Average Weather in Mount Hood Village Oregon, United States
In Mount Hood Village, the summers are short, warm, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are very cold, wet, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 29°F to 80°F and is rarely below 18°F or above 90°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Mount Hood Village for warm-weather activities is from mid July to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 23 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 71°F. The hottest day of the year is August 4, with an average high of 80°F and low of 53°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from November 14 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 46°F. The coldest day of the year is December 30, with an average low of 29°F and high of 37°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 Mount Hood Village, 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 Mount Hood Village begins around June 16 and lasts for 3.7 months, ending around October 6. On August 3, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 80% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 20% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 6 and lasts for 8.3 months, ending around June 16. On December 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 79% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 21% 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 Mount Hood Village varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.9 months, from October 13 to May 9, with a greater than 32% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 60% on November 27.
The drier season lasts 5.1 months, from May 9 to October 13. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on August 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 throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 52% on November 10.
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. Mount Hood Village experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from August 14 to July 17, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 23, with an average total accumulation of 8.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.0 weeks, from July 17 to August 14. The least rain falls around July 29, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 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. Mount Hood Village experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from October 30 to March 30, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 1, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.8 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from March 30 to October 30. The least snow falls around July 15, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Mount Hood Village varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 43 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 40 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:19 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 31 minutes later at 7:50 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:24 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 35 minutes later at 9:00 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Mount Hood Village 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 Mount Hood Village, 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 Mount Hood Village experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from November 1 to April 2, with average wind speeds of more than 4.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 29, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 2 to November 1. The calmest day of the year is August 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Mount Hood Village varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 8.2 months, from February 26 to November 3, with a peak percentage of 80% on July 18. The wind is most often from the south for 4.0 weeks, from November 3 to December 1, with a peak percentage of 35% on November 18. The wind is most often from the east for 2.9 months, from December 1 to February 26, with a peak percentage of 42% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Mount Hood Village 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 Mount Hood Village for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.
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 Mount Hood Village for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.
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 Mount Hood Village typically lasts for 5.8 months (175 days), from around April 26 to around October 18, rarely starting before April 4 or after May 17, and rarely ending before September 27 or after November 9.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Mount Hood Village should appear around May 5, only rarely appearing before April 21 or after May 22.
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 2.8 months, from May 31 to August 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 17, with an average of 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from October 26 to February 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 26, with an average of 1.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Mount Hood Village are 45.355 deg latitude, -121.981 deg longitude, and 1,972 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Mount Hood Village contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,333 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,741 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,386 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,158 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Mount Hood Village is covered by shrubs (64%) and trees (36%), within 10 miles by trees (82%) and shrubs (17%), and within 50 miles by trees (47%) and shrubs (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Mount Hood Village, 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 Mount Hood Village.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Mount Hood Village 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 Mount Hood Village is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Mount Hood Village and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Portland–Troutdale Airport (48%, 40 kilometers, northwest); The Dalles Municipal Airport (35%, 70 kilometers, northeast); and Roberts Field-Redmond Municipal Airport (17%, 139 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .