December 2021 - Will Sedona See Temps Dip Below Freezing?

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty NRDS # 146013739

When Will Sedona See Temperatures Dip Below Freezing? 

(Above) - December 1st, 2021- Leaves Are Falling

  Watching the Japanese Maple helps give us some understanding of previous peak color seasons and why the peak may vary each year.  In the last two years,  our peak color on the Japanese Maple has gone well into December.  It really makes for a wonderful Thanksgiving because the color is pretty vivid.  This year, it made it through Thanksgiving but that weekend we got some unusual wind and the tree lost a lot of leaves. Within 3 days, leaves were falling on their own.

This blog post explains why the leaves can fall at different times during Autumn or Winter.  

Sedona Late Fall Color Soldiers Pass Sheri Sperry sedona luxury real estate 928.274.7355

 

One of my favorite things ...

Japanese Maple West Sedona December - Sheri Sperry sedona luxury real estate 928.274.7355

One of my favorite things to watch on my Japanese Maple is that the filtered sunlight can make a rainbow effect on different leaves.  Some leaves have multiple colors.  I think it is because the tree is so dense.  However, the leaves that dropped first this year were on the upper branches allowing the light from the sun to hit the lower leaves which were largely green.  The leaves that have not dropped yet, are all red now.  It is very interesting to see the process.    

Japanese Maple Comparison West Sedona Sheri Sperry sedona luxury real estate 928.274.7355

 

Charts For Sedona Weather through November 2021 

 

Precipitation By Month

2021 Sedona Weather Charts at-a-glance - Sheri Sperry Sedona real estate 928.274.7355

Sedona Temperature Almanac

 

2021 Sedona Weather Charts at-a-glance - Sheri Sperry Sedona real estate 928.274.7355

 

Number of Days / Month 

 

2021 Sedona Weather Charts at-a-glance - Sheri Sperry Sedona real estate 928.274.7355

 

November 2021 Weather Summary of Above Charts

  November - There were 27 days of sunshine bringing the total to 265 days for the year. Two areas that were very prominent were the higher temperature per day and the amount of rain we got in November. We had a total of 29 days in the 60ºs and 70ºs. In previous years there were at least 6 to 8 days in the 50ºs and much lower temperatures in the mornings. In fact, 2020 had 9 days of low temps below 32º before the sun came up with a low of 20º. This year, only 1 day was at 31.2º. As for rain, we only got 0.17 inches of rain. But that one day, it drizzled most of the day, so the ground got a good soaking. If we do not get any rain in December, this year will be ranked about 8 out of the last 11. However, we doubled the rain from last year. There were only 8.15 inches last year with no measurable snow. Whereas we have received 15.75 inches of snow so far this year.  

Will Sedona See Temps Below Freezing?

  In the last 2 years (2019, 2020) there were a total of 11 days each year where the temperatures dipped below the freezing temperature of 32º.  So far in 2021, there have been only 2 days total so far below 32º, one day in October and one day in November.  Most of December usually has temps that dip below freezing.  This is rarely a long event during the morning hours but it can be a hard freeze.  Plants and cacti can get burned through the short freeze.  In longer freezing events, plants will inevitably be susceptible to freezing conditions.  

Sedona - Cover plants in December, January, February Sheri Sperry 928.274.7355 Sedona real estate

 

It is December, Is It Time To Cover the Plants In Sedona?

  Another example that happened in the last 2 years during December is that 18 to 25 days each month, the temperatures dipped below freezing. So now is the time to cover the plants.  December 10th and the 11th should be the first two days that the temperatures will dip below 32º.  So act now to take care of your susceptible plants, bushes, trees, and flowers.  

