Zip 85553 (Tonto Basin, AZ) 

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Climate in Zip 85553 (Tonto Basin, AZ)

Tonto Basin (zip 85553), Arizona gets 22 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Tonto Basin (zip 85553) averages 12 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 270 sunny days per year in Tonto Basin (zip 85553). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Tonto Basin (zip 85553) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 65 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 22 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 12 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 85553 zip code is 7.9 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Arizona.

8.3 / 6.9

Summer   /   Winter
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in the 85553 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Tonto Basin, ArizonaUnited States
  21.7 in.38.1 in.
  12.3 in.27.8 in.
  65.2 days106.2 days
  270 days205 days
  90.4°85.8°
  24.6°21.7°
  7.97
  6.24.3
  5118 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 85553 zip code with an average high temperature of 90.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Arizona. In the 85553 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 85553 zip code are May, October and September.


In the 85553 zip code, there are 45.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Arizona.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 85553 zip code with an average of 24.5°. This is colder than most places in Arizona.


In the 85553 zip code, there are 129.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Arizona.


In the 85553 zip code, there are 0.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Arizona.


Humidity in the 85553 zip code is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are August, July and September.


August is the wettest month in the 85553 zip code with 3.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 31% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 21.7 inches in the 85553 zip code means that it is one of the wettest places in Arizona.


August is the rainiest month in the 85553 zip code with 11.3 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 1.9 rainy days. There are 65.2 rainy days annually in the 85553 zip code, which is rainier than most places in Arizona. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 36% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 12.3 inches in the 85553 zip code means that it is snowier than most places in Arizona. February is the snowiest month in the 85553 zip code with 4.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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