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Spring Weather in Swift Current Canada

Daily high temperatures increase by 38°F, from 31°F to 68°F, rarely falling below 10°F or exceeding 81°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 34°F, from 13°F to 47°F, rarely falling below -8°F or exceeding 56°F.

For reference, on August 6, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Swift Current typically range from 56°F to 79°F, while on January 2, the coldest day of the year, they range from 4°F to 21°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in the Spring in Swift Current

Average High and Low Temperature in the Spring in Swift CurrentMarAprMay-20°F-20°F-10°F-10°F0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°FWinterSummerMar 131°FMar 131°F13°F13°FMay 3168°FMay 3168°F47°F47°FApr 145°FApr 145°F25°F25°FMay 160°FMay 160°F36°F36°F
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average spring 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 Spring in Swift Current

Average Hourly Temperature in the Spring in Swift CurrentMarAprMay12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMWinterSummerfrigidfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablefrigid
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

P’ok’r Mant’ash, Armenia (5,934 miles away); Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan (6,016 miles); and Laojunmiao, China (6,027 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Swift Current (view comparison).

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Clouds

The spring in Swift Current experiences rapidly decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 64% to 51%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 64% on March 2.

The clearest day of the spring is May 22, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 50% of the time.

For reference, on March 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 64%, while on July 28, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 71%.

Cloud Cover Categories in the Spring in Swift Current

Cloud Cover Categories in the Spring in Swift CurrentMarAprMay0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%WinterSummerJul 2871%Jul 2871%Mar 136%Mar 136%May 3149%May 3149%Apr 143%Apr 143%May 148%May 148%clearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Swift Current, the chance of a wet day over the course of the spring is very rapidly increasing, starting the season at 5% and ending it at 26%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 29% on June 21, and its lowest chance is 3% on February 7.

Over the course of the spring in Swift Current, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 1% to 26%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 3% to 0%.

Probability of Precipitation in the Spring in Swift Current

Probability of Precipitation in the Spring in Swift CurrentMarAprMay0%0%5%5%10%10%15%15%20%20%25%25%30%30%WinterSummerMar 15%Mar 15%May 3126%May 3126%Apr 19%Apr 19%May 113%May 113%snowrainmixed
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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 spring in Swift Current is rapidly increasing, starting the season at 0.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.2 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the season at 1.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.5 inches or falls below 0.6 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Spring in Swift Current

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Spring in Swift CurrentMarAprMay0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in3.5 in3.5 in4.0 in4.0 inWinterSummerMar 10.0 inMar 10.0 inMay 311.9 inMay 311.9 inApr 10.3 inApr 10.3 inMay 10.8 inMay 10.8 in
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during the spring in Swift Current is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.

The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.2 inches on March 17.

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in the Spring in Swift Current

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in the Spring in Swift CurrentMarAprMay0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 inWinterSummerMar 160.2 inMar 160.2 inMar 10.2 inMar 10.2 inMay 310.0 inMay 310.0 inApr 10.1 inApr 10.1 inMay 10.1 inMay 10.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

Over the course of the spring in Swift Current, the length of the day is very rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day increases by 5 hours, 6 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 22 seconds, and weekly increase of 23 minutes, 34 seconds.

The shortest day of the spring is March 1, with 11 hours, 0 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 16 hours, 6 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Spring in Swift Current

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Spring in Swift CurrentMarAprMay0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrWinterSummerMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minnightnightdaydayMay 114 hr, 45 minMay 114 hr, 45 min
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the spring in Swift Current is 7:53 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 2 hours, 48 minutes earlier at 5:06 AM on May 31.

The earliest sunset is 6:53 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 19 minutes later at 9:12 PM on May 31.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Swift Current during 2021.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:00 AM and sets 16 hours, 25 minutes later, at 9:25 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 9:08 AM and sets 8 hours, 2 minutes later, at 5:10 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Spring in Swift Current

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Spring in Swift CurrentMarAprMay2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMWinterSummer5:06 AM5:06 AMMay 319:12 PMMay 319:12 PM7:53 AM7:53 AMMar 16:53 PMMar 16:53 PM6:46 AM6:46 AMApr 17:44 PMApr 17:44 PM5:46 AM5:46 AMMay 18:31 PMMay 18:31 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day in the spring. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for the spring 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 Spring in Swift Current

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Spring in Swift CurrentMarAprMay12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMWinterSummerFeb 111:06 PMFeb 111:06 PMFeb 272:18 AMFeb 272:18 AMMar 134:22 AMMar 134:22 AMMar 2812:49 PMMar 2812:49 PMApr 118:31 PMApr 118:31 PMApr 269:32 PMApr 269:32 PMMay 111:01 PMMay 111:01 PMMay 265:15 AMMay 265:15 AMJun 104:53 AMJun 104:53 AMJun 2412:40 PMJun 2412:40 PM8:59 AM8:59 AM6:14 PM6:14 PM6:01 PM6:01 PM8:40 AM8:40 AM8:06 AM8:06 AM7:35 PM7:35 PM6:17 PM6:17 PM7:23 AM7:23 AM7:40 PM7:40 PM8:02 PM8:02 PM6:26 AM6:26 AM5:40 AM5:40 AM8:53 PM8:53 PM8:26 PM8:26 PM5:20 AM5:20 AM10:01 PM10:01 PM4:36 AM4:36 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

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 Swift Current is essentially constant during the spring, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% 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 the Spring in Swift Current

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Spring in Swift CurrentMarAprMay0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%WinterSummerMar 10%Mar 10%May 310%May 310%Apr 10%Apr 10%May 10%May 10%drydrycomfortablecomfortable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

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 Swift Current is gradually decreasing during the spring, decreasing from 11.7 miles per hour to 11.0 miles per hour over the course of the season.

For reference, on December 13, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.3 miles per hour, while on July 30, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.5 miles per hour.

The highest daily average wind speed during the spring is 12.1 miles per hour on March 26.

Average Wind Speed in the Spring in Swift Current

Average Wind Speed in the Spring in Swift CurrentMarAprMay0 mph0 mph5 mph5 mph10 mph10 mph15 mph15 mph20 mph20 mphWinterSummerMar 2612.1 mphMar 2612.1 mphMar 111.7 mphMar 111.7 mphMay 3111.0 mphMay 3111.0 mphMay 111.7 mphMay 111.7 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Swift Current throughout the spring is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 38% on March 1.

Wind Direction in the Spring in Swift Current

Wind Direction in the Spring in Swift CurrentMarAprMay0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%WinterSummerwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Growing Season

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 Swift Current typically lasts for 4.4 months (134 days), from around May 14 to around September 25, rarely starting before April 28 or after May 31, and rarely ending before September 8 or after October 14.

During the spring in Swift Current, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 0% to 90% over the course of the season.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Spring in Swift Current

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Spring in Swift Currentgrowing seasonMarAprMay0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%WinterSummerMar 10%Mar 10%90%May 3190%May 31Apr 10%Apr 10%May 116%May 116%frigidfreezingvery coldcoldcoolwarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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 Swift Current are increasing during the spring, increasing by 250°F, from 1°F to 250°F, over the course of the season.

Growing Degree Days in the Spring in Swift Current

Growing Degree Days in the Spring in Swift CurrentMarAprMay0°F0°F50°F50°F100°F100°F150°F150°F200°F200°F250°F250°F300°F300°F350°F350°FWinterSummerMar 11°FMar 11°FMay 31250°FMay 31250°FApr 19°FApr 19°FMay 174°FMay 174°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the spring, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 Swift Current is very rapidly increasing during the spring, rising by 3.6 kWh, from 2.9 kWh to 6.5 kWh, over the course of the season.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Spring in Swift Current

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Spring in Swift CurrentMarAprMay0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhWinterSummerMar 12.9 kWhMar 12.9 kWhMay 316.5 kWhMay 316.5 kWhApr 14.5 kWhApr 14.5 kWhMay 15.8 kWhMay 15.8 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Swift Current are 50.283 deg latitude, -107.801 deg longitude, and 2,438 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Swift Current contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 269 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,474 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (541 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,601 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Swift Current is covered by cropland (53%) and artificial surfaces (42%), within 10 miles by cropland (90%), and within 50 miles by cropland (82%) and grassland (16%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Swift Current, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Swift Current.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Swift Current 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 Swift Current is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Swift Current and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Swift Current Automatic Weather Reporting System (CWVC, 94%, 5.2 kilometers, east); Maplecreek Automatic Weather Reporting System (CWMQ, 2.0%, 126 kilometers, west); Eastend Cypress, Sask (CWEH, 1.9%, 127 kilometers, southwest); and Leader Airport (CWJX, 1.8%, 138 kilometers, northwest).

Other Data

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 .

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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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

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