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Average Weather in Tumbler Ridge Canada

In Tumbler Ridge, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are long, freezing, snowy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 9°F to 71°F and is rarely below -16°F or above 81°F.

The warm season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 23 to September 9, with an average daily high temperature above 61°F. The hottest day of the year is July 31, with an average high of 71°F and low of 50°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 11 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature below 31°F. The coldest day of the year is January 1, with an average low of 9°F and high of 21°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in Tumbler Ridge12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecfrigidfreezingchillycoldcoolcomfortable
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

In Tumbler Ridge, 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 Tumbler Ridge begins around June 5 and lasts for 3.9 months, ending around October 1. On August 3, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 56% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 44% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 1 and lasts for 8.1 months, ending around June 5. On February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 71% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 29% of the time.

Cloud Cover

Cloud Cover in Tumbler Ridgeclearercloudiercloudier0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecFeb 2071%Feb 2071%Aug 344%Aug 344%Jun 557%Jun 557%Oct 158%Oct 158%overcastmostly cloudypartly cloudymostly clearclear
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Tumbler Ridge varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.8 months, from May 14 to November 8, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 34% on June 21.

The drier season lasts 6.2 months, from November 8 to May 14. The smallest chance of a wet day is 13% on February 14.

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 Tumbler Ridge changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 7.3 months, from March 28 to November 6. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 34% on June 21.

Snow alone is the most common for 4.7 months, from November 6 to March 28. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 16% on December 27.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Tumbler Ridgesnowrainsnow0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJun 2134%Jun 2134%Feb 1413%Feb 1413%Mar 2814%Mar 2814%Nov 624%Nov 624%Jan 119%Jan 119%May 1423%May 1423%snowmixedrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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. Tumbler Ridge experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 8 to November 8, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 26, with an average total accumulation of 2.8 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from November 8 to April 8. The least rain falls around February 18, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

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. Tumbler Ridge experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.9 months, from September 30 to April 28, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 1, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.8 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from April 28 to September 30. The least snow falls around July 13, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Tumbler Ridgesnowsnow0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 in3.0 inJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJan 10.8 inJan 10.8 inJul 130.0 inJul 130.0 inSep 300.1 inSep 300.1 inApr 280.1 inApr 280.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Tumbler Ridge varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 8 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 17 hours, 24 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 4:23 AM on June 17, and the latest sunrise is 5 hours, 7 minutes later at 9:30 AM on December 29. The earliest sunset is at 4:34 PM on December 13, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 14 minutes later at 9:48 PM on June 23.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Tumbler Ridge during 2017.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Tumbler Ridge2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJun 174:23 AMJun 174:23 AM9:48 PMJun 239:48 PMJun 23Dec 134:34 PMDec 134:34 PM9:30 AMDec 299:30 AMDec 29daynightnightnightnight
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

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.

The perceived humidity level in Tumbler Ridge, 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

Humidity Comfort Levels in Tumbler Ridge0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJul 30%Jul 30%drydry
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

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 Tumbler Ridge experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from October 10 to April 25, with average wind speeds of more than 2.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.5 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.5 months, from April 25 to October 10. The calmest day of the year is August 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Tumbler Ridgewindywindy0.0 mph0.5 mph1.0 mph1.5 mph2.0 mph2.5 mph3.0 mph3.5 mph4.0 mph4.5 mph5.0 mph5.5 mphJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecDec 103.5 mphDec 103.5 mphAug 172.4 mphAug 172.4 mphOct 102.9 mphOct 102.9 mphApr 252.9 mphApr 252.9 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Tumbler Ridge varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 10 months, from January 1 to November 11, with a peak percentage of 68% on July 21. The wind is most often from the south for 1.7 months, from November 11 to January 1, with a peak percentage of 41% on December 8.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Tumbler RidgeWS0%20%40%60%80%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecwestsoutheastnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Solar Energy

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 3.8 months, from April 26 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 14, with an average of 6.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from October 22 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 0.5 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Tumbler Ridgebrightdarkdark0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJun 146.2 kWhJun 146.2 kWhDec 190.5 kWhDec 190.5 kWhApr 265.1 kWhApr 265.1 kWhAug 195.1 kWhAug 195.1 kWhOct 221.7 kWhOct 221.7 kWhFeb 171.7 kWhFeb 171.7 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Tumbler Ridge are 55.130 deg latitude, -120.994 deg longitude, and 2,825 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Tumbler Ridge contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,568 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,914 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,051 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,087 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Tumbler Ridge is covered by trees (84%) and sparse vegetation (10%), within 10 miles by trees (95%), and within 50 miles by trees (83%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Tumbler Ridge, 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 Tumbler Ridge.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Tumbler Ridge 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 Tumbler Ridge is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Tumbler Ridge and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Beaverlodge (42%, 102 kilometers, east); Fort St. John Airport (31%, 124 kilometers, north); and Mackenzie Airport (27%, 137 kilometers, west).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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.