Sacramento has a Mediterranean climate - damp to wet, mild winters and hot, dry summers. The wet season is generally October through April. The mean annual temperature is 61.1° F, with monthly means ranging from 45.8° F in December to 75.4° F in July. Summer heat is often moderated by a sea breeze known as the "delta breeze" which comes through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

The high exceeds 90° F for 74 days, and 100° F for 15 days - all with low humidity. Snowfall is exceptionally rare in Sacramento. Precipitation falls 62 days each year totaling 17.93" on average, and nearly all of this falls during the winter months.

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