Average Weather in Shingle Springs California, United States
In Shingle Springs, the summers are hot, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 40°F to 92°F and is rarely below 33°F or above 100°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Shingle Springs for warm-weather activities is from mid June to late September.
The hot season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 13 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest day of the year is July 26, with an average high of 92°F and low of 66°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 17 to March 6, with an average daily high temperature below 61°F. The coldest day of the year is December 30, with an average low of 40°F and high of 53°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 Shingle Springs, 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 Shingle Springs begins around May 21 and lasts for 5.1 months, ending around October 23. On July 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 91% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 9% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 23 and lasts for 6.9 months, ending around May 21. On February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 58% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 42% 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 Shingle Springs varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.6 months, from October 29 to April 18, with a greater than 17% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 34% on February 20.
The drier season lasts 6.4 months, from April 18 to October 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% 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 34% 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. Shingle Springs experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.5 months, from September 22 to June 5, 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 5.2 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from June 5 to September 22. The least rain falls around July 31, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Shingle Springs varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 28 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 52 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:38 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 54 minutes later at 7:32 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:42 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 50 minutes later at 8:32 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Shingle Springs 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 Shingle Springs, 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 Shingle Springs experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from November 19 to March 24, with average wind speeds of more than 5.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.8 months, from March 24 to November 19. The calmest day of the year is October 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Shingle Springs varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 3.7 months, from February 1 to May 23 and for 5.6 months, from June 20 to December 7, with a peak percentage of 48% on August 12. The wind is most often from the west for 4.0 weeks, from May 23 to June 20, with a peak percentage of 41% on June 15. The wind is most often from the east for 1.8 months, from December 7 to February 1, with a peak percentage of 41% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Shingle Springs 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 Shingle Springs for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to late September, with a peak score in the first 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 Shingle Springs 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.
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Shingle Springs over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 8, with a 51% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Shingle Springs should appear around February 19, only rarely appearing before February 5 or after March 10.
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 10 to August 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 1, with an average of 8.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from November 2 to February 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 2.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Shingle Springs are 38.666 deg latitude, -120.926 deg longitude, and 1,398 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Shingle Springs contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 679 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,428 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,221 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (10,072 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Shingle Springs is covered by shrubs (60%) and grassland (31%), within 10 miles by grassland (44%) and shrubs (41%), and within 50 miles by trees (31%) and grassland (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Shingle Springs, 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 Shingle Springs.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Shingle Springs 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 Shingle Springs is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Shingle Springs and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Placerville Airport (35%, 16 kilometers, east); Sacramento Mather Airport (23%, 34 kilometers, west); and Auburn Municipal Airport (42%, 35 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .