Winter Weather at Durango International Airport Mexico
Daily high temperatures are around 72°F, rarely falling below 61°F or exceeding 82°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 69°F on January 8.
Daily low temperatures are around 36°F, rarely falling below 26°F or exceeding 46°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 34°F on January 8.
For reference, on June 3, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Durango International Airport typically range from 56°F to 88°F, while on January 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 34°F to 69°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in the Winter at Durango International Airport
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average winter temperatures. 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 the Winter at Durango International Airport
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The winter at Durango International Airport experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 44% throughout the season. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49% on December 18.
The clearest day of the winter is February 27, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 61% of the time.
For reference, on September 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 77%, while on May 24, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 73%.
Cloud Cover Categories in the Winter at Durango International Airport
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Durango International Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of the winter is essentially constant, remaining around 6% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 56% on July 16, and its lowest chance is 1% on April 8.
Probability of Precipitation in the Winter at Durango International Airport
To show variation within the season and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during the winter at Durango International Airport is essentially constant, remaining about 0.5 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.0 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in the Winter at Durango International Airport
Over the course of the winter at Durango International Airport, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day increases by 54 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 37 seconds, and weekly increase of 4 minutes, 16 seconds.
The shortest day of the winter is December 21, with 10 hours, 39 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 39 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Winter at Durango International Airport
The latest sunrise of the winter at Durango International Airport is 7:43 AM on January 14 and the earliest sunrise is 22 minutes earlier at 7:21 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 6:09 PM on December 1 and the latest sunset is 51 minutes later at 7:00 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed at Durango International Airport during 2021, but it neither starts nor ends during the winter, so the entire season is in standard time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 7:11 AM and sets 13 hours, 38 minutes later, at 8:48 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:37 AM and sets 10 hours, 39 minutes later, at 6:15 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Winter at Durango International Airport
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for the winter of 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 the Winter at Durango International Airport
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 at Durango International Airport is essentially constant during the winter, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 15, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time, while on October 31, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in the Winter at Durango International Airport
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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 at Durango International Airport is increasing during the winter, increasing from 6.9 miles per hour to 8.2 miles per hour over the course of the season.
For reference, on March 22, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.6 miles per hour, while on July 26, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in the Winter at Durango International Airport
The hourly average wind direction at Durango International Airport throughout the winter is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 51% on February 28.
Wind Direction in the Winter at Durango International Airport
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 at Durango International Airport typically lasts for 8.2 months (252 days), from around March 9 to around November 16, rarely starting before February 11 or after April 7, and rarely ending before October 27 or after December 6.
The winter at Durango International Airport is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season reaching a low of -0% on January 17.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Winter at Durango International Airport
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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 at Durango International Airport are very rapidly decreasing during the winter, decreasing by 4,466°F, from 4,882°F to 415°F, over the course of the season.
Growing Degree Days in the Winter at Durango International Airport
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 at Durango International Airport is rapidly increasing during the winter, rising by 1.7 kWh, from 4.6 kWh to 6.2 kWh, over the course of the season.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during the winter is 4.3 kWh on December 19.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Winter at Durango International Airport
This report illustrates the typical weather at Durango International Airport, 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
Durango International Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
In this case, the only station close and reliable enough to use as a fallback is Francisco Sarabia International Airport.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
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