Average Weather on August 18 at Leesburg Executive Airport Virginia, United States
On August 18, the temperature at Leesburg Executive Airport typically ranges from 67°F to 85°F and is rarely below 58°F or above 94°F.
For reference, on July 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Leesburg Executive Airport typically range from 68°F to 89°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 26°F to 43°F.
The coolest time of the day is from 12:30 AM to 8:15 AM, with the coldest at 6:15 AM, at which time the temperature is below 71°F three days out of four, and below 74°F nine days out of ten.
The warmest time of the day is from 12:00 PM to 6:45 PM, with the hottest at 3:45 PM, at which time the temperature is above 82°F three days out of four, and above 76°F nine days out of ten.
The day has gained half its heat by 10:00 AM and lost it again by 8:30 PM.
Average Temperature on August 18
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the range of temperatures experienced on August 18 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 August 18
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
Compared to August 18 (excluding 30 days before and after), June 28 has the most similar daily average high and low temperatures.
At Leesburg Executive Airport on August 18, 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 37% throughout the day.
For reference, on January 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 53%, while on September 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 65%.
Cloud Cover Categories on August 18
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
On average, there is a 31% chance that more than 0.04 inches of total precipitation will fall at Leesburg Executive Airport throughout the day on August 18, all of which can be expected to be rain.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of precipitation is 39% on June 17, and its lowest chance is 20% on January 28.
For those 31% of years with precipitation on August 18, 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 2 PM and 3 PM, and least likely between 6 AM and 7 AM.
Hourly Share of Precipitation on August 18
At Leesburg Executive Airport on Sunday, August 18, 2019, the Sun rises at 6:26 AM and sets 13 hours, 35 minutes later, at 8:01 PM. Solar noon is at 1:13 PM.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:44 AM and sets 14 hours, 55 minutes later, at 8:39 PM, while on December 22, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:26 AM and sets 9 hours, 25 minutes later, at 4:51 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 28 minutes before sunrise and after sunset, at 5:57 AM and 8:29 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, 2 minutes before sunrise and after sunset, at 5:23 AM and 9:03 PM respectively.
Astronomical twilight, outside of which it is possible to make the most sensitive of astronomical observations, begins and ends 1 hour, 39 minutes before sunrise and after sunset, at 4:47 AM and 9:39 PM respectively.
Solar Elevation on August 18, 2019
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 of muggy, oppressive, or miserable conditions at Leesburg Executive Airport on August 18 varies over the course of the day, with an average daily chance of 60%.
The muggiest time of day on August 18 is around 9:30 AM, with muggy conditions 65% of the time.
The least muggy time of day is around 6:30 AM, with muggy conditions 50% of the time.
For reference, on July 28, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 70% of the time, while on January 24, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels on August 18
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 at Leesburg Executive Airport on August 18 varies throughout the day, with a daily average of 5.5 miles per hour.
The windiest time of day is around 4:15 PM, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.3 miles per hour, mostly staying between 4.1 miles per hour and 8.3 miles per hour, and rarely falling below 2.5 miles per hour or exceeding 10.5 miles per hour.
The calmest time of day is around 7:30 PM, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.6 miles per hour, mostly staying between 3.5 miles per hour and 5.4 miles per hour, and rarely falling below 2.5 miles per hour or exceeding 7.0 miles per hour.
For reference, on February 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.0 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.3 miles per hour.
Wind Speed on August 18
Over the entire course of August 18 at Leesburg Executive Airport, the hourly average wind direction, in order of prevalence, is from the south (32%), north (27%), west (26%), and east (15%).
Wind Direction on August 18
Leesburg Executive Airport 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 does not change appreciably over the course of the day, so this section does not include a chart.
The average surface water temperature on August 18 at Leesburg Executive Airport is 76°F, mostly staying between 75°F and 78°F, and rarely falling below 74°F or exceeding 79°F.
For reference, the year's highest average is 76°F on August 10, and its lowest average is 36°F on February 5.
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 0.79 kilowatts at around 1:00 PM.
In contrast, the corresponding value on June 23, the brightest day of the year, is 0.83 kilowatts at around 12:15 PM. The corresponding value on December 24, the darkest day of the year, is 0.36 kilowatts at around 11:15 AM.
Shortwave Solar Power on August 18
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Leesburg Executive Airport are 39.079 deg latitude, -77.555 deg longitude, and 341 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Leesburg Executive Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 213 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 328 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (696 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,442 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Leesburg Executive Airport is covered by artificial surfaces (43%), cropland (35%), and trees (23%), within 10 miles by cropland (49%) and trees (29%), and within 50 miles by trees (46%) and cropland (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Leesburg Executive Airport, 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
Leesburg Executive Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Washington Dulles International Airport, Manassas Regional Airport, Frederick Municipal Airport, Montgomery County Airpark, Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport, Warrenton-Fauquier Airport, Mount Vernon Hospital Heliport, and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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.
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