Average Weather at Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport California, United States
At Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport, the summers are short, warm, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are long, very cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 79°F and is rarely below 25°F or above 86°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport for warm-weather activities is from early July to early September.
The warm season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 21 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 72°F. The hottest day of the year is August 3, with an average high of 79°F and low of 65°F.
The cool season lasts for 4.8 months, from November 13 to April 7, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is December 22, with an average low of 35°F and high of 46°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
Latronico, Italy (6,318 miles away); Portariá, Greece (6,545 miles); and Erfelek, Turkey (6,632 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport (view comparison).
At Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year at Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport begins around May 28 and lasts for 4.8 months, ending around October 21. On July 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 89% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 11% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 21 and lasts for 7.2 months, ending around May 28. On February 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 62% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 38% 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 at Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.3 months, from October 27 to May 4, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on March 1.
The drier season lasts 5.7 months, from May 4 to October 27. 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 24% on November 26.
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. Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.1 months, from September 13 to June 16, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 11, with an average total accumulation of 5.4 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from June 16 to September 13. The least rain falls around July 30, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 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. Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from October 23 to May 10, 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 18, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from May 10 to October 23. The least snow falls around August 2, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day at Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 24 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 56 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:35 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 57 minutes later at 7:33 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:39 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 54 minutes later at 8:33 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport 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 at Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport, 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 at Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from November 19 to March 30, with average wind speeds of more than 5.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 18, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.7 months, from March 30 to November 19. The calmest day of the year is May 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 3.7 months, from January 31 to May 21; for 3.4 weeks, from August 18 to September 11; and for 1.1 months, from November 3 to December 7, with a peak percentage of 48% on March 2. The wind is most often from the west for 2.9 months, from May 21 to August 18, with a peak percentage of 41% on July 18. The wind is most often from the east for 1.7 months, from September 11 to November 3 and for 1.8 months, from December 7 to January 31, with a peak percentage of 41% on October 20.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport 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 Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to early 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 Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport 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 at Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport typically lasts for 6.4 months (195 days), from around April 30 to around November 11, rarely starting before March 30 or after May 28, and rarely ending before October 17 or after December 8.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport should appear around April 2, only rarely appearing before March 1 or after May 7.
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 12 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 Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport are 39.275 deg latitude, -120.710 deg longitude, and 4,793 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,683 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,827 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,984 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,702 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport is covered by trees (81%) and shrubs (19%), within 10 miles by trees (85%) and shrubs (15%), and within 50 miles by trees (54%) and shrubs (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport, 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
Blue Canyon-Nyack Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Auburn Municipal Airport, Placerville Airport, Truckee Tahoe Airport, Beale Air Force Base, Lincoln Regional Airport, Lake Tahoe Airport, Yuba County Airport, and Mc Clellan Airfield.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .