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4 College Sophomore

Weather: Well...it's California so the weather is often very nice. Warm in the spring, hot in the summer and fall. Sometimes very cold in the winter. Sometimes an umbrella is needed if you do a lot of walking around campus

3 College Junior

Weather: We have hot summers and chilly winters, the air conditioning and heater systems are always on, but are not always appropriately set.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It's like the weather from Elk Grove: Hot in summer, cold in winter, and bipolar in the spring and fall.

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5 College Student

Weather: usually days are temperate. This is California so the worst thing you're gonna have is a little rain.

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5 College Junior

Weather: Fall and winter are absolutely gorgeous. Granted these are my favorite seasons. But the weather is perfect. Rains occasionally, sometimes windy, and can get down to about 40's in the winter. Spring and summer can be very hot. I don't do well with the heat, but there are a lot of great things to do during those times of the year, such as activities on the river and more events downtown, midtown, and in Old Sac.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 72nd
    Hottest Summers
  • 395th
    Coldest Winters

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Hilton Collins
Major
English
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Sacramento's climate is fairly moderate, except for the hot, dry summers. Winters are cold, rainy, and without snow. In the greater Sacramento area, you can count on one hand the number of times it's snowed in the past 20 years. Because seasons are pretty mild, people are lulled into a sense of security and disoriented when the weather becomes extreme. When rain comes down, it's generally light and uneventful, but every few years or so, it comes with a vengeance. Sacramento's had quite a few floods, so be prepared. If you're allergic to pollen, keep a low profile in the spring, because plant life abounds. On the other hand, if you like parks and the outdoors, you'll love Sacramento for most of the year. Just avoid the hottest months, and January, when it rains the most.

Blazing heat characterizes the Sacramento summer, so if you can't take the heat, you might want to go to school elsewhere. "But wait a minute," you might be thinking, "The average summer temperature is 74 F. That's not bad at all." You're right. It's not. But keep in mind: That's the average summer temperature, which means there are times when the heat rises to above average. And when it does, bring your fan. Sacramento has had plenty of triple-digit days. This is California, after all, and one thing it's famous for is the heat. Sacramento is no exception.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 72 °F
Spring - Low: 47 °F
Summer - High: 90 °F
Summer - Low: 58 °F
Fall - High: 76 °F
Fall - Low: 50 °F
Winter - High: 56 °F
Winter - Low: 40 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 1.52 in./month
Summer: 0.09 in./month
Fall: 1.11 in./month
Winter: 3.49 in./month
What to Pack
  • Bathing suit
  • Fan
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrella

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