Palmdale Weather

Weather in Palmdale

See below for a 7-Day weather forecast for Palmdale, California. The temperature in Palmdale, California, can be unpredictable. When you are going outdoors, you should be prepared with the most accurate Palmdale weather forecast, including the temperature highs, the temperature lows, the chance of rain or other precipitation, and the air quality. 

Erosion in Cienega Creek Watershed, Photo by David Tuggle, Cienega Watershed Partnerhsip, 2016

Palmdale, CA, can be very hot. Hot temperatures, like those in Palmdale, are often used metaphorically in the literature to express dependability. In the book of Job, Job complains about the undependability of his friends using weather language:

The wadis evaporate in warm weather; they disappear from their channels in hot weather.

Job6:17, CSB

Job found his friends to be undependable, coming and going with the weather. A ‘wadi’ is a desert stream that comes and goes according to the weather. In Palmdale and other surrounding desert communities, there are wadis, but we call them arroyos, gulches, gullies, or washes in the American Southwest. When temperatures in Palmdale sour, our washes dry up, but when it rains, they return, and so they come and go just like the wishy-washy friends of Job. 

Please note the 7-day weather forecast at the top of the page. Often weather channels offer 10-day weather forecasts, but when weather temperatures in Palmdale change so often, the 7-day seems to be a bit better than the 10-day. 

As he who takes away a garment in cold weather, and like vinegar on soda, so is he who sings songs to a heavy heart.

Proverbs 25:20, MEV

This proverb speaks of the harsh cold that comes from the weather in Palmdale during the winter months. Palmdale, where our church is located, will have low temperatures on winter days, well below freezing, unlike most of our neighboring LA cities. Solomon reminds us in this biblical proverb that when you try to cheer up a person whose heart is burdened by grief, trials, and trouble; you are pouring vinegar on soda; you are steeling the coat of a man on a day when the weather is cold. 

Header photo of Palmdale Weather Mountain Road Scene, David Jimenez, 2017