Oak Creek Canyon form Midgley Bridge - Sheri Sperry Sedona real estate 928.274.7355

Oak Creek Canyon and View from Midgley Bridge

   

For More Sedona Weather Information and Previous Years

(2011 thru 2019)

Go to

Sedona-Weather.com

 

Original Blog can be accessed on SellSedona.com @

https://sellsedona.com/december-2021-will-sedona-see-temps-dip-freezing/

Comments (26)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Sheri. It is around 14 degrees in Chicago at the time of this writing. The view of the skyline is fantastic but can't compete with your tree. 32 degrrees is sounding good to me! Enjoy your day.

Dec 07, 2021 05:31 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Sheri... our weather has been totally crazy. We had a week of really cold temperatures and then all last week it was like spring. Last night I had to turn on the AC (in December!) and now we are in for cool weather again.

Dec 07, 2021 06:05 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri, your Japanese Maple tree is gorgeous, and especially when the leaves are changing.  Yesterday we dipped to 9 degrees, not as low this morning - 28 degrees.  Still no snow yet this year, amazing!

Dec 07, 2021 06:11 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with families considering a move to the area.

We are expecting some snow in our area on Wednesday.

Dec 07, 2021 07:20 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sheri,

Your pictures make me miss our Japanese maple.   I love all the colors and varieties they come in.  We had rain last night and we are rejoicing....A

Dec 07, 2021 08:11 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Sheri - we have two Japanese maples and they are the last to lose their leaves.  Some are still on even now.  I don't think I have covered plants but all are hearty perennials.

Dec 07, 2021 08:22 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - I remember that awful time.  We are in a different weather pattern right now.  The conditions are La Niña which should mean a drier winter for the lower states.  We shall see!

Dec 07, 2021 09:01 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS - This Japanese Maple is the best barometer to show me the seasons and what is happening.  It is fun to watch the different stages. 

Dec 07, 2021 09:26 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI - Haha!  Yes, even when it is snowing.  In fact, Rick probably has more of those pics and videos than any of the other seasons combined!

Dec 07, 2021 09:28 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Endre Barath, Jr. - There are a lot of people who feel the way you do.  In fact, I knew an agent who did not show any images of snow on her website.  I personally, feel that is a deceptive practice.  I have always lived in sunbelt states so I was worried that I might not be able to adapt to winter.  But this is not bone-chilling weather even when there is snow.  

Dec 07, 2021 09:34 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Michael Jacobs - I get a lot of questions about our weather and we have a weather station in the backyard. This is my husband's hobby and I get an earful! 

Dec 07, 2021 09:38 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Brian England - By the time you drive up to Sedona, the sun will have warmed the temps up into the 50ºs or 60ºs.  Normally, as soon as the sun comes up the temps move well above freezing. The snow does not stick because it is not frozen. 

Dec 07, 2021 09:41 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Wayne Martin - It is all about perspective! Haha.  Stay warm.

Dec 07, 2021 09:42 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker - That is some crazy weather.  I do not recall ever putting on the AC in December.  Usually, it stays off from October through April into May. 

Dec 07, 2021 09:44 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joan Cox -Cold weather is supposed to come through here starting on Thursday.  You might see some snow.  Flagstaff is supposed to get 7+ inches. 

Dec 07, 2021 09:46 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Roy Kelley - The forecasters say we are supposed to see some snow on Saturday morning.  It is very rare for Sedona to see snow this early.  

Dec 07, 2021 10:54 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel - We will be seeing that rain that you by Friday night.  It is cloudy right now with more seasonal temps.  We have been in the mid 60ºs to this point of December. 

Dec 07, 2021 10:58 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Grant Schneider - That is interesting.  Now that you bring it up, our Japanese Maple is usually the last to drop its leaves also!  

Dec 07, 2021 11:01 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

This year my backyard tree has been really late losing all its leaves.  Usually, they are all gone by Thanksgiving.  But, currently, half still remain.  And, this year, the leaves have been far more colorful than in the past.

Dec 07, 2021 09:03 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Such pretty pictures. Thanks for sharing. It is rainy days in SoCal. 

Happy Holidays to you and yours! 

 

Dec 09, 2021 02:17 PM