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Spring Weather in Watrous Canada

Daily high temperatures increase by 46°F, from 23°F to 69°F, rarely falling below 4°F or exceeding 81°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 40°F, from 6°F to 45°F, rarely falling below -16°F or exceeding 54°F.

For reference, on July 27, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Watrous typically range from 53°F to 77°F, while on January 5, the coldest day of the year, they range from -4°F to 14°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in the Spring in Watrous

Average High and Low Temperature in the Spring in WatrousMarAprMay-30°F-30°F-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 123°FMar 123°F6°F6°FMay 3169°FMay 3169°F45°F45°FApr 141°FApr 141°F22°F22°FMay 159°FMay 159°F33°F33°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 Watrous

Average Hourly Temperature in the Spring in WatrousMarAprMay12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMWinterSummerfrigidfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablecool
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.

Karagandy, Kazakhstan (5,429 miles away) and Novokuznetsk, Russia (5,122 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Watrous (view comparison).

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Clouds

The spring in Watrous experiences very rapidly decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 69% to 51%.

The clearest day of the spring is May 22, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 51% of the time.

For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 71%, while on July 30, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.

Cloud Cover Categories in the Spring in Watrous

Cloud Cover Categories in the Spring in WatrousMarAprMay0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%WinterSummerMar 131%Mar 131%May 3149%May 3149%Apr 143%Apr 143%May 149%May 149%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly 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 Watrous, 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 24%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 30% on June 23, and its lowest chance is 5% on February 16.

Over the course of the spring in Watrous, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 0% to 24%, 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 4% to 0%.

Probability of Precipitation in the Spring in Watrous

Probability of Precipitation in the Spring in WatrousMarAprMay0%0%5%5%10%10%15%15%20%20%25%25%30%30%WinterSummerMar 15%Mar 15%May 3124%May 3124%Apr 110%Apr 110%May 115%May 115%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 Watrous is rapidly increasing, starting the season at 0.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.1 inches, and ending the season at 1.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.6 inches or falls below 0.5 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Spring in Watrous

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Spring in WatrousMarAprMay0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 inWinterSummerMar 10.0 inMar 10.0 inMay 311.9 inMay 311.9 inApr 10.3 inApr 10.3 inMay 11.0 inMay 11.0 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 Watrous is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in the Spring in Watrous

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in the Spring in WatrousMarAprMay0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 inWinterSummerMar 10.2 inMar 10.2 inMay 310.0 inMay 310.0 inApr 10.2 inApr 10.2 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 Watrous, 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, 23 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 33 seconds, and weekly increase of 24 minutes, 53 seconds.

The shortest day of the spring is March 1, with 10 hours, 56 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 16 hours, 20 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Spring in Watrous

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Spring in WatrousMarAprMay0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrWinterSummerMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minnightnightdaydayMay 114 hr, 54 minMay 114 hr, 54 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 Watrous is 7:46 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 2 hours, 56 minutes earlier at 4:50 AM on May 31.

The earliest sunset is 6:42 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 27 minutes later at 9:09 PM on May 31.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Watrous during 2021.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 4:43 AM and sets 16 hours, 40 minutes later, at 9:23 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 9:06 AM and sets 7 hours, 48 minutes later, at 4:54 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Spring in Watrous

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Spring in WatrousMarAprMay2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMWinterSummer4:50 AM4:50 AMMay 319:09 PMMay 319:09 PM7:46 AM7:46 AMMar 16:42 PMMar 16:42 PM6:36 AM6:36 AMApr 17:36 PMApr 17:36 PM5:32 AM5:32 AMMay 18:26 PMMay 18:26 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 Watrous

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Spring in WatrousMarAprMay12 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 PM8:55 AM8:55 AM5:59 PM5:59 PM5:47 PM5:47 PM8:34 AM8:34 AM7:58 AM7:58 AM7:24 PM7:24 PM6:05 PM6:05 PM7:14 AM7:14 AM7:31 PM7:31 PM7:55 PM7:55 PM6:13 AM6:13 AM5:27 AM5:27 AM8:49 PM8:49 PM8:21 PM8:21 PM5:04 AM5:04 AM10:00 PM10:00 PM4:18 AM4:18 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 Watrous is essentially constant during the spring, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on July 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 6% 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 Watrous

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Spring in WatrousMarAprMay0%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%drydryhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortable
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 Watrous is gradually decreasing during the spring, decreasing from 11.3 miles per hour to 10.8 miles per hour over the course of the season.

For reference, on March 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.0 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.3 miles per hour.

The highest daily average wind speed during the spring is 12.0 miles per hour on March 31.

Average Wind Speed in the Spring in Watrous

Average Wind Speed in the Spring in WatrousMarAprMay0 mph0 mph5 mph5 mph10 mph10 mph15 mph15 mph20 mph20 mphWinterSummerMar 3112.0 mphMar 3112.0 mphMar 111.3 mphMar 111.3 mphMay 3110.8 mphMay 3110.8 mphMay 111.5 mphMay 111.5 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The wind direction in Watrous during the spring is predominantly out of the west from March 1 to March 24, the south from March 24 to April 23, the north from April 23 to May 19, and the east from May 19 to May 31.

Wind Direction in the Spring in Watrous

Wind Direction in the Spring in WatrousWSNEWMarAprMay0%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 Watrous typically lasts for 3.9 months (121 days), from around May 18 to around September 16, rarely starting before May 3 or after June 3, and rarely ending before August 28 or after October 2.

During the spring in Watrous, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 0% to 86% over the course of the season.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Spring in Watrous

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Spring in Watrousgrowing 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%86%May 3186%May 31Apr 10%Apr 10%May 17%May 17%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 Watrous are increasing during the spring, increasing by 236°F, from 0°F to 236°F, over the course of the season.

Growing Degree Days in the Spring in Watrous

Growing Degree Days in the Spring in WatrousMarAprMay0°F0°F50°F50°F100°F100°F150°F150°F200°F200°F250°F250°F300°F300°FWinterSummerMar 10°FMar 10°FMay 31236°FMay 31236°FApr 13°FApr 13°FMay 155°FMay 155°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 Watrous is very rapidly increasing during the spring, rising by 3.7 kWh, from 2.7 kWh to 6.4 kWh, over the course of the season.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Spring in Watrous

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Spring in WatrousMarAprMay0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhWinterSummerMar 12.7 kWhMar 12.7 kWhMay 316.4 kWhMay 316.4 kWhApr 14.3 kWhApr 14.3 kWhMay 15.7 kWhMay 15.7 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 Watrous are 51.667 deg latitude, -105.468 deg longitude, and 1,775 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Watrous is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 66 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,779 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (374 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (712 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Watrous is covered by cropland (93%), within 10 miles by cropland (89%), and within 50 miles by cropland (93%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Watrous, 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 Watrous.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Watrous East Automated Reporting Station (CWIW, 98%, 4.7 kilometers, east); Elbow Marine Aviation Reporting Station (CWOK, 1.1%, 98 kilometers, southwest); and Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (CYXE, 1.0%, 101 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.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.