Average Weather at Wendover Airport Utah, United States
At Wendover Airport, the summers are hot and mostly clear, the winters are freezing and partly cloudy, and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 19°F to 93°F and is rarely below 6°F or above 100°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Wendover Airport for warm-weather activities is from mid June to early September.
The hot season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 9 to September 12, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 93°F and low of 69°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 18 to February 22, with an average daily high temperature below 46°F. The coldest day of the year is January 2, with an average low of 19°F and high of 35°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
At Wendover Airport, 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 Wendover Airport begins around June 3 and lasts for 4.6 months, ending around October 22. On August 19, 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 22 and lasts for 7.4 months, ending around June 3. On March 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 51% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
Wendover Airport does not experience significant seasonal variation in the frequency of wet days (i.e., those with greater than 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation). The frequency ranges from 5% to 15%, with an average value of 9%.
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 15% on May 19.
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. Wendover Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 7 to October 17, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 17, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from October 17 to April 7. The least rain falls around January 27, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall at Wendover Airport does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day at Wendover Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 15 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 6 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:04 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 5 minutes later at 8:08 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:08 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 3 minutes later at 9:11 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Wendover 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 Wendover 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed at Wendover Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from February 20 to May 25, with average wind speeds of more than 7.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.9 months, from May 25 to February 20. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Wendover Airport is from the west throughout the year.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Wendover 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 Wendover Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the third 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 Wendover Airport for hot-weather activities is from early 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 Wendover Airport typically lasts for 6.5 months (200 days), from around April 10 to around October 27, rarely starting before March 20 or after April 30, and rarely ending before October 11 or after November 12.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Wendover Airport should appear around April 10, only rarely appearing before March 28 or after April 26.
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 3.1 months, from May 13 to August 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 29, with an average of 8.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from November 1 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 2.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Wendover Airport are 40.728 deg latitude, -114.038 deg longitude, and 4,229 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Wendover Airport contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,109 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,309 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,520 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,447 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Wendover Airport is covered by shrubs (51%) and bare soil (47%), within 10 miles by shrubs (56%) and bare soil (40%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (60%) and bare soil (36%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Wendover 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
Wendover 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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .