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Carefree, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States of America (33.82228 -111.91759)

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Name: Carefree topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 33.79936 -111.96511 33.85724 -111.87386
Minimum elevation: 612 m
Maximum elevation: 1,081 m
Average elevation: 743 m


Carefree has a hot semi-arid climate (Köppen BSh) with hot summers and mild winters, avoiding arid designation by being located closer to the rain-catching central mountains of Arizona, so that it receives about 70 percent (around 5.3 inches or 135 millimetres) more rainfall annually than does Phoenix. There are 141 afternoons annually with highs of at least 90 °F or 32.2 °C, 63.4 afternoons of at least 100 °F or 37.8 °C, and three afternoons that exceed 110 °F or 43.3 °C. During the winter, 8.3 mornings will fall below freezing; the coldest temperature reported in Carefree is 15 °F or −9.4 °C, which occurred on January 13, 1963 and January 7, 1971. Snowfall, although infrequent can occur. The last measurable snow was February 22, 2019, accumulating 3-6" depending upon the elevation. Rainfall, is sometimes heavy during winter fronts or monsoonal storms; the wettest month on record is January 1993 with 9.37 inches (238.0 mm), which helped produce a record “rain year” total of 26.20 inches (665.5 mm) between July 1992 and June 1993; in contrast between July 1962 and June 1963 only 6.98 inches (177.3 mm) was recorded.

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