Average Weather in August in Whitney Nevada, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 105°F to 101°F, rarely falling below 94°F or exceeding 111°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 81°F to 76°F, rarely falling below 69°F or exceeding 87°F.
For reference, on July 12, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Whitney typically range from 81°F to 106°F, while on December 25, the coldest day of the year, they range from 38°F to 57°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in August
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on August. 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 August
The month of August in Whitney experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 19% to 15%.
The clearest day of the month is August 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 85% of the time.
For reference, on February 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 39%, while on June 20, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 88%.
Cloud Cover Categories in August
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 Whitney, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is essentially constant, remaining around 9% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 12% on February 22, and its lowest chance is 1% on June 12.
Probability of Precipitation in August
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during August in Whitney is essentially constant, remaining about 0.5 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.3 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 0.5 inches on August 14.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in Whitney, 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, 0 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 0 seconds, and weekly decrease of 14 minutes, 0 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 12 hours, 57 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 13 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month in Whitney is 5:47 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 24 minutes later at 6:11 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 7:44 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 36 minutes earlier at 7:08 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Whitney during 2020, but it neither starts nor ends during August, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:23 AM and sets 14 hours, 37 minutes later, at 8:00 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:47 AM and sets 9 hours, 42 minutes later, at 4:29 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Whitney is essentially constant during August, remaining around 4% throughout.
The highest chance of a muggy day during August is 4% on August 5.
For reference, on August 5, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 4% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in August
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Whitney is essentially constant during August, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 7.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.4 miles per hour, while on August 27, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.2 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during August is 7.2 miles per hour on August 27.
Average Wind Speed in August
The hourly average wind direction in Whitney throughout August is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 55% on August 4.
Wind Direction in August
The growing season in Whitney typically lasts for 11 months (320 days), from around January 24 to around December 9, rarely starting after February 18, or ending before November 19.
The month of August in Whitney is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in August
The average accumulated growing degree days in Whitney are very rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 1,026°F, from 4,064°F to 5,090°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in August
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Whitney is gradually decreasing during August, falling by 0.7 kWh, from 7.6 kWh to 6.8 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Whitney are 36.098 deg latitude, -115.036 deg longitude, and 1,696 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Whitney contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 328 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,665 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,838 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (11,234 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Whitney is covered by shrubs (74%) and artificial surfaces (20%), within 10 miles by shrubs (73%) and artificial surfaces (24%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (92%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Whitney 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Whitney.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Whitney 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 Whitney is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Whitney and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: McCarran International Airport (30%, 12 kilometers, west); Nellis Air Force Base (33%, 17 kilometers, north); North Las Vegas Air Terminal (20%, 19 kilometers, northwest); and Boulder City Municipal Airport (17%, 23 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .