Average Weather in September in Pharr Texas, United States
Daily low temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 77°F to 71°F, rarely falling below 64°F or exceeding 79°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Pharr typically range from 78°F to 97°F, while on January 5, the coldest day of the year, they range from 52°F to 70°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in September
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.
Average Hourly Temperature in September
The month of September in Pharr experiences rapidly decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 54% to 41%.
The clearest day of the month is September 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 58% of the time.
For reference, on August 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 56%, while on June 2, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 77%.
Cloud Cover Categories in September
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Pharr, the chance of a wet day over the course of September is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 30% and ending it at 27%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 35% on September 14, and its lowest chance is 8% on February 21.
Probability of Precipitation in September
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 Pharr is essentially constant, remaining about 3.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 6.9 inches or falling below 0.7 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 3.5 inches on September 15.
Average Monthly Rainfall in September
Over the course of September in Pharr, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 44 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 31 seconds, and weekly decrease of 10 minutes, 37 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is September 30, with 11 hours, 55 minutes of daylight and the longest day is September 1, with 12 hours, 39 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in September
The earliest sunrise of the month in Pharr is 7:12 AM on September 1 and the latest sunrise is 12 minutes later at 7:24 AM on September 30.
The latest sunset is 7:51 PM on September 1 and the earliest sunset is 32 minutes earlier at 7:19 PM on September 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Pharr during 2017, but it neither starts nor ends during September, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:41 AM and sets 13 hours, 47 minutes later, at 8:28 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:16 AM and sets 10 hours, 30 minutes later, at 5:46 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in September
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 Pharr is very rapidly decreasing during September, falling from 96% to 73% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 1, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 97% of the time, while on January 22, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 9% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in September
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 Pharr is essentially constant during September, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 9.1 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 27, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.6 miles per hour, while on September 17, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.9 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during September is 8.9 miles per hour on September 17.
Average Wind Speed in September
Wind Direction in September
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 Pharr 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
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 Pharr are rapidly increasing during September, increasing by 882°F, from 5,998°F to 6,880°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in September
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 Pharr is essentially constant during September, remaining around 5.5 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in September
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Pharr are 26.195 deg latitude, -98.184 deg longitude, and 105 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Pharr is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 30 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 108 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (105 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,033 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Pharr is covered by artificial surfaces (93%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (52%) and cropland (47%), and within 50 miles by cropland (64%) and grassland (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Pharr 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 Pharr.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Pharr 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 Pharr is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Pharr and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: McAllen Miller International Airport (76%, 7 kilometers, west); Mid Valley Airport (15%, 21 kilometers, east); and Edinburg Rio Grande Valley Regional Freight Terminal Airport (10%, 28 kilometers, north).
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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