Brilliant blue skies reign supreme in the American Southwest. The climate of Arizona is as diverse as its landscape. In Scottsdale, they promise more than 330 days of sunshine each and every year. That’s more sunshine and more outdoor playtime than just about any other city in the United States. Much of the southern half of the state and lower elevations has a desert climate. Winters in this area bring beautiful weather, with mild warm days (60- 70F) and cool nights (40’s). Summers can be hot with daytime temperatures of 100-115 degrees, and evening lows in the 70’s to 80’s. The higher elevations receive more precipitation, some in the form of snow during the winter months. The mountainous areas experience cooler temperatures with cold winter months. Dress in layers for your travels and be prepared for cool temperatures in high elevations.

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