Average Weather in Babbitt Minnesota, United States
In Babbitt, the summers are long, comfortable, and partly cloudy and the winters are frigid, snowy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -2°F to 77°F and is rarely below -26°F or above 85°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Babbitt for warm-weather activities is from early July to late August.
The warm season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 19 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 65°F. The hottest day of the year is July 18, with an average high of 77°F and low of 55°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 26 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 29°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of -2°F and high of 17°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 Babbitt, 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 Babbitt begins around May 24 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around October 14. On August 2, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 69% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 31% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 14 and lasts for 7.3 months, ending around May 24. On February 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 73% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 27% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
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. The chance of wet days in Babbitt varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.5 months, from April 28 to October 10, with a greater than 24% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 42% on June 30.
The drier season lasts 6.6 months, from October 10 to April 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7% on February 4.
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 Babbitt changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 7.9 months, from March 18 to November 14. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 42% on June 30.
Snow alone is the most common for 4.1 months, from November 14 to March 18. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 10% on January 4.
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. Babbitt experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.1 months, from March 20 to November 24, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 27, with an average total accumulation of 3.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from November 24 to March 20. The least rain falls around January 26, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 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. Babbitt experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from October 15 to May 8, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around November 26, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.5 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from May 8 to October 15. The least snow falls around July 24, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Babbitt varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 25 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 0 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:08 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 48 minutes later at 7:56 AM on December 31. The earliest sunset is at 4:15 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 54 minutes later at 9:10 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Babbitt during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Babbitt experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from June 14 to September 14, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 3% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 25, with muggy conditions 11% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is March 1, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Babbitt experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from September 30 to May 14, with average wind speeds of more than 6.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.5 months, from May 14 to September 30. The calmest day of the year is July 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Babbitt varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 2.4 months, from February 27 to May 8, with a peak percentage of 32% on March 27. The wind is most often from the south for 3.9 weeks, from May 14 to June 10 and for 3.0 weeks, from August 19 to September 9, with a peak percentage of 35% on September 3. The wind is most often from the west for 2.3 months, from June 10 to August 19 and for 5.6 months, from September 9 to February 27, with a peak percentage of 38% on July 19.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Babbitt 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 Babbitt for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to late 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 Babbitt 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 Babbitt typically lasts for 3.7 months (113 days), from around May 27 to around September 17, rarely starting before May 11 or after June 12, and rarely ending before August 31 or after October 3.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Babbitt should appear around May 9, only rarely appearing before April 27 or after May 26.
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 3.6 months, from May 3 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 10, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 27 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 18, with an average of 1.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Babbitt are 47.709 deg latitude, -91.945 deg longitude, and 1,483 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Babbitt contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 453 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,503 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (486 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,506 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Babbitt is covered by trees (81%), within 10 miles by trees (82%), and within 50 miles by trees (79%) and water (12%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Babbitt, 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 Babbitt.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Babbitt 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 Babbitt is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Babbitt and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Ely Municipal Airport (72%, 15 kilometers, northeast); Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport (11%, 52 kilometers, southwest); Cook Municipal Airport (9%, 57 kilometers, west); and Silver Bay Municipal Airport (8%, 65 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .