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Winter Weather in Watrous Canada

Daily high temperatures are around 18°F, rarely falling below -10°F or exceeding 39°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 14°F on January 3.

Daily low temperatures are around 1°F, rarely falling below -27°F or exceeding 25°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is -4°F on January 6.

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 Winter in Watrous

Average High and Low Temperature in the Winter in WatrousDecJanFeb-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°FFallSpringJan 314°FJan 314°F-4°F-4°FDec 122°FDec 122°F6°F6°FFeb 2822°FFeb 2822°F5°F5°FFeb 116°FFeb 116°F-2°F-2°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 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 in Watrous

Average Hourly Temperature in the Winter in WatrousDecJanFeb12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMFallSpringfrigidfreezingfreezing
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 winter in Watrous experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 64% to 69%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 71% on February 21.

The clearest day of the winter is December 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 37% 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 Winter in Watrous

Cloud Cover Categories in the Winter in WatrousDecJanFeb0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FallSpringJul 3069%Jul 3069%Dec 136%Dec 136%Feb 2831%Feb 2831%Jan 134%Jan 134%Feb 132%Feb 132%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 winter is essentially constant, remaining around 6% throughout.

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.

Probability of Precipitation in the Winter in Watrous

Probability of Precipitation in the Winter in WatrousDecJanFeb0%0%1%1%2%2%3%3%4%4%5%5%6%6%7%7%8%8%9%9%10%10%11%11%12%12%FallSpringFeb 175%Feb 175%Dec 17%Dec 17%Jan 17%Jan 17%Feb 16%Feb 16%snowmixedrain
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).

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 winter in Watrous is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.6 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.

The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.2 inches on January 24.

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in the Winter in Watrous

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in the Winter in WatrousDecJanFeb0.0 in0.0 in0.1 in0.1 in0.2 in0.2 in0.3 in0.3 in0.4 in0.4 in0.5 in0.5 in0.6 in0.6 inFallSpringJan 230.2 inJan 230.2 inDec 10.2 inDec 10.2 inFeb 280.2 inFeb 280.2 inJan 10.2 inJan 10.2 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 winter 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 2 hours, 43 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 50 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 48 seconds.

The shortest day of the winter is December 21, with 7 hours, 48 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 10 hours, 52 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Winter in Watrous

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Winter in WatrousDecJanFeb0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrFallSpringDec 217 hr, 48 minDec 217 hr, 48 minnightnightdaydayDec 18 hr, 9 minDec 18 hr, 9 minFeb 2810 hr, 52 minFeb 2810 hr, 52 minFeb 19 hr, 11 minFeb 19 hr, 11 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 winter in Watrous is 9:08 AM on December 30 and the earliest sunrise is 1 hour, 19 minutes earlier at 7:48 AM on February 28.

The earliest sunset is 4:51 PM on December 12 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 49 minutes later at 6:40 PM on February 28.

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 Winter in Watrous

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Winter in WatrousDecJanFeb2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMFallSpring7:48 AM7:48 AMFeb 286:40 PMFeb 286:40 PM8:59 AM8:59 AMDec 124:51 PMDec 124:51 PM9:08 AM9:08 AMDec 305:00 PMDec 305:00 PM8:40 AM8:40 AMFeb 15:51 PMFeb 15:51 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day in the winter. 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 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 in Watrous

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Winter in WatrousDecJanFeb12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMFallSpringNov 43:15 PMNov 43:15 PMNov 192:58 AMNov 192:58 AMDec 41:44 AMDec 41:44 AMDec 1810:36 PMDec 1810:36 PMJan 212:34 PMJan 212:34 PMJan 175:49 PMJan 175:49 PMJan 3111:47 PMJan 3111:47 PMFeb 1610:57 AMFeb 1610:57 AMMar 211:35 AMMar 211:35 AMMar 181:18 AMMar 181:18 AMApr 112:25 AMApr 112:25 AM5:36 PM5:36 PM4:55 PM4:55 PM9:30 AM9:30 AM5:06 PM5:06 PM4:18 PM4:18 PM9:34 AM9:34 AM4:44 PM4:44 PM9:01 AM9:01 AM4:56 PM4:56 PM4:58 PM4:58 PM8:51 AM8:51 AM8:18 AM8:18 AM6:45 PM6:45 PM6:31 PM6:31 PM7:44 AM7:44 AM7:01 PM7:01 PM
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 winter, 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 Winter in Watrous

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Winter in WatrousDecJanFeb0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%FallSpringDec 10%Dec 10%Feb 280%Feb 280%Jan 10%Jan 10%Feb 10%Feb 10%drydry
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 essentially constant during the winter, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 11.2 miles per hour throughout.

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.

Average Wind Speed in the Winter in Watrous

Average Wind Speed in the Winter in WatrousDecJanFeb0 mph0 mph5 mph5 mph10 mph10 mph15 mph15 mph20 mph20 mphFallSpringDec 111.2 mphDec 111.2 mphFeb 2811.3 mphFeb 2811.3 mphJan 111.1 mphJan 111.1 mphFeb 111.4 mphFeb 111.4 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 Watrous throughout the winter is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 43% on January 4.

Wind Direction in the Winter in Watrous

Wind Direction in the Winter in WatrousWSDecJanFeb0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%FallSpringwestsoutheastnorth
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.

The winter in Watrous is reliably fully outside of the growing season.

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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Winter in WatrousDecJanFeb0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FallSpring0%Jan 150%Jan 15frigidfreezingvery coldcold
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 very rapidly decreasing during the winter, decreasing by 1,637°F, from 1,637°F to 0°F, over the course of the season.

Growing Degree Days in the Winter in Watrous

Growing Degree Days in the Winter in WatrousDecJanFeb0°F0°F200°F200°F400°F400°F600°F600°F800°F800°F1,000°F1,000°F1,200°F1,200°F1,400°F1,400°F1,600°F1,600°F1,800°F1,800°FFallSpringDec 11,637°FDec 11,637°FFeb 270°FFeb 270°FJan 10°FJan 10°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the winter, 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 rapidly increasing during the winter, rising by 1.6 kWh, from 1.0 kWh to 2.6 kWh, over the course of the season.

The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during the winter is 0.9 kWh on December 22.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Winter in Watrous

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Winter in WatrousDecJanFeb0.0 kWh0.0 kWh0.5 kWh0.5 kWh1.0 kWh1.0 kWh1.5 kWh1.5 kWh2.0 kWh2.0 kWh2.5 kWh2.5 kWh3.0 kWh3.0 kWh3.5 kWh3.5 kWh4.0 kWh4.0 kWh4.5 kWh4.5 kWh5.0 kWh5.0 kWh5.5 kWh5.5 kWhFallSpringDec 220.9 kWhDec 220.9 kWhDec 11.0 kWhDec 11.0 kWhFeb 282.6 kWhFeb 282.6 kWhFeb 11.5 kWhFeb 11.5 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.