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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.

Temperature

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 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 BurneyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcomfortablewarmhotcoldcoolvery coldfreezing
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.

Clouds

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

Cloud Cover Categories in BurneyclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 389%Aug 389%Jan 1036%Jan 1036%May 3062%May 3062%Oct 1863%Oct 1863%clearovercastmostly cloudymostly clearpartly cloudy
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 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

Daily Chance of Precipitation in BurneywetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 2837%Feb 2837%Aug 32%Aug 32%Jan 130%Jan 130%Oct 2820%Oct 2820%May 2320%May 2320%rainmixedsnow
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. 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

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. 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

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in BurneysnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in1 in2 in3 in4 in5 inDec 310.3 inDec 310.3 inJul 250.0 inJul 250.0 inMar 110.1 inMar 110.1 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 Burney varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 14 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 15 hours, 7 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 5:34 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 7 minutes later at 7:41 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:38 PM on December 6, 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 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 BurneyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 145:34 AMJun 145:34 AM8:42 PMJun 278:42 PMJun 27Dec 64:38 PMDec 64:38 PM7:41 AMNov 47:41 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.

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

Humidity Comfort Levels in BurneyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 140%Feb 140%Jul 290%Jul 290%drydry
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 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

Average Wind Speed in BurneywindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mph10 mphDec 175.9 mphDec 175.9 mphAug 64.6 mphAug 64.6 mphOct 295.3 mphOct 295.3 mphMay 125.3 mphMay 125.3 mph
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 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.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in BurneySWESJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%southeastwestnorth
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).

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 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

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in BurneybrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhJul 18.5 kWhJul 18.5 kWhDec 201.8 kWhDec 201.8 kWhMay 147.1 kWhMay 147.1 kWhAug 247.1 kWhAug 247.1 kWhNov 13.1 kWhNov 13.1 kWhFeb 193.1 kWhFeb 193.1 kWh
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 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%).

Data Sources

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).

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.