Average Weather in Stolbovaya Russia
In Stolbovaya, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are long, freezing, snowy, windy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 11°F to 76°F and is rarely below -8°F or above 85°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Stolbovaya for warm-weather activities is from late June to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 17 to September 2, with an average daily high temperature above 65°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 76°F and low of 57°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 15 to March 12, with an average daily high temperature below 34°F. The coldest day of the year is February 5, with an average low of 11°F and high of 24°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
Edmonton, Canada (4,745 miles away); Hancock, Michigan, United States (4,707 miles); and Washington, Vermont, United States (4,453 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Stolbovaya (view comparison).
In Stolbovaya, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Stolbovaya begins around April 20 and lasts for 5.1 months, ending around September 22. On August 2, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 61% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 39% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 22 and lasts for 6.9 months, ending around April 20. On December 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 77% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 23% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Stolbovaya varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.2 months, from May 19 to October 24, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on June 23.
The drier season lasts 6.8 months, from October 24 to May 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 16% on March 15.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation in Stolbovaya changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 8.5 months, from March 11 to November 24. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 35% on June 23.
Snow alone is the most common for 3.5 months, from November 24 to March 11. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 13% on January 10.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Stolbovaya experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.5 months, from March 19 to December 5, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 28, with an average total accumulation of 2.5 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from December 5 to March 19. The least rain falls around February 1, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
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. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Stolbovaya experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from October 15 to April 14, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around December 30, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.7 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from April 14 to October 15. The least snow falls around July 10, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Stolbovaya varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 7 hours, 7 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 17 hours, 26 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 3:48 AM on June 18, and the latest sunrise is 5 hours, 8 minutes later at 8:56 AM on December 29. The earliest sunset is at 3:59 PM on December 14, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 15 minutes later at 9:15 PM on June 24.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Stolbovaya during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The perceived humidity level in Stolbovaya, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 3% of 3% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Stolbovaya experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from October 8 to April 10, with average wind speeds of more than 10.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.9 months, from April 10 to October 8. The calmest day of the year is July 29, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Stolbovaya varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 2.4 months, from February 10 to April 22, with a peak percentage of 35% on February 17. The wind is most often from the west for 9.6 months, from April 22 to February 10, with a peak percentage of 42% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Stolbovaya throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Stolbovaya for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Stolbovaya for hot-weather activities is from early July to early August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in Stolbovaya typically lasts for 5.0 months (152 days), from around May 3 to around October 2, rarely starting before April 13 or after May 23, and rarely ending before September 14 or after October 20.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Stolbovaya should appear around May 6, only rarely appearing before April 28 or after May 15.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from May 3 to August 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 19, with an average of 6.1 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from October 18 to February 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 0.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Stolbovaya are 55.250 deg latitude, 37.492 deg longitude, and 614 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Stolbovaya contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 154 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 606 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (364 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (571 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Stolbovaya is covered by trees (61%) and cropland (28%), within 10 miles by trees (60%) and cropland (24%), and within 50 miles by trees (54%) and cropland (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Stolbovaya, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Stolbovaya.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Stolbovaya 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 Stolbovaya is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Stolbovaya and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .