The city is located on Highway 33, along the Interstate 5 corridor, and is approximately:
280 miles north of Los Angeles
92 miles south of Sacramento
89 miles southeast of San Francisco
45 miles southeast of Livermore
The City of Patterson and surrounding Stanislaus County area averages 12 inches of rainfall annually. Temperatures range from an average low of 38° Fahrenheit in the winter to an average high in the upper 90s during summer months. Spring and fall are mild with an average high in the low 80s.