Average Weather in Pine Mountain Club California, United States
In Pine Mountain Club, the summers are comfortable, arid, and clear and the winters are long, chilly, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 28°F to 77°F and is rarely below 19°F or above 83°F.
The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 17 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 69°F. The hottest day of the year is July 29, with an average high of 77°F and low of 55°F.
The cold season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 18 to March 18, with an average daily high temperature below 49°F. The coldest day of the year is December 23, with an average low of 28°F and high of 42°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 Pine Mountain Club, 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 Pine Mountain Club begins around April 26 and lasts for 6.3 months, ending around November 5. On September 7, 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 November 5 and lasts for 5.7 months, ending around April 26. On February 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 49% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 51% 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 Pine Mountain Club varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.5 months, from November 22 to April 6, with a greater than 11% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 21% on February 20.
The drier season lasts 7.5 months, from April 6 to November 22. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on June 22.
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 Pine Mountain Club changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 8.8 months, from January 16 to January 25, from February 21 to March 5, and from April 2 to December 5. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 8% on February 20.
Mixed snow and rain is the most common for 3.2 months, from January 25 to February 21, from March 5 to April 2, and from December 5 to January 16. The highest chance of a day with mixed snow and rain is 8% on February 9.
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. Pine Mountain Club experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from October 23 to April 8, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 20, with an average total accumulation of 1.8 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from April 8 to October 23. The least rain falls around June 28, 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. Pine Mountain Club experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from November 1 to April 29, 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 3, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.9 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from April 29 to November 1. The least snow falls around August 3, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Pine Mountain Club varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 49 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 30 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, 38 minutes later at 7:20 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:45 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 29 minutes later at 8:14 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Pine Mountain Club 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
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 Pine Mountain Club, 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
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 Pine Mountain Club experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from November 2 to June 22, with average wind speeds of more than 3.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.3 months, from June 22 to November 2. The calmest day of the year is August 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Pine Mountain Club varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 11 months, from January 13 to December 21, with a peak percentage of 61% on May 9. The wind is most often from the east for 3.3 weeks, from December 21 to January 13, with a peak percentage of 39% on January 1.
Pine Mountain Club is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.6 months, from July 6 to October 25, with an average temperature above 64°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 18, with an average temperature of 66°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 5.0 months, from December 17 to May 16, with an average temperature below 59°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is April 2, with an average temperature of 57°F.
Average Water Temperature
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 29 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 22, with an average of 8.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from November 5 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 26, with an average of 2.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Pine Mountain Club are 34.847 deg latitude, -119.157 deg longitude, and 6,240 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Pine Mountain Club contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 3,825 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,042 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,480 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,819 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Pine Mountain Club is covered by trees (65%) and shrubs (34%), within 10 miles by shrubs (54%) and trees (28%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (43%) and grassland (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Pine Mountain Club, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Pine Mountain Club.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Pine Mountain Club 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 Pine Mountain Club is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Pine Mountain Club and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Sandberg (63%, 41 kilometers, east); Meadows Field (13%, 66 kilometers, north); Camarillo Airport (12%, 70 kilometers, south); and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (12%, 78 kilometers, southwest).
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.