Palm Springs is a desert city in Riverside County. As
of the 2000 census, the city population was 42,807. Golf, swimming, tennis,
horseback riding and hiking in the nearby desert and mountain areas are major
forms of recreation in Palm Springs. It is one of nine adjacent cities that
make up the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs area). Located in the Coachella
Valley desert region, Palm Springs is sheltered by the San Bernardino Mountains
to the north, the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south, by the San Jacinto
Mountains to the west and by the Little San Bernardino Mountains to the east.
This geography gives Palm Springs its hot, dry climate, with 354 days of
sunshine and less than 6 inches (150 mm) of rain annually. The winter
months are warm, with daily high temperatures ranging from 70 °F –
80 °F (21 °C – 27 °C) and low temperatures rarely dipping below
42 °F (6 °C).
Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Springs,_California
October 30, 2009 change by openbook