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Arizona’s Varied Climate

Arizona is famous for its desert and warm climate. What many people who have not been to the state do not know is that while there are places in the state that reach triple digit-temperatures for almost four months, and while a dry climate exists in most places, Arizona is not one big, hot desert. Phoenix, the capital city, definitely fits the hot, dry stereotypical desert. Reaching 100 degrees over 100 days per year, Phoenix gets less than nine inches of rain annually. Locals joke about having two seasons: summer, and extreme heat. While this is an exaggeration (Phoenix does go below freezing a few days each year), the weather truly is like summer for about two-thirds of the year.