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Climate and Average Weather Year Round at Cedar City Regional Airport Utah, United States

At Cedar City Regional Airport, the summers are hot and mostly clear, the winters are very cold and partly cloudy, and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 19°F to 89°F and is rarely below 4°F or above 96°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Cedar City Regional Airport for warm-weather activities is from mid June to early September.

Climate at Cedar City Regional Airport

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Cedar City Regional Airport weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature at Cedar City Regional Airport

The hot season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 5 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is July 14, with an average high of 89°F and low of 60°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 21 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 50°F. The coldest day of the year is January 3, with an average low of 19°F and high of 41°F.

Average High and Low Temperature at Cedar City Regional Airport

Average High and Low Temperature at Cedar City Regional AirporthotcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 341°FJan 341°FJul 1489°FJul 1489°F19°F19°F60°F60°FJun 579°FJun 579°FSep 1579°FSep 1579°FNov 2150°FNov 2150°FFeb 2650°FFeb 2650°F49°F49°F51°F51°F27°F27°F27°F27°FNowNow
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 at Cedar City Regional Airport

Average Hourly Temperature at Cedar City Regional AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingfreezingfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhotfreezingcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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Clouds

At Cedar City Regional 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 Cedar City Regional Airport begins around May 20 and lasts for 5.4 months, ending around November 2. On September 17, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 84% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 16% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 2 and lasts for 6.6 months, ending around May 20. On March 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 46% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 54% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories at Cedar City Regional Airport

Cloud Cover Categories at Cedar City Regional AirportclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Sep 1784%Sep 1784%Mar 154%Mar 154%May 2069%May 2069%Nov 269%Nov 269%NowNowclearovercastmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Cedar City Regional Airport varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 9.7 months, from July 12 to May 1, with a greater than 12% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 18% on August 4.

The drier season lasts 2.3 months, from May 1 to July 12. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on June 18.

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 18% on August 4.

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Cedar City Regional Airport

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Cedar City Regional AirportwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Aug 418%Aug 418%Jun 185%Jun 185%Jan 113%Jan 113%May 112%May 112%NowNowrainmixedsnow
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. Cedar City Regional Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 10 months, from July 7 to May 14, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 18, with an average total accumulation of 0.9 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.8 months, from May 14 to July 7. The least rain falls around June 20, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall at Cedar City Regional Airport

Average Monthly Rainfall at Cedar City Regional AirportrainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 inOct 180.9 inOct 180.9 inJun 200.3 inJun 200.3 inAug 90.9 inAug 90.9 inMar 20.9 inMar 20.9 inDec 90.5 inDec 90.5 inMay 140.5 inMay 140.5 inNowNow
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

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall at Cedar City Regional 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 at Cedar City Regional Airport

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall at Cedar City Regional AirportsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.2 in0.2 in0.4 in0.4 in0.6 in0.6 in0.8 in0.8 in1.0 in1.0 inFeb 170.2 inFeb 170.2 inJul 220.0 inJul 220.0 inNov 190.1 inNov 190.1 inMar 240.1 inMar 240.1 inNowNow
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 at Cedar City Regional Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 33 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 47 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Cedar City Regional Airport

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Cedar City Regional AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2014 hr, 47 minJun 2014 hr, 47 minJun 2012 hr, 8 minSep 2212 hr, 8 minSep 229 hr, 33 minDec 219 hr, 33 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
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 6:10 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 53 minutes later at 8:03 AM on November 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:13 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 45 minutes later at 8:58 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Cedar City Regional Airport during 2021, starting in the spring on March 14, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 7.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Cedar City Regional Airport

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Cedar City Regional AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 136:10 AMJun 136:10 AM8:58 PMJun 278:58 PMJun 27Dec 55:13 PMDec 55:13 PM8:03 AMNov 68:03 AMNov 6Mar 14DSTMar 14DSTDSTNov 7DSTNov 7daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases at Cedar City Regional Airport

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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 Cedar City Regional 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 at Cedar City Regional Airport

Humidity Comfort Levels at Cedar City Regional AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 210%Jan 210%Jul 230%Jul 230%NowNowdrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

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 Cedar City Regional Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from February 1 to June 30, with average wind speeds of more than 8.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.4 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.1 months, from June 30 to February 1. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed at Cedar City Regional Airport

Average Wind Speed at Cedar City Regional AirportwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphApr 99.4 mphApr 99.4 mphAug 36.6 mphAug 36.6 mphFeb 18.0 mphFeb 18.0 mphNowNow
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 Cedar City Regional Airport varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 9.7 months, from February 15 to December 6, with a peak percentage of 55% on August 22. The wind is most often from the north for 2.3 months, from December 6 to February 15, with a peak percentage of 36% on January 1.

Wind Direction at Cedar City Regional Airport

Wind Direction at Cedar City Regional AirportNSNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnortheast
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Cedar City Regional 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 Cedar City Regional Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the third week of August.

Tourism Score at Cedar City Regional Airport

Tourism Score at Cedar City Regional Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.37.30.10.1NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Cedar City Regional Airport for hot-weather activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the second week of July.

Beach/Pool Score at Cedar City Regional Airport

Beach/Pool Score at Cedar City Regional Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.05.00.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season at Cedar City Regional Airport typically lasts for 4.9 months (149 days), from around May 11 to around October 7, rarely starting before April 23 or after June 2, and rarely ending before September 19 or after October 27.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Cedar City Regional Airport

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Cedar City Regional Airportgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%May 1150%May 1150%Oct 750%Oct 750%Jun 290%Jun 290%Sep 1990%Sep 1990%Apr 2310%Apr 2310%Oct 2710%Oct 2710%0%Dec 130%Dec 13Aug 1100%Aug 1100%NowNowfrigidfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Cedar City Regional Airport should appear around April 4, only rarely appearing before March 20 or after April 19.

Growing Degree Days at Cedar City Regional Airport

Growing Degree Days at Cedar City Regional AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°FApr 489°FApr 489°FJun 21900°FJun 21900°FJul 301,800°FJul 301,800°FDec 313,191°FDec 313,191°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 2.6 months, from May 6 to July 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 18, with an average of 8.6 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from November 2 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 2.7 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Cedar City Regional Airport

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Cedar City Regional AirportbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhJun 188.6 kWhJun 188.6 kWhDec 222.7 kWhDec 222.7 kWhMay 67.5 kWhMay 67.5 kWhJul 267.5 kWhJul 267.5 kWhNov 23.9 kWhNov 23.9 kWhFeb 123.9 kWhFeb 123.9 kWhNowNow
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 Cedar City Regional Airport are 37.701 deg latitude, -113.098 deg longitude, and 5,594 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Cedar City Regional Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 413 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,608 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,557 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,757 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Cedar City Regional Airport is covered by shrubs (50%) and cropland (41%), within 10 miles by shrubs (58%) and trees (25%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (69%) and trees (25%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Cedar City Regional 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

Cedar City Regional 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 are Milford Municipal Airport, Saint George Municipal Airport, and Bryce Canyon 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 Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports 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.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.