Average Weather in August in Elk City Oklahoma, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 95°F to 90°F, rarely falling below 81°F or exceeding 102°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 72°F to 69°F, rarely falling below 61°F or exceeding 78°F.
For reference, on July 23, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Elk City typically range from 73°F to 95°F, while on January 4, the coldest day of the year, they range from 29°F to 49°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 Elk City experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 29% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 30% on August 12.
The clearest day of the month is August 28, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 72% of the time.
For reference, on February 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 43%, while on October 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 75%.
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 Elk City, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is essentially constant, remaining around 24% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 38% on June 5, and its lowest chance is 7% on January 11.
Probability of Precipitation in August
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during August in Elk City is essentially constant, remaining about 2.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 4.6 inches or falling below 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in Elk City, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 58 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 57 seconds, and weekly decrease of 13 minutes, 37 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 12 hours, 56 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 13 hours, 54 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month in Elk City is 6:46 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 23 minutes later at 7:09 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 8:40 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 35 minutes earlier at 8:05 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Elk City during 2021, 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 6:22 AM and sets 14 hours, 33 minutes later, at 8:56 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:42 AM and sets 9 hours, 46 minutes later, at 5:28 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for August 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in August
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Elk City is decreasing during August, falling from 35% to 28% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 3, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 40% of the time, while on November 18, 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 Elk City is essentially constant during August, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 10.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 4, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.9 miles per hour, while on August 12, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.8 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during August is 9.8 miles per hour on August 12.
Average Wind Speed in August
The hourly average wind direction in Elk City throughout August is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 68% on August 1.
Wind Direction in August
The growing season in Elk City typically lasts for 7.3 months (223 days), from around March 29 to around November 7, rarely starting before March 7 or after April 19, and rarely ending before October 18 or after November 28.
The month of August in Elk City 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 Elk City are rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 873°F, from 2,903°F to 3,776°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in August
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Elk City is gradually decreasing during August, falling by 0.8 kWh, from 6.9 kWh to 6.1 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 Elk City are 35.412 deg latitude, -99.404 deg longitude, and 1,916 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Elk City contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 171 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,952 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (568 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,457 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Elk City is covered by grassland (59%), cropland (28%), and artificial surfaces (13%), within 10 miles by grassland (65%) and cropland (34%), and within 50 miles by grassland (62%) and cropland (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Elk City, 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 Elk City.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Elk City 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 Elk City is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Elk City and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Clinton-Sherman Airport (87%, 19 kilometers, east); Gage Airport (7%, 104 kilometers, north); and Hemphill County Airport (7%, 105 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .