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Average Weather in August in Rawlins Wyoming, United States

Daily high temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 82°F to 77°F, rarely falling below 68°F or exceeding 89°F.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 53°F to 48°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 60°F.

For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Rawlins typically range from 53°F to 83°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 14°F to 30°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in August

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 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

Average Hourly Temperature in August in Rawlins18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMJulSepvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Kale, Turkey (6,448 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Rawlins (view comparison).


The month of August in Rawlins experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 27% throughout the month.

The clearest day of the month is August 20, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 74% of the time.

For reference, on March 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 53%, while on July 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 76%.

Cloud Cover Categories in August

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0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
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 Rawlins, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 14% and ending it at 12%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 21% on May 16, and its lowest chance is 5% on January 8.

Probability of Precipitation in August

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 August in Rawlins is essentially constant, remaining about 0.5 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.2 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.

The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.5 inches on August 19.

Average Monthly Rainfall in August

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 August in Rawlins, 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, 14 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 28 seconds, and weekly decrease of 17 minutes, 18 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 13 hours, 9 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 14 hours, 23 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August in Rawlins1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrJulSepnightnightdaydayAug 114 hr, 23 minAug 114 hr, 23 minAug 3113 hr, 9 minAug 3113 hr, 9 min
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 earliest sunrise of the month in Rawlins is 6:03 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 6:34 AM on August 31.

The latest sunset is 8:26 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 43 minutes earlier at 7:42 PM on August 31.

Daylight saving time is observed in Rawlins 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 5:34 AM and sets 15 hours, 13 minutes later, at 8:47 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:33 AM and sets 9 hours, 8 minutes later, at 4:41 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August

The solar day over the course of August. 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 Rawlins is essentially constant during August, remaining around 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in August

dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
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 Rawlins is gradually increasing during August, increasing from 8.5 miles per hour to 9.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on January 9, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 14.3 miles per hour, while on July 28, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in August

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 Rawlins throughout August is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 51% on August 26.

Wind Direction in August

Wind Direction in August in Rawlins1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%JulSepwestsoutheastnorth
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).

Growing Season

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 Rawlins typically lasts for 3.9 months (119 days), from around May 24 to around September 21, rarely starting before May 4 or after June 14, and rarely ending before September 4 or after October 9.

The month of August in Rawlins is very likely fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually decreasing from 100% to 94% over the course of the month.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in August

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frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
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 Rawlins are rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 477°F, from 1,162°F to 1,639°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in August

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of August, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 Rawlins is decreasing during August, falling by 1.0 kWh, from 7.3 kWh to 6.3 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August

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 Rawlins are 41.791 deg latitude, -107.239 deg longitude, and 6,857 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Rawlins contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,129 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,885 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,657 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,331 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Rawlins is covered by shrubs (100%), within 10 miles by shrubs (99%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (87%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Rawlins 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 Rawlins.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Rawlins 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 Rawlins is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Rawlins and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Rawlins Municipal Airport (98%, 3.4 kilometers, east); Dixon Airport (1.3%, 87 kilometers, south); South Pass (0.5%, 151 kilometers, northwest); and Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport (0.6%, 152 kilometers, west).

Other Data

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 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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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

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