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Average Weather in Piggott Arkansas, United States

In Piggott, the summers are long, hot, and muggy; the winters are very cold, wet, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 30°F to 89°F and is rarely below 15°F or above 95°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Piggott for warm-weather activities are from mid May to late June and from late July to early October.

Temperature

The hot season lasts for 4.0 months, from May 22 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is July 6, with an average high of 89°F and low of 71°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 28 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 53°F. The coldest day of the year is January 6, with an average low of 30°F and high of 45°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in PiggottJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhotwarmfreezing
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Saloğlu, Azerbaijan (6,386 miles away); Karaj, Iran (6,867 miles); and Zhengzhou, China (7,296 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Piggott (view comparison).

Clouds

In Piggott, 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 Piggott begins around June 14 and lasts for 4.6 months, ending around November 1. On August 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 71% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 29% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 1 and lasts for 7.4 months, ending around June 14. On December 23, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 51% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in PiggottclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 2371%Aug 2371%Dec 2349%Dec 2349%Jun 1459%Jun 1459%Nov 160%Nov 160%clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercastmostly clear
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Piggott varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from March 15 to August 9, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 39% on May 12.

The drier season lasts 7.2 months, from August 9 to March 15. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on January 23.

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 39% on May 12.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in PiggottwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%May 1239%May 1239%Jan 2321%Jan 2321%Jan 124%Jan 124%Mar 1530%Mar 1530%Aug 930%Aug 930%rainsnow
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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. Piggott experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Piggott. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around April 28, with an average total accumulation of 4.9 inches.

The least rain falls around August 24, with an average total accumulation of 2.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

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. Piggott experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from November 28 to March 15, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 4, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 8.4 months, from March 15 to November 28. The least snow falls around July 20, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in PiggottsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in1 in2 in3 in4 in5 inFeb 40.4 inFeb 40.4 inJul 200.0 inJul 200.0 inNov 280.1 inNov 280.1 inMar 150.1 inMar 150.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Piggott varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 41 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 39 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:42 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 45 minutes later at 7:27 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:45 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 37 minutes later at 8:22 PM on June 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Piggott 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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in PiggottJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 125:42 AMJun 125:42 AM8:22 PMJun 288:22 PMJun 28Dec 54:45 PMDec 54:45 PM7:27 AMNov 47:27 AMNov 4Mar 12DSTMar 12DSTDSTNov 5DSTNov 5daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

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.

Piggott experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from May 15 to September 26, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 21% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 22, with muggy conditions 85% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is January 21, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in PiggottmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 210%Jan 210%85%Jul 2285%Jul 22May 1521%May 1521%Sep 2621%Sep 2621%oppressiveoppressivedrydryhumidhumidmuggymuggymiserablemiserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

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 Piggott experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from October 19 to May 24, with average wind speeds of more than 7.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.8 months, from May 24 to October 19. The calmest day of the year is July 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Piggott varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 9.6 months, from March 11 to December 31, with a peak percentage of 45% on May 18. The wind is most often from the north for 2.4 months, from December 31 to March 11, with a peak percentage of 32% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in PiggottNSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsouthnortheast
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Piggott 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 times of year to visit Piggott for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid May to late June and from late July to early October, with a peak score in the second week of September.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Piggottbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.46.40.50.56.06.05.55.5 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Piggott for hot-weather activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the first week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Piggottbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.26.20.00.06.26.2 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Piggott typically lasts for 7.5 months (228 days), from around March 24 to around November 7, rarely starting before March 4 or after April 13, and rarely ending before October 20 or after November 26.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Piggottgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 2450%Mar 2450%Nov 750%Nov 790%Apr 1390%Apr 1390%Oct 2090%Oct 2010%Mar 410%Mar 410%Nov 2610%Nov 260%Jan 190%Jan 19Jul 21100%Jul 21100%freezingvery coldcoldcomfortablewarmhotcool
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: 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 black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Piggott should appear around March 4, only rarely appearing before February 16 or after March 23.

Growing Degree Days

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy 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 average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from April 20 to August 30, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 4, with an average of 6.8 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 8 to February 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 2.3 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Piggott are 36.383 deg latitude, -90.191 deg longitude, and 279 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Piggott contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 240 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 306 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (292 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (705 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Piggott is covered by cropland (73%) and trees (18%), within 10 miles by cropland (86%) and trees (13%), and within 50 miles by cropland (74%) and trees (18%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Piggott, 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 Piggott.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Piggott 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 Piggott is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Piggott and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Poplar Bluff Municipal Airport (36%, 45 kilometers, north); Arkansas International Airport (30%, 51 kilometers, southeast); Walnut Ridge Regional Airport (18%, 72 kilometers, southwest); and Jonesboro Municipal Airport (17%, 74 kilometers, southwest).

Other Data

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.

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.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.