This report describes the typical weather at the Morey Field (Middleton, Wisconsin, United States) weather station over the course of an average year. It is based on the historical records from 2010 to 2013. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Middleton, Wisconsin has a humid continental climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by grasslands (60%), croplands (34%), and lakes and rivers (3%).
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 12Â°F to 90Â°F and is rarely below 3Â°F or above 95Â°F.
The warm season lasts from May 26 to September 8 with an average daily high temperature above 77Â°F. The hottest day of the year is July 13, with an average high of 90Â°F and low of 67Â°F.
The cold season lasts from December 1 to March 3 with an average daily high temperature below 40Â°F. The coldest day of the year is January 11, with an average low of 12Â°F and high of 30Â°F.
The length of the day varies significantly over the course of the year. The shortest day is December 21 with 9:00 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 21 with 15:23 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:17am on June 15 and the latest sunset is at 8:42pm on June 26. The latest sunrise is at 7:35am on November 2 and the earliest sunset is at 4:23pm on December 10.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in this location during 2013, starting in the spring on March 10 and ending in the fall on November 3.
The median cloud cover ranges from 22% (mostly clear) to 64% (partly cloudy). The sky is cloudiest on December 30 and clearest on July 29. The clearer part of the year begins around March 30. The cloudier part of the year begins around November 6.
On July 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 77% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 23% of the time.
On December 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 59% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 40% of the time.
There is either very little precipitation at this location, or the weather station does not reliably report the conditions.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at any time during the year at this location or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 36% (comfortable) to 94% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 24% (dry) and reaching as high as 97% (very humid).
The air is driest around July 7, at which time the relative humidity drops below 43% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around August 8, exceeding 93% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a year, the dew point typically varies from 6Â°F (dry) to 70Â°F (muggy) and is rarely below -4Â°F (dry) or above 73Â°F (very muggy).
There are two periods in the year that are most comfortable: The first is between May 13 and June 26 and the second is between August 13 and September 25. The air feels neither too dry nor too muggy during these periods.
Over the course of the year typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 17 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 22 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around April 9, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 4 mph (light breeze) occurs around August 8, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 11 mph (gentle breeze).