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Top 5 Years for Monsoon in Sedona Arizona…

Sheri Sperry October 25, 2022

Last Day of Summer - Southern Belle and Lemonade

When It's The Last Day Of Summer In Arizona...

Do you know what that means? 

Last Day of Summer Beautiful Cactus


Monsoon is over, In general, many Zonies are glad that the triple digits are gone   In fact, Arizona is in a "cold snap" currently (Oct. 2022). Temperatures have been in the 70ºs and barely into the 80ºs for Phoenix. In Sedona, the temps are in the 60ºs and barely reaching the 70ºs.  Starting in October, the Snowbirds will be setting up camp and enjoying that wonderful warm winter sunshine that you only get in the sunbelt states.  The most popular states for the migration of Snowbirds for winter are Florida and Arizona.

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Sedona is a transition area.  Many people have second homes in Sedona to get away from the extreme temperatures of the cold or very warm climates.   Before the cold snap hit, temperatures were in the 80ºs with much cooler temps starting in the 40ºs, with some areas experiencing Mid 30ºs  during the early morning.  The leaves on the trees are already changing.

Soldiers Pass - Last Days At 90º or More

In Soldier's Pass West Sedona, as in some past years,  in 2021, our last day of 100.3º was August 5th!  Usually, there are very few days in August with 100º + temps. In August of 2022, August 1st was the only day that reached 100º.  However, we had a mini-heatwave on September 5, 6, and 7th. So the last day of 100º was on September 7th at 100.4º.

When there are many thunderstorms, the temperatures rarely go over 100º.  This year *Sedona experienced the 4th best monsoon in the last 11 years.   The Cottages At Coffeepot and Soldiers Pass average 6.41 inches of rain during monsoon (June thru September). This year so far, there was 8.63 inches of rain. The monsoon ends on September 30th.  However, we continued to have monsoon conditions well into October, primarily because of the hurricanes coming up the Mexican coast of the Pacific Ocean. As these hurricanes move north, the moisture moves into California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

Top 5 Years For Monsoon In Soldiers Pass West Sedona

2016 - 10.16 inches

2021 - 9.61 inches

2012 - 9.01 inches

2022 - 8.63 inches 

2013 - 8.18 inches


In Comparison, 2020 had only 0.91 inches of rain in those four months of monsoon!

Discover more at Sedona-Weather.com

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Tristan Happy and Sad Face



Quotes They Might Be Saying In Other Parts Of The Country on the Last Day of Summer...

"If it could only be like this always–always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe." – Evelyn Waugh


"I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this." – Susan Branch


“The tans will fade, but the memories will last forever." - Unknown


“With all these lovely tokens of September days are here, with summers best of weather and the autumns best of cheer.” – Helen Hunt Jackson


“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.”

– William Shakespeare

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*Sedona weather information taken from historical records of the Cottages At Coffeepot Weather Station.

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