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Crown King, Arizona
Unincorporated community
Crown King Saloon
Crown King Saloon
Crown King, Arizona is located in Arizona
Crown King, Arizona
Crown King, Arizona
Location in Arizona
Crown King, Arizona is located in the United States
Crown King, Arizona
Crown King, Arizona
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Arizona
County Yavapai
Founded 1875
Named for Crowned King Mine
Elevation
5,771 ft (1,759 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 133
Time zone UTC-7 (MST (no DST))
Post Office opened July 29, 1888
Post Office closed May 15, 1954
GNIS feature ID 28197

Crown King is an unincorporated community in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States, located at an elevation of 5,771 feet (1,759 m). Crown King has a ZIP Code of 86343; in 2000, the population of the 86343 ZCTA was 133. The site of a former gold mining town, Crown King is 28 miles west of Interstate 17 on Senator Highway, high in the Bradshaw Mountains. The community is named after the Crowned King mine, but the name was shortened to Crown King in 1888. Horsethief Basin Lake resides 6.5 miles southeast of Crown King on Crown King Rd/Forest 259 Rd.

Climate

According to the Köppen climate classification system, Crown King has a Mediterranean climate, classified as Csb on climate maps. It is atypical of this type because its dry season only covers the first half of summer and is followed by heavy monsoonal thunderstorms in July and August.

An exposed location relative to moist southerly airflows from the Gulf of California gives Crown King among the highest precipitation in Arizona – in fact it holds the official state record for the most precipitation in one calendar month with 16.95 inches (430.5 mm) in August 1951, and the station has thrice approached this record with 16.21 inches (411.7 mm) in December 1967 (including 87.3 inches or 2.22 metres of snow), 16.63 inches (422.4 mm) in February 1980 and 16.75 inches (425.4 mm) in January 1993. The wettest days have been April 17, 1917 with 7.65 inches (194.3 mm) and December 31, 1948 with 7.10 inches (180.3 mm). The wettest calendar year has been 1978 with 56.42 inches (1,433.1 mm) and the driest 1960 with 14.31 inches (363.5 mm).

Snowfall can be heavy, with 116.2 inches (2.95 m) falling in January 1949, although in general snow cover is minimal due to relatively warm days in winter.

Climate data for Crown King, Arizona (1914-1995)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 70
(21.1)
75
(23.9)
79
(26.1)
85
(29.4)
94
(34.4)
104
(40)
102
(38.9)
101
(38.3)
94
(34.4)
90
(32.2)
80
(26.7)
69
(20.6)
104
(40)
Average high °F (°C) 49.0
(9.44)
52.0
(11.11)
56.9
(13.83)
66.0
(18.89)
74.0
(23.33)
86.0
(30)
87.7
(30.94)
84.4
(29.11)
80.1
(26.72)
69.7
(20.94)
58.2
(14.56)
51.3
(10.72)
68.0
(20)
Average low °F (°C) 25.8
(-3.44)
27.3
(-2.61)
30.4
(-0.89)
35.8
(2.11)
41.4
(5.22)
51.6
(10.89)
57.5
(14.17)
55.8
(13.22)
49.6
(9.78)
39.9
(4.39)
31.2
(-0.44)
26.7
(-2.94)
39.4
(4.11)
Record low °F (°C) −5
(-20.6)
0
(-17.8)
11
(-11.7)
16
(-8.9)
22
(-5.6)
31
(-0.6)
41
(5)
43
(6.1)
32
(0)
17
(-8.3)
12
(-11.1)
−5
(-20.6)
-5
(-17.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.34
(84.8)
3.16
(80.3)
2.91
(73.9)
1.43
(36.3)
0.60
(15.2)
0.46
(11.7)
3.37
(85.6)
4.38
(111.3)
2.11
(53.6)
1.48
(37.6)
1.89
(48)
3.34
(84.8)
28.47
(723.1)
Snowfall inches (cm) 9.9
(25.1)
7.8
(19.8)
6.7
(17)
2.1
(5.3)
0.1
(0.3)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.3
(0.8)
2.1
(5.3)
8.2
(20.8)
37.2
(94.5)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 inch) 5 5 5 3 2 2 9 9 5 3 3 4 55
Source: Western Regional Climate Center
Htlake
Horsethief Lake near Crown King, Arizona.


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