Average Weather in Burney California, United States
In Burney, the summers are hot, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are very cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 29°F to 88°F and is rarely below 20°F or above 96°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Burney for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The hot season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 15 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is July 29, with an average high of 88°F and low of 55°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 15 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature below 53°F. The coldest day of the year is December 31, with an average low of 29°F and high of 45°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 Burney, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Burney begins around May 30 and lasts for 4.6 months, ending around October 18. On August 3, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 89% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 11% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 18 and lasts for 7.4 months, ending around May 30. On January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 64% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 36% 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 Burney varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.9 months, from October 28 to May 23, with a greater than 20% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 37% on February 28.
The drier season lasts 5.1 months, from May 23 to October 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on August 3.
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 March 1.
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. Burney experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.6 months, from September 8 to June 25, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 11, with an average total accumulation of 4.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from June 25 to September 8. The least rain falls around July 31, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 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. Burney experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from November 24 to March 11, 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 31, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 8.4 months, from March 11 to November 24. The least snow falls around July 25, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Burney varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 14 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 7 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:34 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 5 minutes later at 7:39 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:38 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 4 minutes later at 8:42 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Burney 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
The perceived humidity level in Burney, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Burney experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from October 29 to May 12, with average wind speeds of more than 5.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.5 months, from May 12 to October 29. The calmest day of the year is August 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Burney varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 4.0 months, from May 9 to September 9, with a peak percentage of 42% on July 24. The wind is most often from the east for 1.5 months, from September 9 to October 25, with a peak percentage of 35% on October 21. The wind is most often from the south for 6.5 months, from October 25 to May 9, with a peak percentage of 45% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Burney 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 Burney for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the third 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 Burney for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the third 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 Burney typically lasts for 5.9 months (178 days), from around April 29 to around October 24, rarely starting before April 9 or after May 23, and rarely ending before October 6 or after November 11.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Burney should appear around April 3, only rarely appearing before March 15 or after April 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 3.3 months, from May 14 to August 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 1, with an average of 8.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from November 1 to February 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 20, with an average of 1.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Burney are 40.882 deg latitude, -121.661 deg longitude, and 3,245 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Burney contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 958 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,275 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,604 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (13,734 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Burney is covered by trees (56%) and shrubs (30%), within 10 miles by trees (58%) and shrubs (41%), and within 50 miles by trees (54%) and shrubs (34%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Burney, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Burney.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Burney 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 Burney is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Burney and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Redding Municipal Airport (28%, 67 kilometers, southwest); Mount Shasta (48%, 75 kilometers, northwest); and Alturas Municipal Airport (24%, 114 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .