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Needles has very inviting weather from our Wonderful Winters to our Play on the River Summers.

We have our winter guests who choose to fly West for the Winter --- no shoveling walks and uncovering cars because there is NO SNOW here. It will be hard to find an RV Park with an opening during that time so make reservations early for your stay in the West. (RV Parks)

Our winter's are very mild maybe requiring a long sleeve shirt and a light jacket. Generally folks here wear "Shorts" from October to March (just check out our golf course!). A warm wave will even have folks sitting outside for the holiday's in November & December.

Our Summers are HOT! with Play on the River weather. Most will call it a "Dry Heat", that feeling of opening our oven door and getting a blast of heat in the face. A lot of businesses in the area cater to the hot summers with early hours to get people out early or have the availability to shop after the sun goes down.

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Climate

Needles, like Death Valley to the northwest, is known for extreme heat during the summers. Temperatures in Needles routinely reach 120 °F in late July and early August. The Needles weather station is frequently reported by the United State government's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as the site of the highest daily temperature recorded in the U.S. during the hot desert summers. Needles occasionally sets national or world daily high temperature records.

The mean annual temperature for Needles, CA is 74.0 °F

In January, the normal high temperatures range from 62 °F to 80 °F with corresponding lows of 40 °F to 58 °F. In July, the normal high temperatures range from 106 °F to 122 °F with corresponding lows of 82 °F to 94 °F. Annual rainfall is about 5.11 inches (130 mm).

On July 17, 2005, the high temperature at Needles was 125 °F, the hottest temperature ever recorded in Needles since record keeping began in 1940, breaking the previous all-time record high of 123 °F four days earlier (which prior to that, broke the all-time high of 122 °F which was set on July 2, 1967).

On July 22, 2006, about one year later, Needles experienced a record high low temperature, with a temperature recorded to be 98 °F at 5 AM with a high temperature exceeding 120 °F.

The record low temperature was 20°F on December 23, 1990.

There are normally 168.4 days with highs of 90°F or higher and 4.9 days with lows of 32°F or lower.

There are normally 23 days with measurable precipitation. The wettest year was 1965 with 9.50 inches and the driest year was 2006 with 0.70 inches. The most rainfall in one month was 4.72 inches in September 1976. The most rainfall in 24 hours was 2.55 inches on August 28, 1951. Although snowfall is very rare in Needles, 15.2 inches of snow fell in January 1949, including 12.2 inches on January 12, 1949.

The city is also known for moderate to locally severe thunderstorms during the monsoon season as well as humid conditions.

Needles is served by the National Weather Service's NOAA Weather Radio operating on 162.50 MHz from the Las Vegas National Weather Service.

Climate data for Needles, CA
Month
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Year

Record high °F

85

92

99

106

115

121

125

121

120

109

92

83

125

Average high °F

65

70

77

85

95

104

109

107

100

88

74

63

88

Average low °F

44

47

52

59

68

77

84

83

75

62

50

43

59

Record low °F

21

24

30

39

44

53

57

62

52

34

30

13

13

Precipitation inches

0.72

0.80

0.54

0.22

0.09

0.03

0.16

0.48

0.43

0.26

0.40

0.51

4.64

Source: http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/


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