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Average Weather in Mission Hills California, United States

In Mission Hills, the summers are comfortable and clear and the winters are cold, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 41°F to 73°F and is rarely below 33°F or above 83°F.

The warm season lasts for 3.6 months, from July 8 to October 27, with an average daily high temperature above 71°F. The hottest day of the year is September 23, with an average high of 73°F and low of 53°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.5 months, from December 4 to March 19, with an average daily high temperature below 64°F. The coldest day of the year is January 31, with an average low of 41°F and high of 64°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 Mission Hills12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecchillycoldcoolcomfortable
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 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 Mission Hills, 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 Mission Hills begins around May 6 and lasts for 5.8 months, ending around November 1. On August 13, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 93% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 7% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 1 and lasts for 6.2 months, ending around May 6. On February 18, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 45% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 55% of the time.

Cloud Cover

Cloud Cover in Mission Hillsclearercloudiercloudier0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecFeb 1845%Feb 1845%Aug 137%Aug 137%May 626%May 626%Nov 126%Nov 126%overcastmostly cloudymostly clearclear
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 Mission Hills varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.5 months, from November 20 to April 5, with a greater than 12% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 23% on February 20.

The drier season lasts 7.5 months, from April 5 to November 20. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 28.

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 23% on February 20.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Mission Hillswetwetdry0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecFeb 2023%Feb 2023%Jul 280%Jul 280%Jan 13%Jan 13%Nov 2012%Nov 2012%Apr 512%Apr 512%rain
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).

Sun

The length of the day in Mission Hills varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 50 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 29 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 5:48 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 37 minutes later at 7:25 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:50 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 28 minutes later at 8:18 PM on June 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Mission Hills 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 Mission Hills12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJun 125:48 AMJun 125:48 AM8:18 PMJun 288:18 PMJun 28Dec 54:50 PMDec 54:50 PM7:25 AMNov 47:25 AMNov 4Mar 12DSTMar 12DSTDSTNov 5DSTNov 5daynightnightnightnight
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 Mission Hills, 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 Mission Hills0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecFeb 250%Feb 250%Jul 150%Jul 150%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
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 Mission Hills experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from February 27 to June 26, with average wind speeds of more than 5.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is May 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.2 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.0 months, from June 26 to February 27. The calmest day of the year is October 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

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 Mission Hills varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 3.4 months, from May 20 to September 2, with a peak percentage of 57% on July 20. The wind is most often from the north for 8.6 months, from September 2 to May 20, with a peak percentage of 48% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Mission HillsNWN0%20%40%60%80%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecwestsoutheastnorth
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).

Water Temperature

Mission Hills 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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.6 months, from July 23 to November 10, with an average temperature above 60°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is September 23, with an average temperature of 61°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.4 months, from February 23 to June 6, with an average temperature below 56°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is April 17, with an average temperature of 55°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 3.9 months, from April 28 to August 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 22, with an average of 8.5 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from November 6 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 2.8 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Mission Hillsbrightdarkdark0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJun 228.5 kWhJun 228.5 kWhDec 242.8 kWhDec 242.8 kWhApr 287.3 kWhApr 287.3 kWhAug 257.3 kWhAug 257.3 kWhNov 63.9 kWhNov 63.9 kWhFeb 143.9 kWhFeb 143.9 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 Mission Hills are 34.693 deg latitude, -120.434 deg longitude, and 361 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Mission Hills contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 656 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 347 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,077 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,814 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Mission Hills is covered by cropland (42%), shrubs (34%), artificial surfaces (11%), and grassland (11%), within 10 miles by grassland (48%) and shrubs (22%), and within 50 miles by water (53%) and shrubs (21%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Mission Hills, 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 Mission Hills.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Mission Hills 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 Mission Hills is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Mission Hills and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lompoc Airport (72%, 4.2 kilometers, southwest); Santa Maria Airport (18%, 23 kilometers, north); and Santa Ynez Airport (10%, 34 kilometers, east).

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.