Average Weather in Redmond Oregon, United States
In Redmond, the summers are short, warm, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are chilly and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 24°F to 87°F and is rarely below 11°F or above 96°F.
The hot season lasts for 2.7 months, from June 22 to September 12, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is August 3, with an average high of 87°F and low of 50°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.4 months, from November 13 to February 25, with an average daily high temperature below 50°F. The coldest day of the year is December 23, with an average low of 24°F and high of 41°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 Redmond, 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 Redmond begins around June 13 and lasts for 3.8 months, ending around October 7. On July 28, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 84% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 16% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 7 and lasts for 8.2 months, ending around June 13. On January 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 62% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 38% 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 Redmond varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.7 months, from October 23 to April 13, with a greater than 22% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on November 30.
The drier season lasts 6.3 months, from April 13 to October 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on August 6.
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 29% on November 18.
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. Redmond experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.6 months, from September 14 to July 1, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 1, with an average total accumulation of 2.3 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from July 1 to September 14. The least rain falls around August 9, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 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. Redmond experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from November 1 to March 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 December 20, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.5 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from March 8 to November 1. 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 Redmond varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 51 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 31 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:20 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 26 minutes later at 7:46 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:25 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 27 minutes later at 8:52 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Redmond 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 Redmond, 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 Redmond experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from October 24 to May 19, with average wind speeds of more than 3.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.2 months, from May 19 to October 24. The calmest day of the year is August 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Redmond varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 7.2 months, from March 11 to October 17, with a peak percentage of 55% on June 8. The wind is most often from the south for 4.8 months, from October 17 to March 11, with a peak percentage of 59% 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 3.4 months, from May 13 to August 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 1, with an average of 8.0 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 28 to February 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 15, with an average of 1.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Redmond are 44.273 deg latitude, -121.174 deg longitude, and 3,018 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Redmond contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 203 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,015 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,044 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (9,295 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Redmond is covered by shrubs (61%) and artificial surfaces (34%), within 10 miles by shrubs (74%) and cropland (21%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (62%) and trees (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Redmond, 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 Redmond.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Redmond 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 Redmond is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Redmond and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Roberts Field-Redmond Municipal Airport (99%, 3.3 kilometers, southeast); The Dalles Municipal Airport (0.3%, 150 kilometers, north); McNary Field (0.3%, 161 kilometers, northwest); and Aurora State Airport (0.3%, 166 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .