Average Weather in August in Jal New Mexico, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 95°F to 91°F, rarely falling below 83°F or exceeding 101°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 71°F to 67°F, rarely falling below 63°F or exceeding 75°F.
For reference, on July 1, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Jal typically range from 70°F to 96°F, while on December 31, the coldest day of the year, they range from 31°F to 58°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 Jal experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 32% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 34% on August 11.
The clearest day of the month is August 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 70% of the time.
For reference, on February 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 38%, while on June 10, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 80%.
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 Jal, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is increasing, starting the month at 18% and ending it at 23%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 24% on September 8, and its lowest chance is 5% on November 21.
Probability of Precipitation in August
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during August in Jal is gradually increasing, starting the month at 1.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.0 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 1.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.6 inches or falls below 0.3 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 1.2 inches on August 3.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in Jal, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 51 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 43 seconds, and weekly decrease of 11 minutes, 58 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 12 hours, 51 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 13 hours, 42 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month in Jal is 6:07 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 20 minutes later at 6:27 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 7:49 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 32 minutes earlier at 7:18 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Jal during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during August, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:46 AM and sets 14 hours, 15 minutes later, at 8:02 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:49 AM and sets 10 hours, 3 minutes later, at 4:52 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Jal is essentially constant during August, remaining within 1% of 11% throughout.
For reference, on July 4, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 13% 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 Jal is gradually decreasing during August, decreasing from 9.4 miles per hour to 8.9 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.7 miles per hour, while on September 16, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in August
Wind Direction in August
The growing season in Jal typically lasts for 7.5 months (230 days), from around March 26 to around November 12, rarely starting before March 6 or after April 17, and rarely ending before October 23 or after December 1.
The month of August in Jal 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 Jal are rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 866°F, from 3,436°F to 4,302°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in August
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Jal is gradually decreasing during August, falling by 0.7 kWh, from 7.2 kWh to 6.4 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 Jal are 32.113 deg latitude, -103.194 deg longitude, and 3,064 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Jal contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 200 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,063 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (538 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,608 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Jal is covered by shrubs (98%), within 10 miles by shrubs (88%) and grassland (12%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (70%) and grassland (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Jal 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Jal.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Jal 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 Jal is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Jal and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Winkler County Airport (43%, 37 kilometers, south); Hobbs Airport (18%, 65 kilometers, north); Odessa, Odessa-Schlemeyer Field (14%, 79 kilometers, east); Gaines County Airport (14%, 81 kilometers, northeast); and Cavern City Air Terminal (10%, 103 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .