Zip 85259 (Scottsdale, AZ) 

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Climate in Zip 85259 (Scottsdale, AZ)

Scottsdale (zip 85259), Arizona gets 11 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Scottsdale (zip 85259) averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 296 sunny days per year in Scottsdale (zip 85259). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Scottsdale (zip 85259) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 39 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 104 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 42
Rain: averages 11 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 85259 zip code is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Arizona.

7.3 / 10
April, March and November are the most pleasant months in the 85259 zip code, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Scottsdale, ArizonaUnited States
  11.2 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  39.3 days106.2 days
  296 days205 days
  104.4°85.8°
  42.2°21.7°
  7.37
  6.44.3
  1556 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 85259 zip code with an average high temperature of 104.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Arizona. In the 85259 zip code, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 85259 zip code are March, November and April.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 85259 zip code with an average of 41.1°. This is warmer than most places in Arizona.


In the 85259 zip code, there are 161.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Arizona.


In the 85259 zip code, there are 4.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Arizona.


In the 85259 zip code, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Arizona.


March is the wettest month in the 85259 zip code with 1.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 36% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 11.2 inches in the 85259 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Arizona.


August is the rainiest month in the 85259 zip code with 5.5 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 39.3 rainy days annually in the 85259 zip code, which is less rainy than most places in Arizona. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


There is rarely any recorded snowfall in the 85259 zip code, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Arizona. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in the 85259 zip code.





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    Reviews for Scottsdale    1 Reviews
    Pretty Great Year-round But HOT in Summer - 5/18/2008
    I've read a lot of news articles and such explaining that many people are migrating to my home town because of the climate. Lately, people are (understandably) tired of... Read More

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