Average Weather in September in Colton California, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 7°F, from 95°F to 88°F, rarely falling below 76°F or exceeding 103°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 64°F to 59°F, rarely falling below 54°F or exceeding 70°F.
For reference, on August 17, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Colton typically range from 64°F to 96°F, while on January 8, the coldest day of the year, they range from 43°F to 67°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in September
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on September. 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 September
The month of September in Colton experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 12% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 10% on September 7.
The clearest day of the month is September 7, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 90% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 46%, while on September 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 90%.
Cloud Cover Categories in September
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Colton, the chance of a wet day over the course of September is essentially constant, remaining around 3% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 19% on February 20, and its lowest chance is 1% on June 20.
Probability of Precipitation in September
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during September in Colton is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.0 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in September
Over the course of September in Colton, the length of the day is rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1 hour, 1 minute, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 5 seconds, and weekly decrease of 14 minutes, 37 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is September 30, with 11 hours, 52 minutes of daylight and the longest day is September 1, with 12 hours, 52 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in September
The earliest sunrise of the month in Colton is 6:22 AM on September 1 and the latest sunrise is 20 minutes later at 6:43 AM on September 30.
The latest sunset is 7:14 PM on September 1 and the earliest sunset is 40 minutes earlier at 6:34 PM on September 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Colton during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during September, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:38 AM and sets 14 hours, 26 minutes later, at 8:03 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:50 AM and sets 9 hours, 53 minutes later, at 4:43 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in September
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Colton is gradually decreasing during September, falling from 3% to 1% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 31, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 4% of the time, while on November 3, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in September
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Colton is essentially constant during September, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.3 miles per hour, while on September 8, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.2 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during September is 5.2 miles per hour on September 9.
Average Wind Speed in September
Wind Direction in September
Colton is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Colton is essentially constant during September, remaining within 1°F of 68°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in September
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Colton over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 6, with a 65% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in September
The average accumulated growing degree days in Colton are rapidly increasing during September, increasing by 688°F, from 3,798°F to 4,486°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in September
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Colton is decreasing during September, falling by 1.1 kWh, from 7.0 kWh to 5.9 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in September
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Colton are 34.074 deg latitude, -117.314 deg longitude, and 1,033 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Colton contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 361 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,002 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,530 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,490 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Colton is covered by shrubs (59%) and artificial surfaces (41%), within 10 miles by shrubs (64%) and artificial surfaces (31%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (67%) and artificial surfaces (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Colton year round, 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
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Colton.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Colton according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Colton is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Colton and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: San Bernardino International Airport (67%, 8 kilometers, east); Riverside Municipal Airport (20%, 18 kilometers, southwest); and March Air Reserve Base (13%, 20 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .