Arizona Climate Data, see below for individual cities
Arizona city precipitation totals
Avg Annual Precip
Avg Annual Snow
Avg # thunderstorm days
|Avg # hail days||Avg # severe thunderstorm watches per year||Avg # tornado watches per year||# of tornadoes reported in county, 1960-2010|
Arizona Precipitation Data
- Driest location ranked by lowest average annual precipitation: Yuma Valley, southwest Arizona, 2.63"
- Wettest location ranked by highest average annual precipitation: Hawley Lake, east-central Arizona, 39.62"
- Snowiest location ranked by highest average annual snowfall: Sunrise Mountain, northeast Arizona, 243.0"
- State precipitation record for 24 hours - Workman Creek, central Arizona, 9/5/1970, 11.40"
- State precipitation record for 1 year - Hawley Lake, east-central Arizona, 1978, 58.92"
- State snowfall record for 24 hours - Heber Ranger Station, northeast Arizona, 38.0"
- State snow record for 1 season - Sunrise Mountain, northeastern Arziona,1972-1973, 400.9"
- Yuma in southwestern Arizona is the driest city in the United States with an average of only 3.01
inches of precipitation per year. Yuma is also the sunniest city with 90% of possible sunshine per year
- Flagstaff in northern Arizona is the eighth snowiest city in the United States with an average of 100.2 inches
of snow per year. This total is higher than several cities often thought of as receiving high amounts of snow -
Buffalo, New York (95.7"), Duluth, Minnesota (83.3") and Juneau, Alaska (95.3")
Arizona temperature averages and extremes, Phoenix climate records and averages, precipitation and temperature
data for all U.S. states and Top 10 U.S. climate extremes
Data sources: National Climatic Data Center, Severe thunderstorm / tornado watch data period is 1999 - 2008, NOAA Storm Prediction Center,
Tornado climate data - NOAA Storm Prediction Center, State lightning flash density average - 1997-2011, Vaisala