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Average Weather at Lupin Meteorological Station Canada

At Lupin Meteorological Station, the summers are short, cool, and mostly cloudy and the winters are long, frigid, dry, windy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -26°F to 62°F and is rarely below -41°F or above 73°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Lupin Meteorological Station for warm-weather activities is from early July to early August.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 8 to September 4, with an average daily high temperature above 47°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 62°F and low of 46°F.

The cold season lasts for 4.4 months, from November 16 to March 29, with an average daily high temperature below 2°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of -26°F and high of -12°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

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 Lupin Meteorological StationJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfrigidfrigidcoldcoolvery coldfreezingfreezingvery cold
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.

Novyy Urengoy, Russia (3,322 miles away) and Kropotkin, Russia (3,523 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Lupin Meteorological Station (view comparison).

Clouds

At Lupin Meteorological Station, 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 Lupin Meteorological Station begins around April 30 and lasts for 4.8 months, ending around September 23. On June 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 45% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 55% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 23 and lasts for 7.2 months, ending around April 30. On November 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 88% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 12% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories at Lupin Meteorological StationclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jun 2345%Jun 2345%Nov 312%Nov 312%Apr 3028%Apr 3028%Sep 2328%Sep 2328%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
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 Lupin Meteorological Station varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.9 months, from May 17 to October 14, with a greater than 16% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 28% on July 16.

The drier season lasts 7.1 months, from October 14 to May 17. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on February 4.

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 at Lupin Meteorological Station changes throughout the year.

Snow alone is the most common for 7.8 months, from September 30 to May 24. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 12% on October 22.

Rain alone is the most common for 4.2 months, from May 24 to September 30. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 28% on July 16.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Lupin Meteorological StationsnowrainsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 1628%Jul 1628%Feb 43%Feb 43%May 2417%May 2417%Sep 3018%Sep 3018%Jan 16%Jan 16%snowrainmixed
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. Lupin Meteorological Station experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from May 19 to October 4, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 18, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from October 4 to May 19. The least rain falls around January 15, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

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

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. Lupin Meteorological Station experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 9.8 months, from August 31 to June 23, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around May 9, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.6 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 2.3 months, from June 23 to August 31. The least snow falls around July 21, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall at Lupin Meteorological StationsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 inMay 90.6 inMay 90.6 inJul 210.0 inJul 210.0 inOct 170.6 inOct 170.6 inFeb 140.1 inFeb 140.1 inAug 310.1 inAug 310.1 in
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

Due to its extreme latitude, Lupin Meteorological Station experiences polar day (also known as the midnight Sun) during the summer. The precise start and end dates of polar day and night vary from year to year and depend on the precise location and elevation of the observer, and the local topography.

In the summer at Lupin Meteorological Station during 2019, the Sun is continuously above the horizon for 1.0 weeks, rising at 1:26 AM on June 18, and not setting again until 1:27 AM on June 25.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Lupin Meteorological StationJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 15 minMar 2012 hr, 15 minMar 2024 hr, 0 minJun 2124 hr, 0 minJun 2112 hr, 20 minSep 2312 hr, 20 minSep 232 hr, 59 minDec 212 hr, 59 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.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Lupin Meteorological Station during 2019, starting in the spring on March 10, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 3.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Lupin Meteorological StationJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 181:26 AMJun 181:26 AM1:27 AMJun 241:27 AMJun 24Dec 191:52 PMDec 191:52 PM10:54 AMDec 2410:54 AMDec 24Mar 10DSTMar 10DSTdaynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2019. 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 Lupin Meteorological Station, 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

Humidity Comfort Levels at Lupin Meteorological StationJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 170%Jan 170%Jul 190%Jul 190%drydry
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 Lupin Meteorological Station experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from November 1 to June 22, with average wind speeds of more than 10.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.0 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.3 months, from June 22 to November 1. The calmest day of the year is July 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Lupin Meteorological StationwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mphApr 2011.0 mphApr 2011.0 mphJul 259.0 mphJul 259.0 mphNov 110.0 mphNov 110.0 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 Lupin Meteorological Station varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 2.2 months, from March 15 to May 22 and for 2.4 months, from September 1 to November 14, with a peak percentage of 34% on April 5. The wind is most often from the north for 1.9 months, from July 3 to September 1, with a peak percentage of 30% on August 11. The wind is most often from the west for 4.0 months, from November 14 to March 15, with a peak percentage of 38% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Lupin Meteorological StationWSENSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsoutheastnorth
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 Lupin Meteorological Station 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 Lupin Meteorological Station for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to early August, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score at Lupin Meteorological StationJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468102.62.60.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature
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 Lupin Meteorological Station for hot-weather activities is for the entire month of July, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score at Lupin Meteorological StationJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468100.30.30.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds
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 Lupin Meteorological Station typically lasts for 2.3 months (71 days), from around June 21 to around August 31, rarely starting before June 4 or after July 10, and rarely ending before August 15 or after September 16.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Lupin Meteorological StationJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jun 2150%Jun 2150%Aug 3150%Aug 3150%Jul 1090%Jul 1090%Aug 1590%Aug 1590%Jun 410%Jun 410%Sep 1610%Sep 1610%0%Nov 170%Nov 17frigidvery coldcoldcoolfreezing
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 Lupin Meteorological Station should appear around July 5, only rarely appearing before June 24 or after July 21.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days at Lupin Meteorological StationJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F50°F100°F150°F200°F250°F300°F350°F400°F450°FJul 590°FJul 590°FDec 31329°FDec 31329°F
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 3.1 months, from April 30 to August 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 23, with an average of 5.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from October 8 to February 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 0.0 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Lupin Meteorological StationbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWhJun 235.7 kWhJun 235.7 kWhDec 220.0 kWhDec 220.0 kWhApr 304.6 kWhApr 304.6 kWhAug 24.6 kWhAug 24.6 kWhOct 81.1 kWhOct 81.1 kWhFeb 261.1 kWhFeb 261.1 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 Lupin Meteorological Station are 65.767 deg latitude, -111.243 deg longitude, and 1,575 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Lupin Meteorological Station contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 256 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,567 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (449 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (915 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Lupin Meteorological Station is covered by grassland (52%) and sparse vegetation (37%), within 10 miles by grassland (37%) and water (32%), and within 50 miles by grassland (45%) and sparse vegetation (41%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Lupin Meteorological Station, 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

Lupin Meteorological Station 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.

In this case, the only station close and reliable enough to use as a fallback is Bathurst Inlet.

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.

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.