Average Weather in Camino California, United States
In Camino, the summers are hot, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are long, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 39°F to 88°F and is rarely below 30°F or above 95°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Camino for warm-weather activities is from late June to mid September.
The hot season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 18 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is July 28, with an average high of 88°F and low of 67°F.
The cool season lasts for 4.3 months, from November 13 to March 21, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is December 23, with an average low of 39°F and high of 52°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 Camino, 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 Camino begins around May 23 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around October 23. On July 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 90% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 10% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 23 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around May 23. On February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 60% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 41% 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 Camino varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.9 months, from October 28 to April 25, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on February 21.
The drier season lasts 6.1 months, from April 25 to October 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on July 19.
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 30% on February 5.
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. Camino experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.8 months, from September 17 to June 12, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 17, with an average total accumulation of 5.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from June 12 to September 17. The least rain falls around July 31, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 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. Camino experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from December 17 to March 26, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 17, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 8.7 months, from March 26 to December 17. The least snow falls around August 14, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Camino varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 27 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 53 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:37 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 55 minutes later at 7:31 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:40 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 51 minutes later at 8:31 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Camino 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 Camino, 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
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Camino varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 2.7 months, from February 9 to April 29, with a peak percentage of 44% on March 2. The wind is most often from the west for 4.5 months, from April 29 to September 13, with a peak percentage of 45% on July 18. The wind is most often from the east for 2.4 months, from September 13 to November 24 and for 2.5 months, from November 24 to February 9, with a peak percentage of 41% on October 21.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Camino 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 Camino for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to mid September, with a peak score in the second 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 Camino for hot-weather activities is from early July to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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 Camino typically lasts for 8.0 months (243 days), from around March 31 to around November 29, rarely starting before February 15 or after May 2, and rarely ending before November 4 or after January 3.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Camino should appear around February 19, only rarely appearing before January 28 or after March 19.
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 3.4 months, from May 11 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 29, with an average of 8.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from November 2 to February 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 2.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Camino are 38.738 deg latitude, -120.675 deg longitude, and 2,858 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Camino contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,339 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,904 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,308 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,797 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Camino is covered by shrubs (57%) and trees (41%), within 10 miles by trees (56%) and shrubs (39%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and shrubs (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Camino, 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 Camino.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Camino 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 Camino is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Camino and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Placerville Airport (94%, 7 kilometers, west); Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport (3.6%, 60 kilometers, north); and Lake Tahoe Airport (2.5%, 62 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .