Average Weather in August in Blue Earth Minnesota, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 81°F to 78°F, rarely falling below 68°F or exceeding 89°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 63°F to 59°F, rarely falling below 49°F or exceeding 71°F.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Blue Earth typically range from 64°F to 82°F, while on January 20, the coldest day of the year, they range from 10°F to 25°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
Volgograd, Russia (5,587 miles away); Almaty, Kazakhstan (6,414 miles); and Kusŏng, North Korea (6,168 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Blue Earth (view comparison).
The month of August in Blue Earth 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 clearest day of the month is August 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 72% of the time.
For reference, on February 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 58%, while on July 28, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 73%.
Cloud Cover Categories in August
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Blue Earth, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is decreasing, starting the month at 35% and ending it at 31%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 43% on June 7, and its lowest chance is 7% on February 12.
Probability of Precipitation in August
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during August in Blue Earth is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 3.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.6 inches or falls below 1.3 inches, and ending the month at 3.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.8 inches or falls below 1.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in Blue Earth, 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, 19 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 38 seconds, and weekly decrease of 18 minutes, 27 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 13 hours, 14 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 14 hours, 34 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month in Blue Earth is 6:05 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 33 minutes later at 6:39 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 8:39 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 46 minutes earlier at 7:53 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Blue Earth 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 5:34 AM and sets 15 hours, 27 minutes later, at 9:01 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:46 AM and sets 8 hours, 56 minutes later, at 4:42 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Blue Earth is rapidly decreasing during August, falling from 36% to 21% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 39% of the time, while on November 3, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in August
The average hourly wind speed in Blue Earth is increasing during August, increasing from 8.5 miles per hour to 9.6 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 9, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.4 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.5 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during August is 8.5 miles per hour on August 3.
Average Wind Speed in August
Wind Direction in August
The growing season in Blue Earth typically lasts for 5.5 months (166 days), from around April 23 to around October 6, rarely starting before April 4 or after May 12, and rarely ending before September 18 or after October 25.
The month of August in Blue Earth 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 Blue Earth are rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 590°F, from 1,723°F to 2,313°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in August
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Blue Earth is decreasing during August, falling by 1.0 kWh, from 6.6 kWh to 5.6 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 Blue Earth are 43.637 deg latitude, -94.102 deg longitude, and 1,083 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Blue Earth is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 69 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,075 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (161 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (827 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Blue Earth is covered by cropland (87%), within 10 miles by cropland (99%), and within 50 miles by cropland (96%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Blue Earth 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 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Blue Earth.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Blue Earth 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 Blue Earth is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Blue Earth and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Fairmont Municipal Airport (44%, 25 kilometers, west); Forest City Municipal Airport (12%, 59 kilometers, southeast); Albert Lea Municipal Airport (12%, 59 kilometers, east); Algona Municipal Airport (11%, 64 kilometers, south); Waseca Municipal Airport (11%, 66 kilometers, northeast); and Mankato Regional Airport (10%, 66 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .