Average Weather in July in Howard Lake Minnesota, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 81°F, rarely falling below 72°F or exceeding 90°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 82°F on July 18.
Daily low temperatures are around 62°F, rarely falling below 53°F or exceeding 71°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 63°F on July 20.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Howard Lake typically range from 63°F to 82°F, while on January 21, the coldest day of the year, they range from 7°F to 23°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 Howard Lake experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 34% to 28%. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 27% on July 28.
The clearest day of the month is July 28, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 73% of the time.
For reference, on February 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60%, 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 July
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Howard Lake, the chance of a wet day over the course of July is decreasing, starting the month at 38% and ending it at 33%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 41% on June 14, and its lowest chance is 7% on January 14.
Probability of Precipitation in July
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during July in Howard Lake is decreasing, starting the month at 3.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.4 inches or falls below 1.3 inches, and ending the month at 3.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.4 inches or falls below 1.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in July
Over the course of July in Howard Lake, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 50 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 40 seconds, and weekly decrease of 11 minutes, 37 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is July 31, with 14 hours, 44 minutes of daylight and the longest day is July 1, with 15 hours, 34 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in July
The earliest sunrise of the month in Howard Lake is 5:33 AM on July 1 and the latest sunrise is 27 minutes later at 6:00 AM on July 31.
The latest sunset is 9:06 PM on July 1 and the earliest sunset is 23 minutes earlier at 8:44 PM on July 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Howard Lake 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 5:29 AM and sets 15 hours, 38 minutes later, at 9:06 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:51 AM and sets 8 hours, 45 minutes later, at 4:37 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in July
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Howard Lake is increasing during July, rising from 26% to 33% over the course of the month.
The highest chance of a muggy day during July is 36% on July 21.
For reference, on July 20, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 36% of the time, while on November 15, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in July
The average hourly wind speed in Howard Lake is decreasing during July, decreasing from 9.4 miles per hour to 8.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 2, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.4 miles per hour, while on August 2, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in July
Wind Direction in July
The growing season in Howard Lake typically lasts for 5.3 months (160 days), from around April 28 to around October 5, rarely starting before April 10 or after May 15, and rarely ending before September 17 or after October 23.
The month of July in Howard Lake is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in July
The average accumulated growing degree days in Howard Lake are rapidly increasing during July, increasing by 642°F, from 929°F to 1,570°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in July
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Howard Lake 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 10.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in July
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Howard Lake are 45.061 deg latitude, -94.073 deg longitude, and 1,010 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Howard Lake is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 95 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,016 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (220 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (846 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Howard Lake is covered by cropland (77%) and water (18%), within 10 miles by cropland (92%), and within 50 miles by cropland (75%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Howard Lake 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 Howard Lake.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Howard Lake 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 Howard Lake is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Howard Lake and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Maple Lake Municipal Airport (30%, 21 kilometers, north); Buffalo Municipal Airport (29%, 21 kilometers, northeast); Hutchinson Municipal Airport (15%, 33 kilometers, southwest); Glencoe Municipal Airport (14%, 34 kilometers, south); and Litchfield Municipal Airport (13%, 35 kilometers, west).
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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .