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USCG Training Center Petaluma


599 Tomales Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

In Petaluma, the summers are long, warm, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are short, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 39°F to 83°F and is rarely below 30°F or above 93°F.


The warm season lasts for 4.0 months, from June 9 to October 11, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is August 24, with an average high of 83°F and low of 52°F.


The cool season lasts for 2.4 months, from November 28 to February 11, with an average daily high temperature below 61°F. The coldest day of the year is December 31, with an average low of 39°F and high of 55°F.


The wetter season lasts 5.3 months, from November 1 to April 10, with a greater than 16% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 32% on February 20.


The drier season lasts 6.7 months, from April 10 to November 1. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 25.

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Cost of Living
In Petaluma, CA, the overall cost of living index is 160, which is 16% higher than the California average and 60% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Petaluma, CA, the city’s goods and services are 17% higher than the California average and 29% higher than the U.S. average.

Getting to Know the Area
Petaluma is a community of artists. Its compact geography makes it easy to experience them all. Given its Hometown USA vibe, Petaluma’s live music scene often surprises people with its depth and diversity. And behind it all, is a level of community support that adds authenticity to the mix.


In the downtown district, art is at the heart of the city. Visitors can explore more than a dozen galleries, many of them housed in beautifully preserved Victorian buildings. In midtown, the Petaluma Arts Center is a cultural hub featuring gallery and classroom space.


History shares the bill with live theater in Petaluma’s unique entertainment venues. Today, buildings from the turn of the century present a diverse range of performers from string quartets to Shakespearean plays. Or if you’re in the mood to unwind after a long day, there are wine bars and cafes with live music that pair perfectly with a Petaluma Gap pinot.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

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