Average Weather in Bogalusa Louisiana, United States
In Bogalusa, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short and cold; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 41°F to 94°F and is rarely below 27°F or above 98°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Bogalusa for warm-weather activities are from early April to late May and from mid September to late October.
The hot season lasts for 4.1 months, from May 20 to September 24, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 94°F and low of 74°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.8 months, from November 29 to February 22, with an average daily high temperature below 69°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 41°F and high of 64°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 Bogalusa, 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 Bogalusa begins around September 12 and lasts for 2.9 months, ending around December 8. On October 26, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 67% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 33% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around December 8 and lasts for 9.1 months, ending around September 12. On July 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 54% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 46% 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 Bogalusa varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.0 months, from June 3 to September 1, with a greater than 40% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 59% on July 28.
The drier season lasts 9.0 months, from September 1 to June 3. The smallest chance of a wet day is 22% on October 9.
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 59% on July 28.
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. Bogalusa experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Bogalusa. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 15, with an average total accumulation of 5.4 inches.
The least rain falls around October 6, with an average total accumulation of 3.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Bogalusa varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 9 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 9 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:55 AM on June 10, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 20 minutes later at 7:15 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:57 PM on December 3, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 9 minutes later at 8:06 PM on June 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Bogalusa 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
Bogalusa experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from April 17 to October 19, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 27% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 23, with muggy conditions 98% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 29, with muggy conditions 4% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Bogalusa experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from October 4 to May 19, with average wind speeds of more than 3.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.5 months, from May 19 to October 4. The calmest day of the year is July 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Bogalusa varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 5.0 months, from February 25 to July 26 and for 3.0 weeks, from August 3 to August 24, with a peak percentage of 51% on May 21. The wind is most often from the east for 1.4 months, from August 24 to October 4 and for 1.1 weeks, from October 14 to October 22, with a peak percentage of 35% on September 20. The wind is most often from the north for 1.4 weeks, from October 4 to October 14 and for 4.1 months, from October 22 to February 25, with a peak percentage of 34% on October 12.
Bogalusa is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.9 months, from May 28 to September 26, with an average temperature above 80°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 10, with an average temperature of 86°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.5 months, from December 7 to March 21, with an average temperature below 65°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 3, with an average temperature of 59°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Bogalusa 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 Bogalusa for general outdoor tourist activities are from early April to late May and from mid September to late October, with a peak score in the last week of April.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Bogalusa for hot-weather activities are from early May to early July and from early August to late September, with a peak score in the first week of September.
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 Bogalusa typically lasts for 9.0 months (272 days), from around February 26 to around November 25, rarely starting before January 31 or after March 25, and rarely ending before November 2 or after December 19.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Bogalusa should appear around January 17, only rarely appearing before January 10 or after January 30.
Growing Degree Days
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 3.1 months, from April 3 to July 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 19, with an average of 6.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from November 16 to February 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 2.9 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Bogalusa are 30.791 deg latitude, -89.849 deg longitude, and 89 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Bogalusa is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 72 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 87 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (312 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (564 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Bogalusa is covered by herbaceous vegetation (48%), cropland (29%), and artificial surfaces (21%), within 10 miles by herbaceous vegetation (45%) and trees (33%), and within 50 miles by trees (40%) and herbaceous vegetation (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Bogalusa, 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 Bogalusa.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Bogalusa 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 Bogalusa is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Bogalusa and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: George R Carr Memorial Air Field (96%, 3.4 kilometers, northwest); Slidell Airport (1.7%, 51 kilometers, south); Hammond Northshore Regional Airport (1.3%, 62 kilometers, southwest); and Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport (0.8%, 85 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .