canadian snowbirds

Average Phoenix Temperatures

Month High Fahrenheit High Celsius Low Fahrenheit Low Celsius
January 65.2 18.4 39.4 4.1
February 69.7 20.9 42.5 5.8
March 74.5 23.6 46.7 8.2
April 83.1 28.4 53.0 11.6
May 92.4 33.5 61.5 16.4
June 102.3 39.0 70.6 21.4
July 105.0 40.5 79.5 26.4
August 102.3 39.0 77.5 25.3
September 98.2 36.7 70.9 21.6
October 87.7 30.9 59.1 15.0
November 74.3 23.5 46.9 8.3
December 66.4 19.1 40.2 4.5
Average 85.1 29.5 57.3 14.0

We donít get too much rain in Phoenix, AZ. The sun shines about 300 days a year making the area intriguing to Canadian Snowbirds.

canadian snowbirdsCanadian snowbirds may or may not have ever heard of a monsoon.

A monsoon is a seasonal shift in the prevailing wind direction that usually brings with it a different kind of weather. The persistent wind flow is driven by a warm air mass with low pressure at the surface that forms over the continent as it is warmed by the sun. Generally, monsoons bring rain over the mountains primarily at night in July, August & September..

The Arizona monsoon season officially begins after the third consecutive day of dew points above 55įF. This usually occurs around July 8 with the monsoon continuing for the next two months resulting in about 2-1/2" of rain, about 1/3 of our yearly rainfall. However the monsoon varies from year to year in starting date, duration, and intensity. Many Canadian snowbirds may not be in town for monsoon season, since it occurs in the summer.

canadian snowbirdsIt is a nice break from the monotony of the summer heat in my opinion.

Once in a while we get a small dust storm! No real natural disasters for Canadian Snowbirds to worry about.

Canadian snowbirds that buy in AZ are pleasantly surprised that in AZ homes are not equipped with large coat closets. It isnít an oversight. We donít wear coats that often!