What is the Sedona Weather like in Summer?

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty NRDS # 146013739

 

What Is The Sedona Weather Like In Summer?

2022 Six-Month Recap

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The Cottages At Coffeepot pool sits higher than the cottages below it so we get some awesome views of the surrounding red rocks. The developing weather is something we can see very well from this vantage point and gives us an astonishing look at the power of Mother Nature.

 

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The above image is Coffeepot Rock on the Summer Solstice

You can see in the image below, the comparison of the shadow on Coffeepot Rock

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So far in 2022, we have had 5 inches of snow. We have also received 3.25 inches of rain. The monsoon officially starts on June 15th, but we never see any real change until the second week of July. However, the monsoon kicked in right after the official start. We got much-needed rain at .79 inches. The entire state was inching deeper into drought conditions but this early monsoon has helped a lot. In fact, the Forest Service has lifted the ban on campfires in the Coconino Forest.

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As for the temperature ...

Because of the early monsoon, we only had 23 days of sunshine whereas last year there were 29 days. There were 5 days of rain. Since 2010, our weather station has only recorded 1.4 inches of rain total in the month of June. Because of all the rain we got, the trees were greener and the red rocks were redder.

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Once the monsoon comes, the clouds create a very dramatic backdrop for the Sedona landscape.

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This time of year, you never know what kind of weather you are going to get. But even when it rains, the average humidity is low. For June of 2022, we had 34% average humidity. The warmer temperatures do not feel hot or muggy because of the lack of moisture in the air. Most of the country will experience high humidity this time of year.

 

Sedona Borders The Colorado Plateau

 

Sedona sits on the transition to the Colorado Plateau

The monsoon should keep the temperatures down during the summer months. It is all because of the cloud cover. Our 100º temps are usually just above 100º. We can get a heat spell or two, but it is nothing like the Sonoran Desert that can get into the 110ºs for 30 days or more. After all, Sedona borders the Colorado Plateau. We have actually experienced the last day of 100º in July in 3 of the 10 years. We do not see a lot of 100º days once the monsoon comes. Summer is pretty pleasant in Sedona.

 

kayaking Verde River Spring summer

 

Besides my years of experience living in Sedona, I get all my stats from the website below. Rick updates it monthly and publishes a journal from the last month. He then moves it into a seasonal journal so that those moving here or visiting can better understand the type of weather they will get.

Sedona-Weather.com - Charts and Stats

Seasonal Weather Summaries and Videos

Ricks World Sedona sedona-weather.com

Check out this blog for more information on humidity and summer weather.

Does Humidity Make Us Feel Uncomfortable in Sedona?

You might also enjoy the article below...

Monsoon! ~ What is it? ~ How Does It Affect Sedona and Arizona

 

Comments (22)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sheri just wanted to stop in and let you know I love your photos and weather statistics, now with that said please add to it what is it at night when the sun goes down:)Endre

Jul 03, 2022 11:31 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have always enjoyed that chart, it makes it so easy to know what the weather was like in Sedona.  Zero days with rain in May is not good.  We definitely could use more rain in our area.

Jul 04, 2022 04:36 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Sheri... those photos of Sedona never fail to stop me in my tracks... you live in such a gorgeous area.

Jul 04, 2022 05:08 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib- Thank you.  Two of the photos including the featured photo were taken on July 3rd.  Some of our weather formations can be very interesting. 

Jul 04, 2022 10:00 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ed Silva - My neighborhood sits at 4500+ feet.  We are 20 minutes from the switchbacks which go into Flagstaff.  Some cactus have a hard time surviving because of the ocassional hard freeze we can get.  I love this area because we get 4 seasons.  All are mild.

Jul 04, 2022 10:05 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. - Great question!  There is around a 35º-40º shift from the warmest time of the day.  Example: July 3rd, the high temp was 94.8º at 1:37pm. The low was 59.3º at 5:55 am.  It is a slow drop at sunset.  It was 90º at 5:44 pm (sunset).

7 pm = 84º  - Anything below 90º with no sun is wonderful - no humidity.

8 pm = 81º

9 pm = 77º - Windows are open throughout the house

10 pm = 71º

11 pm = 69º

Midnight = 66º

4 am = 60º  - windows stay open all night - until 11 am at the earliest.  It is set to 78º inside.

Interesting fact:  The humidity is in the 75% range when the temps are moving to the lowest point in the early morning.  The humidity reaches the lowest point in the 20% range when it heats up.  It was 23% humidty at Noon and 91º.   This helps to create pleasant temps throughout the day and night!  Thanks for the question.  I wouldn't have known this.

Jul 04, 2022 10:27 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker - Most of the time I am driving and don't have the time to pull over to take a pic.  There are many amazing pics I have missed while working.

Jul 04, 2022 11:03 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Brian England - Thank goodness monsoon started early.   Your area got more rain than we have so far. But I will take what we can get!  Of course, Flag and Tucson got a lot of rain also.

Jul 04, 2022 11:06 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those photos are stunning, Sheri.  They are a testament to Sedona's beauty.

Jul 04, 2022 02:16 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

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Jul 04, 2022 02:16 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sheri, thank you for your comment loved it and shared it with Diane, wow 40 degree swing... yes tonight we could have our windows open too if it was not for all the illegal fireworks in our hood:)Endre

Jul 04, 2022 10:56 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Your photos are absolutely stunning Sheri. Views of those vibrant red rocks must be incredible in person!

Jul 05, 2022 03:44 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Jul 05, 2022 04:39 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Sheri - although I have never been to Sedona, I have been to Flagstaff and Phoenix and a world of difference in the summer.  The monsoon in the video reminds me of the heavy downpours we get in Florida during these summer months.

Jul 05, 2022 08:09 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you, Myrl.  Sometimes you just want to stop the car and get out and look at the beauty.

Jul 05, 2022 06:08 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Sheila,

Right after a nice rain the view is really stunning.  The air is crystal clear and the dust has been washed from the trees and the red rocks are a deep crimson.  Of course the smell of pine fills the air as well.

Jul 05, 2022 06:10 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you Roy.  Have a great week!

Jul 05, 2022 06:10 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

People looking to move into your area will surely benefit from your weather information and be awed by your stunning photos, Sherry!

Jul 06, 2022 11:31 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Sheri.

Keep cool and have an outstanding weekend.

Jul 09, 2022 05:26 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Sheri:

I always enjoy your posts about the weather in Sedona, and the beautiful photos that accompany them. I bet plenty of reader enjoy them too, especially those thinking about a move to the area!

Jeff

Jul 10, 2022 08:25 PM