. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 12.7 inches in Tonopah means that it is about average compared to other places in Nevada. January is the snowiest month in Tonopah with 3.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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