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research thread about Arizona

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by 84gmcjimmy, Oct 9, 2005.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Hi,

    Just wondering if the Arizona members could do me a favour...

    Could you tell me what the average HIGH temperature is during Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter?

    Thanks.
     
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    Steve , we only have spring and summer in Phoenix metro :wink1:
     
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    Cut and pasted this for ya for Phoenix Metro :D

    New Year's Day
    Average High Temperature: 65
    Average Low Temperature: 40
    Chance of Rain: 11%

    President's Day
    Average High Temperature: 71
    Average Low Temperature: 45
    Chance of Rain: 16%

    Easter Sunday
    Average High Temperature: 82
    Average Low Temperature: 54
    Chance of Rain: 9%

    Memorial Day
    Average High Temperature: 97
    Average Low Temperature: 67
    Chance of Rain: 2%

    Independence Day
    Average High Temperature: 106
    Average Low Temperature: 78
    Chance of Rain: 7%

    Labor Day
    Average High Temperature: 101
    Average Low Temperature: 76
    Chance of Rain: 15%

    Halloween
    Average High Temperature: 82
    Average Low Temperature: 54
    Chance of Rain: 11%

    Thanksgiving Day
    Average High Temperature: 71
    Average Low Temperature: 46
    Chance of Rain: 13%

    Christmas Day
    Average High Temperature: 65
    Average Low Temperature: 41
    Chance of Rain: 15%
     
  4. fatbob

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    Sorry but we only have two seasons here. :haha: :haha: :haha:
    The 100* days start in April I think, and they end this month. ;)
     
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    Now up North they have 4 seasons , and down South they have 3 :D
     
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    That would imply that we actually have seasons down here in the desert. From about mid April to mid October the average highs are above 100 but usually top out about 120 or so.

    The other part of the year is cooling down to about the 70s and then the warming back up.

    If you like the cold Phoenix is not the place to be. :haha:
     
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    Well, technically there are 3 seasons in phoenix. Summer's comming, Summer, and Summer's over.

    It is getting cold at night now. I had to break out the scrubs (usualy jogging shorts) for PJ's tonight. No shirt still.
     
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    HOT, HOTTER, AND HOTTER THAN #HIT!!!

    Not much other than that!

    Rob
     
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    yeah i hear ya, it's been gettin pretty cold lately, what down in the mid to high 70's at night? :D

    very nice weather now, hope it stays this way for awhile.
     
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    You movin to a warmer climate? You asked the same about Texas. You know, if only you had a computer and you could get online you could get accurate results by searching the internet. Wait a minute.....
     
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    It doesn't matter. Arizona is full, no vacancy :haha:
     
  12. 84gmcjimmy

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    I know about the internet thanks... ;)
    I was busy doing other research about other things about it. I thought some guys could easy spend 20 seconds and tell me what I want to know, rather than searching 20 minutes and get a scientific description.

    Thanks guys.

    So in the summer does it get higher than 120? Or does it just stop around there? I read somewhere that you guys mostly wheel in the "winter" because in the summer its too hot. Thanks for taking time and sharing.
     
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    120° is about as high as it gets. It will break that but the teens are when it is awful. Just know that everyplace has a huge AC system (movie theaters are set for 70) and a backyard party is pointless without a pool.

    We wheel about 8-9 months out of the year, with one run in the middle of the summer that is usually a small disaster and we won't try it again till it cools off. The coldest our winter gets is about 32° overnight in jan/feb. The coldest high I remember is around 53. Usually you can get away with pants and a T-shirt if the sun is out (I have only lived in AZ so you might be swimming in december).
     
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    The coldest it gets is 32* eh? Thats how cold it was a few weeks ago here in the morning.
    If I did move down there eventually it should as heck would be different.

    How do you guys put up with the heat? I dont like being inside all the time, especially during summer.
     
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    It's just the reverse of your Summer/Winter. We stay in much of the Summer just like you guys stay inside much of the Winter. I seem to be less sensitive to the heat than most, and I work/play outside quite easily up to about 105-110 as long as the humidity does not get up. Over 110 and you can have it, I'll stay inside unless not given the choice. But the year I built my truggy cage/body, I was bending/cutting/welding it all up outside with no shade, climbing around in the bars welding and grinding most all day of 2 days and into the night, and the high was 117* ambient! :eek:
     
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    Yeah, that's the best part. You guys get tired of the cold and come down here, we get tired of the heat and head up there...
     
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    So it depends on how far south you are in Arizona for a lot of heat? More north and its a bit cooler? That sounds better...
     
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    It has more (but not totally) to do with altitude. You pick up about 5000 ft of altitude going from Phoenix up to Sunset Point, and then another 1000 or so going on to Flagstaff (in rough numbers).
     
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    Tucson also gets cooler , which is almost to Mexcio , sometimes snows in the desert there . I was at my Dads about a month ago ( Sauhaurita by the casino ) and it was cool at night already by the time the news was on :D
     
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    Down here in Tucson it tends to be 5 to 10 degrees cooler than in Phx...heck we had a white Easter back in '99...if you can believe that...got 3" by 9am...course it was all melted by noon.
     

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