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Average Weather at Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field) California, United States

At Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field), the summers are sweltering, arid, and clear and the winters are cold and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 38°F to 98°F and is rarely below 28°F or above 105°F.

The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from June 1 to September 24, with an average daily high temperature above 89°F. The hottest day of the year is July 18, with an average high of 98°F and low of 64°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 21 to February 19, with an average daily high temperature below 65°F. The coldest day of the year is December 16, with an average low of 38°F and high of 57°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature at Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field)hotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F10°F20°F30°F40°F50°F60°F70°F80°F90°F100°F110°FDec 1657°FDec 1657°FJul 1898°FJul 1898°F38°F38°F64°F64°FJun 189°FJun 189°FSep 2490°FSep 2490°FFeb 1964°FFeb 1964°F57°F57°F57°F57°F41°F41°F43°F43°F
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 at Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMhotcoldcoolchillywarmswelteringcomfortable
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

At Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field), 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 at Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field) begins around May 7 and lasts for 5.8 months, ending around October 31. On August 8, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 92% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 8% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 31 and lasts for 6.2 months, ending around May 7. On February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 48% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 52% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories at Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field)clearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 892%Aug 892%Feb 2152%Feb 2152%May 772%May 772%Oct 3172%Oct 3172%clearovercastmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudy
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 at Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field) varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from November 13 to April 7, with a greater than 12% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 24% on February 20.

The drier season lasts 7.2 months, from April 7 to November 13. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on August 6.

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 February 20.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field)wetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 2024%Feb 2024%Aug 60%Aug 60%Jan 120%Jan 120%Nov 1312%Nov 1312%Apr 712%Apr 712%rain
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. Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field) experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from October 17 to April 27, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 4, with an average total accumulation of 2.1 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from April 27 to October 17. The least rain falls around August 3, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall at Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field)rainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec-0 in1 in2 in3 in4 in5 inJan 42.1 inJan 42.1 inAug 30.0 inAug 30.0 inFeb 152.1 inFeb 152.1 inOct 170.5 inOct 170.5 inApr 270.5 inApr 270.5 in
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.

Sun

The length of the day at Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field) varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 41 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 38 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2014 hr, 38 minJun 2014 hr, 38 minJun 2012 hr, 8 minSep 2212 hr, 8 minSep 229 hr, 41 minDec 219 hr, 41 minDec 21nightnightday
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 5:41 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 45 minutes later at 7:26 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:44 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 37 minutes later at 8:21 PM on June 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field) 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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 135:41 AMJun 135:41 AM8:21 PMJun 288:21 PMJun 28Dec 54:44 PMDec 54:44 PM7:26 AMNov 47:26 AMNov 4Mar 12DSTMar 12DSTDSTNov 5DSTNov 5daynightnightnightnight
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. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

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 at Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field), 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, staying within 1% of 1% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels at Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Nov 250%Nov 250%Jul 221%Jul 221%drydrycomfortablecomfortablehumidhumid
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 at Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field) experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from March 26 to August 4, with average wind speeds of more than 3.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is May 30, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.9 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.7 months, from August 4 to March 26. The calmest day of the year is January 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field)windyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mphMay 304.9 mphMay 304.9 mphJan 132.8 mphJan 132.8 mphMar 263.8 mphMar 263.8 mphAug 43.8 mphAug 43.8 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 at Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field) is from the west throughout the year.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westnorthsouth
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 3.7 months, from May 3 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 23, with an average of 8.5 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from November 4 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 26, with an average of 2.5 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field)brightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhJun 238.5 kWhJun 238.5 kWhDec 262.5 kWhDec 262.5 kWhMay 37.3 kWhMay 37.3 kWhAug 247.3 kWhAug 247.3 kWhNov 43.7 kWhNov 43.7 kWhFeb 173.7 kWhFeb 173.7 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 Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field) are 36.332 deg latitude, -119.951 deg longitude, and 230 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field) is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 30 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 232 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (148 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (5,092 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field) is covered by cropland (90%), within 10 miles by cropland (96%), and within 50 miles by cropland (59%) and grassland (28%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field), 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

Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field) 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 Hanford Municipal Airport, Fresno Air Terminal Airport, Visalia Municipal Airport, Madera Municipal Airport, Porterville Municipal Airport, Paso Robles Municipal Airport, Merced Municipal Airport, and Castle Airport.

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.