Yuma Proving Ground Army Base
US Army Garrison, YPG, Yuma Test Center, Airborne Test Force, Military Free-Fall School, Special Operations Terminal, Attack Controllers Course, Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Support Laboratory, Aerostat
301 C Street, BLDG. 300, Yuma, AZ 85365
Yuma is noted for its weather extremes. Of any populated place in the contiguous United States, Yuma is the driest, the sunniest, and the least humid, has the lowest frequency of precipitation, and has the highest number of days per year–175–with a daily maximum temperature of 90 °F or higher.
Yuma features a hot desert climate with extremely hot summers and warm winters. Atmospheric humidity is usually very low except during what are called “Gulf surges”, when a maritime tropical air mass from the Gulf of California is drawn northward, usually in connection with the summer monsoon or the passage of a tropical storm to the south.
The sun is said to shine during about 90% of the daylight hours, making Yuma the sunniest place in the world.
On average, Yuma receives 3.36 inches of rain annually. On average, August and September are the wettest months of the year, while June is the driest.
In Yuma, AZ, the overall cost of living is 6% lower than the Arizona average and 8% lower than the U.S. average.
The city’s goods and services are 4% lower than the Arizona average and 6% lower than the U.S. average.