- Arizona Primary Election is held on August 26th - Don't forget to vote...
- During Monsoon, check for closures in Oak Creek Canyon due to possible flash flooding or mud slides due to fire.
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~~ August 2014 ~~
August 2nd - First Saturday Art Walk -Jerome & Christie's BD
August 1st to 3rd - Sedona Hummingbird Festival
August 5th - Rick & Sheri's 42nd Wedding Anniversary!!
August 9th to14th - Perseid Meteor Shower
August 10th - Full Moon - 11 am
August 11th - Rose's BD
August 16th - Movie Group - Lee & Ed
August 19th - Brian's BD
August 25th - New Moon 7:13 am
August 26th - Arizona Primary Election
Summer 2014 - Weather
Monsoon "Officially" arrived on June 15th and ends on September 15th, however in weather circles, monsoon needs to have 3 days above a 55º dew point. There have been zero days in June at or above 55º dew point.
Using the previous standard, Monsoon arrived on July 3rd, 2014. There were only 5 days below a dew point of 55º in July. Monsoon is in full swing. The first 6 months of the year we have had only 2.18 inches of rain and in July we had 1.58 inches of much needed precipitation. We are still in a draught. Last Year we had 6.93 inches of rain by August. Through July of this year we have had only 3.76 inches. Our draught in this area is considered moderate. We need more rain. So far in August, we have not reached 100º. The 10 day forecast does not show the temps going above 96º. We may have had our last day of 100º temperatures. (July 31st was 101º)
See Sedona Arizona Weather Highs & Lows (above tab) - For More Weather Stats and Info
~ July 2014 Weather ~
High = 104 on July 2nd
6 days above 100º
July 6th was the only day below 90º for the month
Low Temp was 57º on July 21st
The average temp was 77.6º
There was 1.58 inches of RAIN for the entire month of July
See Sedona Arizona Weather Highs & Lows for more weather and monsoon information. Go to the "Sedona Weather" tab in the menu.
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Restaurants in Sedona Area with Viewer Recommendations
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Sedona The Movie - If you love Sedona, you will enjoy seeing the different areas where this movie was filmed.
Sedona International Film Festival - Starts the third Saturday of February and goes for 9 days. You will enjoy the special films and events that are previewed at different venues around Sedona. The Mary Fisher Theater previews independent films and other artistic events all year long. Tickets and ticket packages can be purchased. Check the website for more details.
Verde Valley Wine Trail - Northern Arizona specifically the Verde Valley, is the heart of the wine industry in Arizona. The climate, altitude, and soil conditions are right for magnificent wine production that compares favorably with Napa Valley area of California. There are 4 wineries and 4 tasting rooms in the Verde Valley area.
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National Weather Map
Scroll Down page for Sedona Arizona Weather Highs & Lows for 2011 ~ 2012 ~ 2013 ~ 2014
- 2013 Final
- Hi - Lo Weather Statistics Comparison
- Monsoon Info
My weather station is DW6167 on the Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP)
Weather Underground has improved the weather information for local weather stations
My Station ID for the Weather Underground is available; see call sign KAZSEDON7 below.
2013 Final Temperature & Precipitation Totals - Sedona, Az - January 6, 2014
Here are the final Almanac figures for 2013. This info is taken from the weather station located at Sperryr.com in the CoffeePot Cottages in Soldier's Pass, Sedona AZ. Also, it should be noted that 15 inches of POWDER snowfall and 5 inches of WET SNOW translates to 1 inch of precipitation. Based on normal Sedona snowfall, I feel that 10 inches of snow = 1 inch of precipitation. So 2013 translate to about 17 inches of precipitation and in 2012 we had around 18.5 inches of precipitation.
Our rain was down over 2 inches when you combine April and July from 2012.
As for temps, the mean temp for the year was 1.4º less than in 2012 but higher than the mean average taken from the Almanac. I have added 2 years of data to my charts and that will provide more current and relevant data in the years to come. I have also added the high & low temp for the month to help show the range of temperature within each month. In June, we had a heat wave that created a record at the CoffeePot Cottage weather station. This also helped to boost the overall temp of June to almost 81º ! Only July in 2010 (83.6º) was higher. In the 4 years I have been tracking the weather, only 3 months broke 80º as a mean temperature. this is another reason why Sedona is pleasant no matter when you come. We get the seasons but they are milder during winter and summer than many other locations in the country.
During the monsoon - The Soldiers Pass area of West Sedona had 8.18 inches of rain; that number is down from 9.01 inches. This is .83 of an inch of rain less than the previous season. The temperature during the season was 1/2 degree higher overall from 2012 at 77.6º . This was due primarily to the record heat wave we experienced in June. The average temperature was almost 3º above June of 2012 with a record setting 109º helping to boost that number. July and August were cooler than the previous year because the daily cloud cover and rain helped to keep the high temperatures down.
Quick Monsoon Stats
Monsoon started June 15 and ended on September 30th --> 8.18 Inches of Rain
All Time CoffeePot Cottage Record Hot Temp 109.1º set on June 29, 2013
Previous Record Hot Day 105.4º
Precipitation for 2013 - We did not equal 2012 totals. Since 2010, we have averaged 3.94 in November & December. We only had 2.27 inches of rain in the last 2 months of the year, and our snowfall fell 5.7 inches short of last year. March of 2012 was unusually heavy at 16 inches so that is why we are behind the snowfall total. Because of that snowfall, we had a magnificent spring. There were no real freezes after that snowfall and the trees and flowers bloomed during the normal cycle. This lack of precipitation will keep us in draught conditions. Fortunately, we are not experiencing a severe draught. Because of these conditions, be aware of the water you use and conserve where possible.
Winter never came to Northern Arizona! We had 1/2 inch of snowfall on December 8th. This January, February & March were the mildest on record! Spring has been here since early March. Our tourism across the state has seen records due to the great weather locally and the extremely cold temperatures and record snowfall all across the country.
Flagstaff had around 5 inches of snow - normal is 100+ inches. The only snow Sedona received was 1/2 inch on December 8th, 2013. The warmer temperatures in the Pacific Ocean off the west coast (USA) prevented the winter storms from moving down the west coast. The polar air mass was forced to move south through Canada into the USA causing severe weather conditions through out the rest of the United States while sparing the southwest portion (California, Arizona and New Mexico) from having a normal winter.
Quick Winter Synopsis: January 2014 was mild. We were 6º warmer than 2013. There was only.06 precipitation and no snowfall!
February was the warmest February I have on recorded on my weather station. There were 15 days at or above 68º. This is unprecedented in my records. The average high is almost 4 degrees higher than normal. Our rain & snow is down 5 plus inches since November. There were 97 days without measurable rain since November. On March 1st, Soldiers Pass did receive around 1 inch of rain!
In April we had a cold front move through Sedona causing a trace amount of snow. Two days dipped below 32º. This is the first time my weather station has recorded low temps below 32º in April. We had another unprecedented dry month, receiving only .08 inch of rain. We should be at 7.89 inches of precipitation by the end of April. We are at 2.01 inches total. This leaves a deficit of 5.88 inches. May and June are historically the driest months of the year.
Sedona (CoffeePot Cottages-Soldiers Pass) hit 90º for the first time at 15:07 on May 3rd. We average 91 to 110 days at 90º + for the year. Our first day of 100º will come sometime in June and we will get 28 days or less of 100º. In 2013 we only had 16 days at 100º + . June has the hottest days of the year but July averages the HIGHEST low temperatures of the year which makes the mean temperature rise. We put the air conditioner on at night less than a handful of nights throughout the summer and generally the last day of 100º is around mid August.
Sedona has a "dry heat", especially this time of year. May 4th the humidity got as low as 8% at 16:30!
~ 2014 is being updated monthly ~
Quick Look of Weather Stats from 2011 through 2014
Temps - Hottest & Coldest Temps as recorded at Coffeepot Cottages Weather Station located at the end of Soldier's Pass
Hottest Temperature - 109º on June 29th, 2013 Longest Number of Days 100º Plus = 5 (June 27th to July 1st 2013)
(2011) - There were a total of 28 days over 100º through September. Season Total (2011) = 28, (2012) = 28, (2013) = 16
(2012) - 100º and over - May = 1, June = 12, July = 5, August = 9, September = 1 ~ Total = 28
(2013) - 100º and over - May = 0, June = 10, July = 4, August = 2 ~ Total =16
(2014) - !00º and over - May = 0, June = 7, July = 7, August =
Season Total by Year - (2011) = 28, (2012) = 28, (2013) = 16
(2011) - 1st Day of 100º = 6/21/11 ~ Last Day of 100º = 9/4/11
(2012) - 1st Day of 100º = 6/21/12 ~ Last Day of 100º = 8/15/12
(2013) - 1st Day of 100º = 6/ 6/13 ~ Last Day of 100º = 8/20/13 (2013) - High Temp for Year = 109.1º on June 29th - All Time Record
(2014) - 1st Day of 100º = 6/ 8/14 ~
90º and over but less than 100º (2012) - April = 3, May = 10, June = 14, July = 19, August = 17, September = 16, October = 2
90º and over but less than 100º (2013) - April = 1, May = 5, June = 21, July = 16, August = 21, September = 11, October = 0
90º and over but less than 100º (2014) - April = 0, May = 10, June = 19, July = 21, August =
(2011) - 1st Day of 90º = 5/27/11 ~ Last Day of 90º = 10/15/11
(2012) - 1st Day of 90º = 4/21/12 ~ Last Day of 90º = 10/02/12
(2013) - 1st Day of 90º = 4/29/13 ~ Last Day of 90º = 09/20/13
(2014) - 1st Day of 90º = 5/03/14 ~ Last Day of 90º =
(2011) - Total Days of Temps over 90º = 93
(2012) - Total Days of Temps over 90º = 110
(2013) - Total Days of Temps over 90º = 91
Coldest Temperature - Each Year - Number of Days Below 32º for the High
(2011) - January 1st = 5º - Only 1 day (entire year) was below 32º for the high
(2012) - March 20th = 19ª - Only 1 day (entire year) was below 32º for the high
(2013) - January 13th = 8.9º - 0 days below 32º for the high
(2014) - January 5th = 22.4º -
Days that dipped below 32º
(2011) - Jan = 19 days ~ Feb = 22 days ~ Mar = 14 days~ Apr = 0 ~ Oct = 0 ~ Nov = 5 ~ Dec = 21 ~ Total Days = 81
(2012) - Jan = 21 days ~ Feb = 15 days ~ Mar = 14 days ~ Apr = 0 ~ Oct = 0 ~ Nov = 6 ~ Dec = 21 ~ Total Days = 71
(2013) - Jan = 27 days ~ Feb = 24 days ~ Mar = 8 days ~ Apr = 0 ~ Oct = 1 ~ Nov = 5 ~ Dec = 24 ~ Total Days = 89
(2014) - Jan = 20 days ~ Feb = 10 days ~ Mar = 3 days ~ Apr = 2 ~
Days below 50º for a high (Over 40º is Sweater Weather due to low humidity)
(2011) - Jan = 5 days ~ Feb = 4 days ~ Mar = 1 day ~ Nov = 3 days ~ Dec = 16 days ~ Total Days = 29 ~ (only 1 day was below 40º)
(2012) - Jan = 3 days ~ Feb = 5 days ~ Mar = 1 day ~ Dec = 12 ~ Total Days = 21 ~ (4 days were below 40º for 2012)
(2013) - Jan = 11 days ~ Feb = 7 days ~ Mar = 1 day ~ Nov = 3 days ~ Dec = 9 ~ Total Days = 31 ~ (4 days below 40º)
(2014) - Jan = 0 days ~ Feb = 3 days ~ Mar = 0 days ~
Information on Monsoon weather - Sedona, AZ - Oct 2, 2013 - It seems that Southern Arizona, the White Mountains and the Phoenix metropolitan area known as "The Valley" get the brunt of the monsoon affects. It is amazing to see the haboobs (desert wind storms) kick up and tower thousands of feet in the air moving through the valley. Those storms are the pre-cursor to the rain and massive storm cells that develop from the moisture in the warm air coming off the Gulf of Mexico. In 2013, Sedona got 8.18 inches of rain from July thru September. In 2012, there was 9.01 inches of rain in the same time frame. So far in 2014, we have a long way to go to equal the 2012 rainfall.
Up in Northern Arizona, we get a lot of cloud cover and the storms move through but usually don't drop a lot of rain here in Sedona. Up in Flagstaff it is quite a different story! The area of Sedona seems to be protected. By that I mean that most of the rain falls elsewhere before it gets to our little city. But when we do get rain and storm cells it is a big deal around here.
Sedona Average High/Low Temps and Record High/LowTemps
Sedona Extended Forecast & More
Sedona Weather Statistics - for any date and time. The weather station is located in the CoffeePort Cottages in Soldiers Pass, Sedona Arizona 86336 - Yavapai County. Temperatures average 5º - 7º Cooler than Sedona proper.
Storm Chasers - Twister Chaser Jeff Piotrowski's website (twisterchasers.com) - Go here for ChaserCam™ when severe weather is happening.
Sedona Weather Almanac
Date: October 11, 2014
Where: Sybil & George
Time: 6:00 PM
Movies: Highlighting Helen Mirren
The Hundred Foot Journey
2nd Movie to be announced
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Food Assignments: Sheri, Lee and Sybil will co-ordinate -
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Ratings for movies reviewed in July
Highlighting Mathew McConaughey
- Lincoln Lawyer = 4.3
- Dallas Buyer's Club = 4.9
We had our meal and discussion outside and enjoyed wonderful August weather and beautiful views.
Lists of Movies Reviewed
Sedona Select Properties
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