Climate & Population Facts
I love stats, graphs, virtually any informative data catches my eye. But today I thought I’d do a little research my own homeland and pass along my findings to anyone who might find the largest city in the Arizona Sun Corridor interesting… Phoenix!
Phoenix is located in the Sonoran Desert and has a subtropical desert climate. From late May through early September, temperatures reach 100°F on average for 110 days of the year. Highs top 110 °F or higher on an average of 18 days during the year.
Note: On June 26, 1990, the temperature reached an all-time recorded high of 122 °F.
On average, 67 days a year have overnight temperatures above 80 °F.
Winter months are warm, with daily high temperatures ranging from the mid-60’s to low 70’s. There are approximately only five days per year where the temperature drops to or below freezing.
Phoenix averages 85% sunshine and receives an average of 8.3 inches of rainfall annually.
Monsoon is from July to mid-September when humid air surges in from the Gulf of California. These storms can produce strong winds, large hail, and localized flooding.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau
Phoenix: 1,445,632 Arizona: 6,392,017
Beautiful Rural Arizona
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amy elizabeth, TBN Ranch