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Sedona 2017 Final Weather Stats & Records

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and  Sheri Sperry Top Sedona Real Estate Agent Realtor

The Sedona Weather - Year In Review...

300 Days of Sunshine! 

Sedona Weather - Tracking "sunshine" as a statistic, was not easy. One has to be cognizant of the weather each and every day. To be accurate, this statistic needs to be recorded on a daily basis. My husband decided to take on this project for one year to see how accurate the claim was. Many areas that boast high tourism and lots of sunshine claim this statistic. But there was an inner curiosity to either prove or disprove the claim in Sedona. So the tracking began. As the year progressed, the days with sunshine were definitely going to be over 280 but 300 might be a stretch.  As it turned out, the lack of rainfall and more days of high pressure contributed to the credibility of the claim that Sedona does have 300 days of sunshine!  Learn more about all the weather statistics from Our weather station has records and statistics that go back to 2011 in many cases. If you are interested in learning more about the Sedona real estate market or, please give me a call or visit my website. Many people move here because of the pleasant outdoor weather which is present all year long. Sedona weather White Christmas


Winter 2016-2017

In 2016, Sedona weather precipitation was almost 26 inches of rain and 12 inches of snow. This is the most on record in the 7 years of tracking history of the weather station at the Cottages of Coffeepot. At Christmas, most people want a White Christmas. We were fortunate to get our first White Christmas which was very exciting and really capped off the year. It is extremely rare to see freezing conditions. The days warm up and our sunshine will melt ice and snow rather quickly. Some snow will stay in areas that get no sun at all. Don't be cavalier though. Winter conditions may cause ice in some area so be careful when driving or walking.

Winter - "Early" Spring 2017

The rain continued through the first 3 months of 2017.Sedona weather spring Another 7 inches dropped through March of 2017. When others are starting to get cabin fever, Spring had already started near the beginning of February and continued through the beginning of June. So discussing the "winter months" of January and February get mixed into the spring months of late March and April! The trees start blooming in early February. Our winter is more like most of the country's winter. With all the rain, Spring 2017, was really beautiful. Trees, shrubs and plants were blooming for many months. The temperature was very pleasant. There were only 23 days below 50º in the first 3 months of the year, (2 more days in December), normally the coldest months of the year. No days were below freezing for a high and only 8 days were below 40º. All but 1 came in January. Twenty-two out of 90 days dipped below 32º, and there was another 20 days in November and December that dipped below 32º as well. Since our weather is very dry with little wind, you can put on a sweater and be comfortable if you are out running errands. The high in January 2017 was 67º. We did get 4.25 inches of snow in January. If you are staying outside for a significant amount of time without going indoors, a hat, gloves and a winter jacket may be appropriate.  

Summer 2017 Sedona weather - summer monsoon

We had 23 days over 100º in summer. Fourteen days came in June. June generally has very little to no rain. Monsoon does not normally show up until the second week of July. The clouds and rain cool down the afternoon temperature. From July 10th to September 3rd, there were no days over 100º. Lack of Humidity Again, I can't emphasize this enough. We have very little humidity, even during monsoon. This makes higher temperatures less noticeable and why we tell people to drink lots of water. It is easy to get de-hydrated. When there is less moisture in the air, no matter what season you are in, you do not feel the heat or the cold. This is one of reasons people like our weather so much. You can enjoy the seasons without the discomfort of feeling the weather. The hottest day of the year was 110º. The heat spell lasted 13 days. But, once it was over, the days didn't even reach 100º. There was only one other day in early September that went over 100º. The first day of 100º plus temps. was 6/16/2017. The last day of 100º was 7/9/2017, (other than 9/4/17 which was only one day). We did get about 6.5 inches of rain during monsoon in July and August.

Fall 2017

Every season is beautiful in Sedona.sedona weather - Fall Aspens FlagstaffThe climate is mild but you actually get the seasons. Fall is no different. There is color through out the season. It starts in Flagstaff with the Aspens in early October and the change of color meanders down Oak Creek Canyon until you get to Sedona proper.  Fall brings out the visitors from near and far to enjoy the crisp air and beautiful color. The picture below is Oak Creek Canyon taken from Midgley Bridge. Visitors should plan months ahead for accommodations.  If you enjoy hiking, get to your area early or risk walking extra miles before you reach the trailhead. West Fork trail is absolutely gorgeous and is preferred by most residents and visitors alike.

Sedona weather - Fall - Oak Creek Canyon

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Sedona Final Weather Statistics For 2017

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Brad Thomsen
Big Bear Realty - Edmonds, WA
Real Estate Services

Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Wonderful post with terrific photo's

Looks like a fabulous place to call home.

Happy Selling!


Jan 07, 2018 08:29 AM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Lots of great scenery ....and weather in Sedona....well take anything above zero at this time of year !

Jan 07, 2018 08:29 AM #2
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I have never been there but have heard really nice things about it

Jan 07, 2018 08:41 AM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What an informative post on Sedona weather!  As usual your pictures are gorgeous.  A

Jan 07, 2018 09:01 AM #4
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel - Thank you!  I really get a lot of questions about the weather. Fortunately, when my husband had to learn all about weather for flying and really enjoyed it so he put in a weather station in the backyard. He provides me with all the info. 

Jan 07, 2018 09:22 AM #5
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

From the looks of it you have more real seasons than we have in Oklahoma City. I sometimes think that Autumn is only for one week here.

Jan 07, 2018 09:38 AM #6
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The weather sounds delightful especially after the last few weeks of Arctic chill here Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Jan 07, 2018 12:15 PM #7
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I think you live in heaven.... 

Jan 07, 2018 02:27 PM #8
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It has been gray all day and a wintry mix is coming tonight. 300 days of sunshine sounds lovely and is good for the disposition, Sheri.

Jan 07, 2018 02:28 PM #9
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Sheri,  I've been to Sedona and love it there. 280 or 300 days of sunshine ... I cannot imagine a bad day there ... even if it snowed.  

Jan 07, 2018 02:30 PM #10
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Nice job with this Sheri. Your weather should be another great reason to call Sedona're really giving us all a complete education about the area. My kids live in a high desert climate in Bend Oregon, not quite as warm as yours...but enough winter and such to keep it interesting. D 

Jan 07, 2018 03:04 PM #11
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

The data shows far fewer days over 100 than I would have suspected.  Your photos are always gorgeous, Sheri.

Jan 07, 2018 03:16 PM #12
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Sheri, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Jan 07, 2018 03:17 PM #13
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is great information to share with families moving to the area.

We have an icy Monday afternoon in Maryland.

Jan 08, 2018 11:20 AM #14
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