Weather

Located on a high Chihuahuan desert knoll, Tombstone lies just north and east below the Tombstone hills. At an elevation 4,526 feet above sea level, Tombstone boasts one of Arizona’s best climates. Tombstone is normally dry and sunny most of the year but can receive showers most any time of the year. Typically, Tombstone receives about 14 inches of precipitation a year during two different periods, the summer monsoons (mid June–early September) and winter rains/snow (Decmber–mid March). One to three inch snow accumulations are typical for winter months; but rain is the more likely. It is best when visiting Arizona any time of the year to plan for any weather event. Wear clothing that can be layered and medium-weight jackets and umbrellas will help save any outing. Tombstone’s average yearly daily low is 49.6 degrees and average high is 78.5 degrees. The hottest month is June at 94.7 degrees average and the coldest month is January with 33.6 degrees average.  

Below is a listing of average daily temperatures and monthly precipitation:

Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park
Average Daily Temperature (Degrees Fahrenheit)
& Monthly Precipitation (Inches)
Month Temperature Precipitation
High Low
January 60° F 36° F 1.03"
February 64° 39° 0.74"
March 69° 42° 0.71"
April 77° 47° 0.24"
May 85° 55° 0.27"
June 95° 63° 0.62"
July 93° 67° 2.82"
August 90° 65° 3.07"
September 88° 61° 1.54"
October 78° 52° 1.29"
November 68° 43° 0.69"
December 60° 37° 1.08"