Living in saint george, we consider the area of the country that I live as the desert. Although it doesn’t look like the typical desert community, it definitely is. Saint George UT is in the norther arm of the Mohave desert. Going southwest from Saint George there is Mesquite NV and Las Vegas NV. No one disputes that Las Vegas is a desert town and chances are that it wouldn’t exist at all if not for the construction of Hoover Dam.
Temperatures in Saint George can sometimes get upwards of 110° F in the summer, but rarely. The one redeeming factor about the high temperature is that it is usually dry heat, not much humidity. Summer afternoons are sometimes very windy. The wind can be remarkably strong. If your misfortune takes you outside during the late afternoon, it can feel you are walking into a blast furnace.
Fortunately, today there is air conditioning to relieve the heat. Long ago, when the pioneers lived here and through the 60s and 70s, many of the residents of Saint George maintained homes in Pine Valley. The residents would live in Pine Valley in the summer and return to Saint George during the winter months. Pine Valley is a mountainous area about 30 to 40 miles north of Saint George.
The beautiful thing about living in Saint George is that the winters are very mild. The temperature rarely gets to 32° F. For example, I didn’t wear a winter coat one time this past winter. There were a few days that I needed a sweater but not very many. Another beautiful thing about living in Saint George is the scenery. There are the red cliffs just to the northwest of town, and Zion National Park is only about 40 minutes away from Saint George.