Daily high temperatures increase by 3°F, from 85°F to 87°F, rarely falling below 81°F or exceeding 91°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 73°F, rarely falling below 70°F or exceeding 76°F.
For reference, on February 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Pilar typically range from 77°F to 91°F, while on August 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 71°F to 83°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in September
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.
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.
The month of September in Pilar experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 27% to 31%.
The clearest day of the month is September 4, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 74% of the time.
For reference, on April 23, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 63%, while on July 12, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 77%.
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Pilar, the chance of a wet day over the course of September is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 22% and ending it at 8%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 56% on June 18, and its lowest chance is 5% on December 1.
Probability of Precipitation in September
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).
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 September in Pilar is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 1.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.8 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 0.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in September
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.
Over the course of September in Pilar, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is September 1, with 11 hours, 58 minutes of daylight and the longest day is September 30, with 12 hours, 9 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in September
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.
The latest sunrise of the month in Pilar is 5:22 AM on September 1 and the earliest sunrise is 16 minutes earlier at 5:06 AM on September 30.
The latest sunset is 5:20 PM on September 1 and the earliest sunset is 4 minutes earlier at 5:15 PM on September 30.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Pilar during 2019.
For reference, on December 22, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:03 AM and sets 12 hours, 33 minutes later, at 5:35 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 5:31 AM and sets 11 hours, 42 minutes later, at 5:13 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in September
The solar day over the course of September. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.
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 Pilar is essentially constant during September, remaining within 1% of 96% throughout.
The lowest chance of a muggy day during September is 96% on September 22.
For reference, on February 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on September 21, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 96% of the time.
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
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 Pilar is essentially constant during September, remaining around 12.1 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on October 30, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.3 miles per hour, while on April 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in September
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
The hourly average wind direction in Pilar throughout September is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 82% on September 30.
Wind Direction in September
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).
Pilar 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 Pilar is essentially constant during September, remaining around 79°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in September
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
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).
Temperatures in Pilar are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in September
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.
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 Pilar are rapidly increasing during September, increasing by 819°F, from 1,640°F to 2,459°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in September
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of September, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
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 Pilar is gradually increasing during September, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 6.7 kWh to 7.3 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in September
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Pilar are -7.267 deg latitude, -35.260 deg longitude, and 233 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Pilar contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 262 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 205 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (906 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,457 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Pilar is covered by cropland (42%), grassland (23%), shrubs (18%), and trees (17%), within 10 miles by cropland (35%) and shrubs (25%), and within 50 miles by cropland (26%) and water (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Pilar 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Pilar.
The estimated value at Pilar is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Pilar and a given station.
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.
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