Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Lac du Flambeau Wisconsin, United States
In Lac du Flambeau, the summers are long, comfortable, and partly cloudy and the winters are freezing, snowy, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 5°F to 78°F and is rarely below -17°F or above 86°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Lac du Flambeau for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.
Climate in Lac du Flambeau
Average Temperature in Lac du Flambeau
The warm season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 18 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 67°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 78°F and low of 58°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from November 26 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 33°F. The coldest day of the year is January 28, with an average low of 5°F and high of 22°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in Lac du Flambeau
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 Lac du Flambeau
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In Lac du Flambeau, 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 Lac du Flambeau begins around May 15 and lasts for 5.3 months, ending around October 24. On August 2, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 69% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 31% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 24 and lasts for 6.7 months, ending around May 15. On January 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 75% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 25% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in Lac du Flambeau
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Lac du Flambeau varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.4 months, from April 9 to October 21, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 41% on July 3.
The drier season lasts 5.6 months, from October 21 to April 9. The smallest chance of a wet day is 9% on February 18.
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 in Lac du Flambeau changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 8.5 months, from March 14 to November 27. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 41% on July 3.
Snow alone is the most common for 3.5 months, from November 27 to March 14. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 11% on January 13.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Lac du Flambeau
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. Lac du Flambeau experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.0 months, from March 10 to December 8, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 21, with an average total accumulation of 3.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from December 8 to March 10. The least rain falls around January 26, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Lac du Flambeau
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. Lac du Flambeau experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from October 20 to May 5, 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 17, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.6 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from May 5 to October 20. The least snow falls around July 17, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Lac du Flambeau
The length of the day in Lac du Flambeau varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 39 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 15 hours, 45 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Lac du Flambeau
The earliest sunrise is at 5:08 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 39 minutes later at 7:47 AM on November 6. The earliest sunset is at 4:14 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 40 minutes later at 8:54 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Lac du Flambeau during 2021, starting in the spring on March 14, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 7.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Lac du Flambeau
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Lac du Flambeau
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.
Lac du Flambeau experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from June 11 to September 15, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 4% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 25, with muggy conditions 17% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is November 28, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels in Lac du Flambeau
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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 Lac du Flambeau experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.9 months, from September 24 to May 19, with average wind speeds of more than 8.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.1 months, from May 19 to September 24. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Lac du Flambeau
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Lac du Flambeau varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 2.3 months, from February 28 to May 5, with a peak percentage of 33% on April 3. The wind is most often from the south for 1.9 months, from May 5 to July 1 and for 1.9 months, from August 15 to October 13, with a peak percentage of 38% on September 5. The wind is most often from the west for 1.5 months, from July 1 to August 15 and for 4.5 months, from October 13 to February 28, with a peak percentage of 37% on July 19.
Wind Direction in Lac du Flambeau
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Lac du Flambeau 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 Lac du Flambeau for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
Tourism Score in Lac du Flambeau
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 Lac du Flambeau for hot-weather activities is from early July to early August, with a peak score in the third week of July.
Beach/Pool Score in Lac du Flambeau
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.
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Lac du Flambeau typically lasts for 4.2 months (131 days), from around May 18 to around September 25, rarely starting before May 1 or after June 5, and rarely ending before September 10 or after October 11.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Lac du Flambeau
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Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Lac du Flambeau should appear around May 4, only rarely appearing before April 21 or after May 18.
Growing Degree Days in Lac du Flambeau
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 3.6 months, from May 4 to August 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 8, with an average of 6.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 28 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 1.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Lac du Flambeau
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Lac du Flambeau are 45.970 deg latitude, -89.892 deg longitude, and 1,604 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lac du Flambeau is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 82 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,592 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (200 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,339 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lac du Flambeau is covered by water (44%), trees (33%), and herbaceous vegetation (21%), within 10 miles by herbaceous vegetation (52%) and trees (31%), and within 50 miles by trees (60%) and herbaceous vegetation (32%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lac du Flambeau, 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 Lac du Flambeau.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lac du Flambeau 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 Lac du Flambeau is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lac du Flambeau and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lakeland-Noble F Lee Memorial Field (KARV, 49%, 13 kilometers, east); Boulder Junction Payzer Airport (KD25, 36%, 16 kilometers, north); Park Falls Municipal Airport (KPKF, 9%, 41 kilometers, west); and Phillips / Price County (KPBH, 7%, 49 kilometers, southwest).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports 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.
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.
We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.