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Average Weather on January 29 in Fort Nelson Canada

On January 29, the temperature in Fort Nelson typically ranges from -2°F to 7°F and is rarely below -24°F or above 28°F.

For reference, on July 23, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Fort Nelson typically range from 53°F to 75°F, while on January 14, the coldest day of the year, they range from -9°F to 6°F.

The coolest time of the day is from 11:30 PM to 10:00 AM, with the coldest at 7:30 AM, at which time the temperature is below 9°F three days out of four, and below 20°F nine days out of ten.

The warmest time of the day is from 12:45 PM to 4:45 PM, with the hottest at 2:30 PM, at which time the temperature is above -4°F three days out of four, and above -13°F nine days out of ten.

The day has gained half its heat by 11:15 AM and lost it again by 6:45 PM.

Average Temperature on January 29

Average Temperature on January 29 in Fort Nelsonnightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM-25°F-20°F-15°F-10°F-5°F0°F5°F10°F15°F20°F25°F30°F2:30 PM7°F2:30 PM7°F-2°F7:30 AM-2°F7:30 AM-0°F11:30 PM-0°F11:30 PM-0°F10:00 AM-0°F10:00 AM12:45 PM5°F12:45 PM5°F4:45 PM5°F4:45 PM5°FNowNow
The hourly average temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the hourly average perceived temperature. Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the range of temperatures experienced on January 29 throughout the historical record. The horizontal axis is the time of day and the colored stacked areas indicate the percentage of hours spent in various temperature bands.

Temperature Bands on January 29

Temperature Bands on January 29 in Fort Nelsonnightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowfrigidfreezingvery cold
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. Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

Irkutsk, Russia (4,327 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Fort Nelson (view comparison).

Compared to January 29 (excluding 30 days before and after), December 4 has the most similar daily average high and low temperatures.

Clouds

In Fort Nelson on January 29, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds does not show significant systematic variation over the course of the day, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 68% throughout the day.

For reference, on March 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 70%, while on August 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 48%.

Cloud Cover Categories on January 29

Cloud Cover Categories on January 29 in Fort Nelsonnightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%5:30 PM29%5:30 PM29%11:30 PM34%11:30 PM34%NowNowclearmostly 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. Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

Precipitation

On average, there is a 12% chance that more than 0.04 inches of total precipitation will fall in Fort Nelson throughout the day on January 29, of which 1% is expected to be rain alone, 99% to be snow alone, and 0% to be a mixture of snow and rain.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of precipitation is 31% on July 13, and its lowest chance is 10% on February 14.

For those 12% of years with precipitation on January 29, the chart below shows when throughout the day that precipitation is more or less likely to occur, excluding hourly accumulations of less than 0.01 inches. If precipitation were equally likely throughout the day, all hours would report 4.2% (100% divided by 24 hours).

Precipitation is most likely between 8 AM and 9 AM, and least likely between 12 AM and 1 AM.

Hourly Share of Precipitation on January 29

Hourly Share of Precipitation on January 29 in Fort Nelson nightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0.0%0.5%1.0%1.5%2.0%2.5%3.0%3.5%4.0%4.5%5.0%4.2%4.2%8 AM4.7%8 AM4.7%12 AM3.7%12 AM3.7%NowNowsnow
The share of the day's precipitation attributable to each hour of the day, excluding trace quantities, and color-coded as rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell during the same hour). Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

Sun

In Fort Nelson on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, the Sun rises at 9:25 AM and sets 7 hours, 58 minutes later, at 5:23 PM. Solar noon is at 1:24 PM.

For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 3:59 AM and sets 18 hours, 26 minutes later, at 10:25 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 10:02 AM and sets 6 hours, 14 minutes later, at 4:16 PM.

Civil twilight, the period before the Sun has risen or after the Sun has set during which time it is possible to engage in most outdoor activities without artificial lighting, begins and ends 46 minutes before sunrise and after sunset, at 8:39 AM and 6:09 PM respectively.

Nautical twilight, during which time it is possible to clearly discern the horizon (e.g., for navigational purposes), begins and ends 1 hour, 35 minutes before sunrise and after sunset, at 7:49 AM and 6:58 PM respectively.

Astronomical twilight, outside of which it is possible to make the most sensitive of astronomical observations, begins and ends 2 hours, 23 minutes before sunrise and after sunset, at 7:02 AM and 7:45 PM respectively.

Solar Elevation on January 29, 2020

Solar Elevation on January 29, 2020 in Fort Nelsonnightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM-60 deg-40 deg-20 deg0 deg20 deg40 deg60 degsolar noon1:24 PMsolar noon1:24 PM9:25 AMrise9:25 AMrise5:23 PMset5:23 PMsetsummer solsticesummer solsticewinter solsticewinter solsticeNowNow
Elevation of the center of the Sun above (positive) or below (negative) the horizon (black line). Yellow and gray fills indicate day and night, respectively. Light gray lines are the corresponding curves for the winter and summer solstices. Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

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.

Muggy conditions are essentially unheard-of in Fort Nelson on January 29.

Humidity Comfort Levels on January 29

Humidity Comfort Levels on January 29 in Fort Nelson nightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%12:30 PM0%12:30 PM0%dry
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. Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

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 Fort Nelson on January 29 remains essentially constant throughout the day, remaining within 0.4 miles per hour of 4.3 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on January 29, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.4 miles per hour, while on July 20, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.3 miles per hour.

Wind Speed on January 29

Wind Speed on January 29 in Fort Nelson nightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph6:45 PM4.7 mph6:45 PM4.7 mph3.9 mph2:30 PM3.9 mph2:30 PMNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

Over the entire course of January 29 in Fort Nelson, the hourly average wind direction, in order of prevalence, is from the west (33%), north (26%), east (23%), and south (18%).

Wind Direction on January 29

Wind Direction on January 29 in Fort Nelson nightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwesteastnorthsouth
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). Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

Shortwave Solar Power

This section discusses the incident shortwave solar power 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 peak incident shortwave solar power per square meter is 0.16 kilowatts at around 12:15 PM.

In contrast, the corresponding value on June 14, the brightest day of the year, is 0.61 kilowatts at around 11:45 AM. The corresponding value on December 18, the darkest day of the year, is 0.08 kilowatts at around 11:15 AM.

Shortwave Solar Power on January 29

Shortwave Solar Power on January 29 in Fort Nelson nightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0.0 kW0.5 kW1.0 kW1.5 kW12:15 PM0.16 kW12:15 PM0.16 kWJun 14Jun 14NowNow
Average incident shortwave solar power reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. Light gray lines are the corresponding curves for the days with the minimum and maximum average total solar energy reaching the ground. Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Fort Nelson are 58.805 deg latitude, -122.700 deg longitude, and 1,299 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Fort Nelson contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 646 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,346 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,257 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,203 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Fort Nelson is covered by trees (62%), sparse vegetation (16%), and herbaceous vegetation (12%), within 10 miles by trees (77%) and herbaceous vegetation (12%), and within 50 miles by trees (86%) and herbaceous vegetation (10%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Fort Nelson, 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 is only a single weather station, Northern Rockies Regional Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Fort Nelson.

At a distance of 7 kilometers from Fort Nelson, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Fort Nelson according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

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 aiports 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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