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Clay Springs, Arizona
Census-designated place (CDP)
Country  United States
State  Arizona
County Navajo
Elevation 1,921 m (6,302 ft)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
ZIP code 85923
Area code(s) 928
FIPS code 04-00
GNIS ID(s) 27691, 2582759

Clay Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Clay Springs is 16 miles (26 km) northwest of Show Low. Clay Springs has a post office with ZIP code 85923.

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Clay Springs has a cool-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated Csb on climate maps. Winters are very cold at night and cool to cold during the day, with on average 3.7 nights below 0 °F or −17.8 °C and 171.1 nights below 32 °F or 0 °C. April to June warms up and is generally the driest part of the year before monsoon storms hit between July and mid-September. Typically 17 days will hit 90 °F or 32.2 °C, but minima are generally not above 68 °F or 20 °C due to the altitude.

Climate data for Clay Springs, Arizona (1971-1987)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 68
(20)
72
(22.2)
74
(23.3)
82
(27.8)
90
(32.2)
100
(37.8)
97
(36.1)
95
(35)
90
(32.2)
89
(31.7)
78
(25.6)
68
(20)
100
(37.8)
Average high °F (°C) 45.3
(7.39)
50.0
(10)
54.9
(12.72)
64.2
(17.89)
72.2
(22.33)
83.7
(28.72)
86.3
(30.17)
83.4
(28.56)
77.2
(25.11)
67.3
(19.61)
55.2
(12.89)
47.7
(8.72)
65.6
(18.67)
Average low °F (°C) 18.7
(-7.39)
20.8
(-6.22)
26.4
(-3.11)
30.5
(-0.83)
37.1
(2.83)
47.3
(8.5)
54.5
(12.5)
54.1
(12.28)
46.1
(7.83)
35.4
(1.89)
25.7
(-3.5)
19.1
(-7.17)
34.6
(1.44)
Record low °F (°C) −17
(-27.2)
−15
(-26.1)
−2
(-18.9)
11
(-11.7)
13
(-10.6)
28
(-2.2)
34
(1.1)
40
(4.4)
26
(-3.3)
10
(-12.2)
−21
(-29.4)
−22
(-30)
-22
(-17.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.33
(33.8)
1.35
(34.3)
1.91
(48.5)
0.58
(14.7)
0.94
(23.9)
0.31
(7.9)
2.30
(58.4)
2.33
(59.2)
2.07
(52.6)
1.61
(40.9)
1.65
(41.9)
1.47
(37.3)
17.85
(453.4)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 inch) 6 5 8 4 4 2 9 9 6 4 5 5 67
Source: Western Regional Climate Center

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