Average Weather in July in Elwood Kansas, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 88°F, rarely falling below 79°F or exceeding 97°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 89°F on July 21.
Daily low temperatures are around 68°F, rarely falling below 59°F or exceeding 76°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 69°F on July 21.
For reference, on July 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Elwood typically range from 69°F to 89°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 19°F to 37°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in July
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on July. 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 July
The month of July in Elwood experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 30% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is July 19, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 71% of the time.
For reference, on February 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 52%, while on August 27, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 72%.
Cloud Cover Categories in July
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Elwood, the chance of a wet day over the course of July is decreasing, starting the month at 37% and ending it at 32%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 43% on June 8, and its lowest chance is 8% on January 12.
Probability of Precipitation in July
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 July in Elwood is decreasing, starting the month at 4.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.8 inches or falls below 1.7 inches, and ending the month at 3.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.5 inches or falls below 0.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in July
Over the course of July in Elwood, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 40 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 21 seconds, and weekly decrease of 9 minutes, 24 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is July 31, with 14 hours, 16 minutes of daylight and the longest day is July 1, with 14 hours, 56 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in July
The earliest sunrise of the month in Elwood is 5:55 AM on July 1 and the latest sunrise is 22 minutes later at 6:17 AM on July 31.
The latest sunset is 8:51 PM on July 1 and the earliest sunset is 18 minutes earlier at 8:33 PM on July 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Elwood during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during July, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:51 AM and sets 14 hours, 59 minutes later, at 8:51 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:37 AM and sets 9 hours, 21 minutes later, at 4:58 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in July
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 Elwood is increasing during July, rising from 59% to 64% over the course of the month.
The highest chance of a muggy day during July is 68% on July 23.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 68% 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 July
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 Elwood is gradually decreasing during July, decreasing from 9.0 miles per hour to 8.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.6 miles per hour, while on August 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in July
Wind Direction in July
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 Elwood typically lasts for 6.0 months (183 days), from around April 14 to around October 15, rarely starting before March 27 or after May 3, and rarely ending before September 25 or after November 5.
The month of July in Elwood is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in July
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 Elwood are rapidly increasing during July, increasing by 806°F, from 1,517°F to 2,324°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in July
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 Elwood is essentially constant during July, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 6.8 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during July is 7.0 kWh on July 3.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in July
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Elwood are 39.756 deg latitude, -94.872 deg longitude, and 814 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Elwood contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 220 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 825 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (400 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (636 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Elwood is covered by artificial surfaces (58%) and cropland (36%), within 10 miles by cropland (75%) and trees (13%), and within 50 miles by cropland (82%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Elwood 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 Elwood.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Elwood 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 Elwood is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Elwood and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Rosecrans Memorial Airport (97%, 4.8 kilometers, northwest); Kansas City International Airport (2.6%, 52 kilometers, south); and Lamoni Municipal Airport (0.7%, 128 kilometers, northeast).
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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