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Palm Spring weather in Xmas holiday

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Palm Spring weather in Xmas holiday

Please advise what weather will be during Dec for Palm Spring.

Can we see snow in Xmas holiday?

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London, United...
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1. Re: Palm Spring weather in Xmas holiday

Members here will be able to answer and answer it accurately but you would still be better posting it in the Palm Springs forum. While there you might even notice a few other topics of interest to you.

San Diego
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2. Re: Palm Spring weather in Xmas holiday

You may see snow up in the mountains above Palm Springs but there won't be snow in the desert. It may rain at that time or it may be beautiful and sunny . There's no way to know for sure until about one week before you arrive.

Arizona
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3. Re: Palm Spring weather in Xmas holiday

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will take you up to the top of the mountain that overlooks the valley and there should be a good amount of snow up there. Check the dates and hours of operation over the holidays before going and get there as early as you can to avoid long waits. Once in a long while will we see snow in the desert and even then it usually just dusts the ground and melts away.

Santa Monica, CA
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4. Re: Palm Spring weather in Xmas holiday

Here are some weather data. While we can't predict the future, at least trends from the past can help:

weather.com/outlook/…USCA0828

california
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5. Re: Palm Spring weather in Xmas holiday

If the rainy season has started, there should be snow at the top of the tram, and visible from Palm Springs. By Xmas you should be able to see some, if it is more or less a normal year.

In the Valley can be very cold at night (below freezing) but it's usually pleasant during the day. Be sure your lodging is heating their pool...this can be an issue if you stay at a VRBO but usually not a problem at the hotels. Still best to check with them.

Anaheim, California
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6. Re: Palm Spring weather in Xmas holiday

Here are links to the Palm Springs Forum, and then the Greater Palm Desert area. While technically Palm Springs is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area, it is a long drive from Downtown LA.

tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g32847-i179-Palm_S…

tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g2323038-i25009-Gr…

Shame that TA won't make a "Greater Los Angeles Area" Forum, as many people post questions in the city of LA forum when discussing the larger area.

…wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Los_Angeles_Area

Santa Monica, CA
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7. Re: Palm Spring weather in Xmas holiday

Don't worry, Darkbeer, we either answer or direct them to the correct forum. After all, we want to help visitors get the best information they can to make informed choices.

california
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8. Re: Palm Spring weather in Xmas holiday

Don't worry, many of us actually are familiar with the Palm Desert/ Palm Springs area, heck some of us are even DEs for parts of it..

Edited: 2:40 pm, November 10, 2013
Manhattan Beach...
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9. Re: Palm Spring weather in Xmas holiday

Angel,

I'm from LA, and am in the desert all the time, and happy to answer your question about weather in Dec. You won't see snow on the ground in the desert, but often that time of year you can take the tram up to the top of Mt. San Jacinto, and can find snow. We've been there the last week of Nov. at our Thanksgiving Holiday, and could make snowballs at the top and play in the snow. Be sure to bring some parka's or heavy jackets.

http://www.pstramway.com/

Here is a pic of a sunny day at the top, but always check the temps before you leave.

…travelpod.com/tw_slides/ta00/9b8/2a2/snow-o…

Santa Monica...
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10. Re: Palm Spring weather in Xmas holiday

No worries about posting here, I'm in Palm Springs every other month, my father lives there. You'll likely have gorgeous weather but we can't predict when the rain will hit. I've been in December, laying in the sun, but have also experienced rain.

Take the tram, for sure

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