July Weather at St. Cloud Regional Airport Minnesota, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 81°F, rarely falling below 72°F or exceeding 90°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 82°F on July 18.
Daily low temperatures are around 60°F, rarely falling below 50°F or exceeding 69°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 61°F on July 20.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at St. Cloud Regional Airport typically range from 61°F to 82°F, while on January 22, the coldest day of the year, they range from 4°F to 22°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in July at St. Cloud Regional Airport
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on July. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in July at St. Cloud Regional Airport
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The month of July at St. Cloud Regional Airport experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 34% to 28%.
The clearest day of the month is July 28, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 72% of the time.
For reference, on February 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 61%, while on August 1, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 72%.
Cloud Cover Categories in July at St. Cloud Regional Airport
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At St. Cloud Regional Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of July is decreasing, starting the month at 38% and ending it at 33%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 41% on June 20, and its lowest chance is 7% on January 28.
Probability of Precipitation in July at St. Cloud Regional Airport
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during July at St. Cloud Regional Airport is decreasing, starting the month at 3.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.0 inches or falls below 1.3 inches, and ending the month at 3.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.4 inches or falls below 1.2 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 3.1 inches on July 30.
Average Monthly Rainfall in July at St. Cloud Regional Airport
Over the course of July at St. Cloud Regional Airport, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 51 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 43 seconds, and weekly decrease of 11 minutes, 58 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is July 31, with 14 hours, 46 minutes of daylight and the longest day is July 1, with 15 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in July at St. Cloud Regional Airport
The earliest sunrise of the month at St. Cloud Regional Airport is 5:31 AM on July 1 and the latest sunrise is 28 minutes later at 5:59 AM on July 31.
The latest sunset is 9:08 PM on July 1 and the earliest sunset is 24 minutes earlier at 8:45 PM on July 31.
Daylight saving time is observed at St. Cloud Regional Airport during 2021, but it neither starts nor ends during July, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:27 AM and sets 15 hours, 42 minutes later, at 9:08 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:53 AM and sets 8 hours, 42 minutes later, at 4:35 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in July at St. Cloud Regional Airport
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for July 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in July at St. Cloud Regional Airport
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy at St. Cloud Regional Airport is increasing during July, rising from 19% to 26% over the course of the month.
The highest chance of a muggy day during July is 27% on July 20.
For reference, on July 20, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 27% of the time, while on November 15, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in July at St. Cloud Regional Airport
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This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed at St. Cloud Regional Airport is gradually decreasing during July, decreasing from 9.6 miles per hour to 8.7 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 2, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.4 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in July at St. Cloud Regional Airport
The hourly average wind direction at St. Cloud Regional Airport throughout July is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 35% on July 2.
Wind Direction in July at St. Cloud Regional Airport
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season at St. Cloud Regional Airport typically lasts for 4.7 months (144 days), from around May 7 to around September 28, rarely starting before April 17 or after May 27, and rarely ending before September 12 or after October 15.
The month of July at St. Cloud Regional Airport is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in July at St. Cloud Regional Airport
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Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days at St. Cloud Regional Airport are rapidly increasing during July, increasing by 612°F, from 891°F to 1,503°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in July at St. Cloud Regional Airport
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy at St. Cloud Regional Airport is essentially constant during July, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 6.8 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during July is 7.0 kWh on July 10.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in July at St. Cloud Regional Airport
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of St. Cloud Regional Airport are 45.546 deg latitude, -94.060 deg longitude, and 1,020 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of St. Cloud Regional Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 98 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,018 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (249 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (682 feet).
The area within 2 miles of St. Cloud Regional Airport is covered by cropland (77%) and trees (19%), within 10 miles by cropland (78%), and within 50 miles by cropland (68%) and trees (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at St. Cloud Regional Airport, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
St. Cloud Regional Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Maple Lake Municipal Airport; Buffalo Municipal Airport; Princeton Municipal Airport; Little Falls, Little Falls/Morrison County Airport-Lindbergh Field; Litchfield Municipal Airport; Paynesville Municipal Airport; Hutchinson Municipal Airport; and Cambridge Municipal Airport.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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