Winter Weather in El Salto Mexico
Daily high temperatures increase by 3°F, from 74°F to 77°F, rarely falling below 67°F or exceeding 81°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 72°F on January 8.
Daily low temperatures are around 43°F, rarely falling below 35°F or exceeding 51°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 42°F on January 20.
For reference, on May 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in El Salto typically range from 54°F to 85°F, while on January 19, the coldest day of the year, they range from 42°F to 72°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in the Winter in El Salto
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 El Salto
Cochabamba, Bolivia (3,685 miles away); Sanaa, Yemen (9,192 miles); and Soavinandriana, Madagascar (10,578 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to El Salto (view comparison).
The winter in El Salto experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 46% to 39%.
The clearest day of the winter is February 20, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 61% of the time.
For reference, on September 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 94%, while on May 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 64%.
Cloud Cover Categories in the Winter in El Salto
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In El Salto, the chance of a wet day over the course of the winter is gradually decreasing, starting the season at 5% and ending it at 3%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 78% on August 24, and its lowest chance is 1% on April 6.
Probability of Precipitation in the Winter in El Salto
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 in El Salto is essentially constant, remaining about 0.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 3.9 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in the Winter in El Salto
Over the course of the winter in El Salto, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day increases by 45 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 30 seconds, and weekly increase of 3 minutes, 31 seconds.
The shortest day of the winter is December 21, with 10 hours, 54 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 44 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Winter in El Salto
The earliest sunrise of the winter in El Salto is 7:17 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 19 minutes later at 7:36 AM on January 17.
The earliest sunset is 6:16 PM on December 1 and the latest sunset is 46 minutes later at 7:02 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in El Salto 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 7:18 AM and sets 13 hours, 22 minutes later, at 8:40 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:29 AM and sets 10 hours, 54 minutes later, at 6:23 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Winter in El Salto
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 El Salto
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 El Salto is essentially constant during the winter, remaining around 0% throughout.
The lowest chance of a muggy day during the winter is 0% on December 25.
For reference, on September 9, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 33% of the time, while on December 17, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in the Winter in El Salto
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
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 El Salto is gradually increasing during the winter, increasing from 4.2 miles per hour to 5.1 miles per hour over the course of the season.
For reference, on April 28, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.7 miles per hour, while on August 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.6 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during the winter is 4.2 miles per hour on December 17.
Average Wind Speed in the Winter in El Salto
The wind direction in El Salto during the winter is predominantly out of the east from December 1 to February 1 and the west from February 1 to February 28.
Wind Direction in the Winter in El Salto
El Salto is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in El Salto is decreasing during the winter, falling by 5°F, from 81°F to 75°F, over the course of the season.
Average Water Temperature in the Winter in El Salto
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).
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in El Salto over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 10, with a 69% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Winter in El Salto
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 El Salto are very rapidly decreasing during the winter, decreasing by 4,517°F, from 5,054°F to 537°F, over the course of the season.
Growing Degree Days in the Winter in El Salto
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 El Salto is rapidly increasing during the winter, rising by 1.6 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 4.4 kWh on December 20.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Winter in El Salto
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of El Salto are 20.333 deg latitude, -104.500 deg longitude, and 5,128 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of El Salto contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,355 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,014 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,026 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,799 feet).
The area within 2 miles of El Salto is covered by cropland (63%) and shrubs (35%), within 10 miles by shrubs (51%) and trees (34%), and within 50 miles by trees (55%) and cropland (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in El Salto, 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 El Salto.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and El Salto 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 El Salto is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between El Salto and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (MMPR, 20%, 88 kilometers, northwest); Guadalajara International Airport (MMGL, 34%, 126 kilometers, east); Amado Nervo International Airport (MMEP, 29%, 126 kilometers, north); and Playa de Oro International Airport (MMZO, 17%, 132 kilometers, south).
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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