Gila County, Arizona 

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Climate in Gila County, Arizona

Gila County, Arizona gets 18 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Gila County averages 6 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 283 sunny days per year in Gila County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Gila County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 56 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 97 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 32
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Gila County is 7.7 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Arizona.

6.5 / 7.5

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

Climate Averages
  Gila, ArizonaUnited States
  18.4 in.38.1 in.
  5.8 in.27.8 in.
  55.5 days106.2 days
  283 days205 days
  96.6°85.8°
  31.9°21.7°
  7.77
  6.24.3
  4622 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 Gila County with an average high temperature of 96.6°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Arizona. In Gila County, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Gila County are October, April and May.


In Gila County, there are 101.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Arizona.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Gila County with an average of 31.7°. This is about average compared to other places in Arizona.


In Gila County, there are 64.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Arizona.


In Gila County, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Arizona.


Humidity is low in Gila County, and some people might find the dryness to be uncomfortable. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year. A very dry climate can lead to cracked, itchy skin and dry eyes.


August is the wettest month in Gila County with 2.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.2 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 34% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 18.4 inches in Gila County means that it is wetter than most places in Arizona.


August is the rainiest month in Gila County with 9.0 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 1.5 rainy days. There are 55.5 rainy days annually in Gila County, which is rainier than most places in Arizona. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 5.8 inches in Gila County means that it is snowier than most places in Arizona. February is the snowiest month in Gila County with 2.0 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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