Average Weather in July in Cordova Alaska, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 61°F, rarely falling below 54°F or exceeding 69°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 48°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 53°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 49°F on July 29.
For reference, on July 31, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Cordova typically range from 49°F to 62°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 21°F to 32°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in July
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
The month of July in Cordova experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 70% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 71% on July 11.
The clearest day of the month is July 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 32% of the time.
For reference, on December 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 76%, while on March 16, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 35%.
Cloud Cover Categories in July
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Cordova, the chance of a wet day over the course of July is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 41% and ending it at 50%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 66% on October 3, and its lowest chance is 40% on June 24.
Probability of Precipitation in July
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 in Cordova is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 5.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.8 inches or falls below 2.7 inches, and ending the month at 8.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 13.0 inches or falls below 3.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in July
Over the course of July in Cordova, 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, 54 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 3 minutes, 48 seconds, and weekly decrease of 26 minutes, 36 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is July 31, with 17 hours, 1 minute of daylight and the longest day is July 1, with 18 hours, 55 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in July
The earliest sunrise of the month in Cordova is 4:19 AM on July 1 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 5:18 AM on July 31.
The latest sunset is 11:13 PM on July 1 and the earliest sunset is 55 minutes earlier at 10:18 PM on July 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Cordova during 2018, 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 4:12 AM and sets 19 hours, 5 minutes later, at 11:17 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 9:50 AM and sets 5 hours, 41 minutes later, at 3:31 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in July
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 in Cordova is essentially constant during July, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in July
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 in Cordova is gradually increasing during July, increasing from 6.5 miles per hour to 7.1 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 8, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 14.9 miles per hour, while on June 25, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in July
Wind Direction in July
Cordova 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 Cordova is gradually increasing during July, rising by 2°F, from 55°F to 57°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in July
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 in Cordova typically lasts for 4.4 months (135 days), from around May 13 to around September 25, rarely starting before April 26 or after May 29, and rarely ending before September 8 or after October 11.
The month of July in Cordova is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in July
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 in Cordova are gradually increasing during July, increasing by 140°F, from 131°F to 271°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in July
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 in Cordova is gradually decreasing during July, falling by 0.8 kWh, from 5.1 kWh to 4.2 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in July
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Cordova are 60.543 deg latitude, -145.758 deg longitude, and 154 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Cordova contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,198 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 289 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (3,809 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,907 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Cordova is covered by trees (43%), water (37%), and sparse vegetation (13%), within 10 miles by water (40%) and trees (26%), and within 50 miles by water (49%) and snow and glaciers (12%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Cordova 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 Cordova.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Cordova 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 Cordova is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Cordova and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport (84%, 18 kilometers, east); Valdez Airport (11%, 71 kilometers, north); and Middleton Island Airport (4.6%, 128 kilometers, south).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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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