Average Weather in South Dos Palos California, United States
In South Dos Palos, the summers are hot, arid, and clear and the winters are short, cold, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 38°F to 95°F and is rarely below 29°F or above 102°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from June 5 to September 25, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is July 18, with an average high of 95°F and low of 61°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 22 to February 18, with an average daily high temperature below 64°F. The coldest day of the year is December 30, with an average low of 38°F and high of 56°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 South Dos Palos, 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 South Dos Palos begins around May 9 and lasts for 5.6 months, ending around October 29. On August 8, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 92% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 8% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 29 and lasts for 6.4 months, ending around May 9. On February 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 50% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 50% 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 South Dos Palos varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.9 months, from November 10 to April 7, with a greater than 14% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 27% on February 20.
The drier season lasts 7.1 months, from April 7 to November 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 29.
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 27% on February 20.
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. South Dos Palos experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.7 months, from October 12 to May 3, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 14, with an average total accumulation of 2.5 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from May 3 to October 12. The least rain falls around August 9, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in South Dos Palos varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 37 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 42 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:42 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 48 minutes later at 7:30 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:45 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 41 minutes later at 8:26 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in South Dos Palos 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 South Dos Palos, 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 South Dos Palos experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from April 4 to September 5, with average wind speeds of more than 4.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is June 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.0 months, from September 5 to April 4. The calmest day of the year is January 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in South Dos Palos is from the west throughout the year.
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 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 23, with an average of 8.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from November 4 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 26, with an average of 2.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of South Dos Palos are 36.964 deg latitude, -120.653 deg longitude, and 115 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of South Dos Palos is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 13 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 116 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (597 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (5,194 feet).
The area within 2 miles of South Dos Palos is covered by cropland (97%), within 10 miles by cropland (91%), and within 50 miles by cropland (44%) and grassland (39%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in South Dos Palos, 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 South Dos Palos.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and South Dos Palos 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 South Dos Palos is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between South Dos Palos and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Merced Municipal Airport (48%, 38 kilometers, north); Madera Municipal Airport (33%, 48 kilometers, east); and Hollister Municipal Airport (20%, 68 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .