Weather Information

Average Annual Days of Sunshine  288 days

Average Annual Precipitation  22.96 inches (58.32 cm)

Average Annual Snowfall  108.8 inches (276.35 cm)

National Weather Service
(928) 556-9161 • weather.gov/flagstaff

Recorded Weather Information
(928) 774-3301

Arizona Department of Transportation
(888) 411-ROAD (7623) • azdot.gov
511 (in AZ) • az511.gov • Twitter: @ArizonaDOT

Arizona Snowbowl
(928) 779-4577 • arizonasnowbowl.com • Twitter: @AZSnowbowl

Coconino National Forest
(928) 527-3600 • www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino • Twitter: @CoconinoNF

Grand Canyon National Park
(928) 638-7888 • nps.gov/grca • Twitter: @GrandCanyonNPS

 

Tips for Flagstaff climate

  1. At high altitude the sun is more intense and it is possible to experience fatigue and shortness of breath. Drink plenty of water, rest often and wear sunglasses and a hat.
  2. Spending time outdoors at 7,000 feet can lead to sunburn on cool and cloudy days as quickly as on warm and sunny ones. Remember to apply sunscreen before you venture out.
  3. Make layered clothing a key factor when packing. Be prepared for possible (and sudden) changing weather including snowfall in the winter months.
  4. Now that you know, get out and enjoy the great outdoors.

 

What to Pack

Year-Round:
layered clothing appropriate for the season
sunscreen and sunglasses

Spring/Summer (April-August):
shorts or light pants
short and long sleeve shirts
light jacket, sweatshirt or hoodie
wide brim summer hat
raingear during rainy season (July-August)
comfortable shoes or boots

Fall (September-October):
long pants or jeans
long sleeve shirts
warm sweater, fleece, jacket or windbreaker
warm shoes or boots
hat and gloves for evenings

Winter (November-March):
heavy pants or jeans
long sleeve thermal shirts for layering
warm sweater, sweatshirt or fleece
winter coat, hat, gloves and a scarf
waterproof winter boots and heavy socks