Average Weather in Granite Bay California, United States
In Granite Bay, the summers are hot, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 39°F to 94°F and is rarely below 32°F or above 103°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from June 8 to September 22, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 94°F and low of 64°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 20 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 61°F. The coldest day of the year is December 31, with an average low of 39°F and high of 53°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
In Granite Bay, 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 Granite Bay begins around May 21 and lasts for 5.1 months, ending around October 23. On July 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 91% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 9% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 23 and lasts for 6.9 months, ending around May 21. On February 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 57% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 43% of the time.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Granite Bay varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.4 months, from October 30 to April 12, with a greater than 17% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 33% on February 20.
The drier season lasts 6.6 months, from April 12 to October 30. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 19.
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 throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 33% on February 20.
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. Granite Bay experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.2 months, from September 25 to May 31, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 16, with an average total accumulation of 4.9 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from May 31 to September 25. The least rain falls around July 30, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Granite Bay varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 27 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 53 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:39 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 56 minutes later at 7:35 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:42 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 51 minutes later at 8:33 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Granite Bay during 2017, starting in the spring on March 12, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 5.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Granite Bay, 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, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Granite Bay varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 11 months, from January 26 to December 21, with a peak percentage of 65% on August 11. The wind is most often from the east for 1.2 months, from December 21 to January 26, with a peak percentage of 37% on January 1.
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 3.5 months, from May 10 to August 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 29, with an average of 8.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from November 2 to February 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 20, with an average of 2.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Granite Bay are 38.763 deg latitude, -121.164 deg longitude, and 463 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Granite Bay contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 354 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 432 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,959 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (7,900 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Granite Bay is covered by artificial surfaces (43%), cropland (25%), and grassland (17%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (35%) and grassland (28%), and within 50 miles by cropland (30%) and trees (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Granite Bay, 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Granite Bay.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Granite Bay 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 Granite Bay is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Granite Bay and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Auburn Municipal Airport (14%, 22 kilometers, north); Lincoln Regional Airport (28%, 23 kilometers, northwest); Mc Clellan Airfield (27%, 23 kilometers, southwest); Sacramento Mather Airport (25%, 25 kilometers, southwest); and Placerville Airport (6%, 36 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .