Filled with saguaro cacti and bark scorpions, Phoenix, Arizona is a hub for Southwestern American life.
What’s wrong? It’s HOT. Most say, the summer months are TOO hot.
According to weather.com, the average high for Phoenix in January is 67° every year and the average high in July is 106°.
What’s good? Most people agree: Nine out of twelve months of the year, the weather in Phoenix is perfect.
What people don’t know:
- Grocery stores are busier after the sun goes down.
- If you don’t have a sunshade for your car windshield, you must not be a local.
- Hotels and resorts are less crowded in the summer vs. the winter.
- Traffic is lighter during the summer months. (No snowbirds!)
- Sandstorms are a thing during the summer monsoon season. They are also known as “Haboobs”.
- Gravel and turf are popular alternatives to grass for yard landscaping.
- On average, it rains 36 out of 365 days of the year.
- If you drive 2 ½ hours north, Arizona offers cooler temperatures. Due to the elevation, you can get down to a chilly 80°.
- Pools can get TOO warm to swim in during the summer. Pool “coolers” are a thing!
CLEARLY, none of this stops people from living in the nation’s 5th largest city.