Flagstaff Metro Area, Arizona 

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Climate in Flagstaff Metro Area, Arizona

Flagstaff Metro Area, Arizona gets 15 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Flagstaff Metro Area averages 38 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 290 sunny days per year in Flagstaff Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Flagstaff Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 63 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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 21
Rain: averages 15 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 38 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Flagstaff metro area is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Arizona.

7.4 / 10
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in the Flagstaff metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Flagstaff, ArizonaUnited States
  15.2 in.38.1 in.
  37.5 in.27.8 in.
  62.9 days106.2 days
  290 days205 days
  89.3°85.8°
  20.9°21.7°
  7.47
  6.34.3
  5910 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 the Flagstaff metro area with an average high temperature of 89.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Arizona. In the Flagstaff metro area, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Flagstaff metro area are September, May and June.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Flagstaff metro area with an average of 20.8°. This is colder than most places in Arizona.


In the Flagstaff metro area, there are 42.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Arizona.


In the Flagstaff metro area, there are 144.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Arizona.


In the Flagstaff metro area, there are 2.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Arizona.


August is the wettest month in the Flagstaff metro area with 2.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 28% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 15.2 inches in the Flagstaff metro area means that it is wetter than most places in Arizona.


August is the rainiest month in the Flagstaff metro area with 9.9 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 2.1 rainy days. There are 62.9 rainy days annually in the Flagstaff metro area, which is rainier than most places in Arizona. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 37.5 inches in the Flagstaff metro area means that it is one of the snowiest places in Arizona. January is the snowiest month in the Flagstaff metro area with 9.3 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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