Average Weather in Gleed Washington, United States
In Gleed, the summers are warm, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are short, freezing, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 23°F to 88°F and is rarely below 9°F or above 97°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Gleed for warm-weather activities is from early July to mid August.
The hot season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 13 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is August 1, with an average high of 88°F and low of 56°F.
The cold season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 19 to February 15, with an average daily high temperature below 45°F. The coldest day of the year is December 23, with an average low of 23°F and high of 34°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 Gleed, 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 Gleed begins around June 8 and lasts for 4.0 months, ending around October 8. On August 3, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 82% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 18% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 8 and lasts for 8.0 months, ending around June 8. On January 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 65% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 35% 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 Gleed varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.5 months, from October 18 to April 1, with a greater than 21% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on December 1.
The drier season lasts 6.5 months, from April 1 to October 18. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on August 5.
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 Gleed changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 11 months, from January 12 to December 13. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 30% on November 9.
Snow alone is the most common for 4.3 weeks, from December 13 to January 12. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 15% on December 28.
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. Gleed experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.1 months, from September 15 to June 19, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 18, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from June 19 to September 15. The least rain falls around August 5, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 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. Gleed experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from October 29 to March 14, 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 30, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from March 14 to October 29. The least snow falls around July 5, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Gleed varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 33 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 51 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
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 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:14 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 46 minutes later at 9:00 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Gleed 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 Gleed, 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 Gleed experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from February 24 to August 23, with average wind speeds of more than 6.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is June 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.0 months, from August 23 to February 24. The calmest day of the year is December 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Gleed is from the west throughout the year.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Gleed 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 Gleed for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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 Gleed for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid 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 Gleed typically lasts for 5.0 months (154 days), from around May 5 to around October 6, rarely starting before April 15 or after May 25, and rarely ending before September 18 or after October 27.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Gleed should appear around April 15, only rarely appearing before April 2 or after April 29.
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 3.2 months, from May 13 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 13, with an average of 7.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from October 27 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 26, with an average of 1.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gleed are 46.658 deg latitude, -120.613 deg longitude, and 1,486 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Gleed contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 620 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,380 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,484 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,674 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Gleed is covered by cropland (64%) and shrubs (25%), within 10 miles by shrubs (51%) and cropland (35%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (53%) and trees (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Gleed, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Gleed.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Gleed 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 Gleed is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Gleed and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .