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Climate in Santa Cruz County, Arizona

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

Santa Cruz County averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 284 sunny days per year in Santa Cruz County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Santa Cruz County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 61 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 93 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 32
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Santa Cruz County is 8.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Arizona.

8.1 / 10
April, October and May are the most pleasant months in Santa Cruz County, while July and June are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Santa Cruz, ArizonaUnited States
  17.9 in.38.1 in.
  1.0 in.27.8 in.
  60.6 days106.2 days
  284 days205 days
  93.1°85.8°
  31.7°21.7°
  8.17
  6.64.3
  4544 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.


June is the hottest month for Santa Cruz County with an average high temperature of 94.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Arizona. In Santa Cruz County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Santa Cruz County are April, October and March.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Santa Cruz County with an average of 31.6°. This is about average compared to other places in Arizona.


In Santa Cruz County, there are 89.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Arizona.


In Santa Cruz County, there are 61.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Arizona.


In Santa Cruz County, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Arizona.


July is the wettest month in Santa Cruz County with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is May with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 49% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 17.9 inches in Santa Cruz County means that it is wetter than most places in Arizona.


August is the rainiest month in Santa Cruz County with 12.7 days of rain, and May is the driest month with only 1.6 rainy days. There are 60.6 rainy days annually in Santa Cruz County, which is rainier than most places in Arizona. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 45% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 12% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 1.0 inches in Santa Cruz County means that it is about average compared to other places in Arizona. December is the snowiest month in Santa Cruz County with 0.3 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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