Average Weather at Show Low Municipal Airport Arizona, United States
At Show Low Municipal Airport, the summers are warm and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 22°F to 85°F and is rarely below 10°F or above 91°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Show Low Municipal Airport for warm-weather activities is from early June to early September.
The warm season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 29 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is July 3, with an average high of 85°F and low of 57°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 23 to February 25, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is December 26, with an average low of 22°F and high of 44°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
Average Hourly Temperature
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At Show Low Municipal 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 Show Low Municipal Airport begins around August 27 and lasts for 3.0 months, ending around November 27. On September 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 83% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 17% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 27 and lasts for 9.0 months, ending around August 27. On July 30, 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
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Show Low Municipal Airport varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 2.1 months, from July 7 to September 9, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 43% on August 4.
The drier season lasts 9.9 months, from September 9 to July 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on June 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 43% on August 4.
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. Show Low Municipal Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.2 months, from June 25 to March 31, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 5, with an average total accumulation of 2.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from March 31 to June 25. The least rain falls around June 5, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 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. Show Low Municipal Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from November 21 to April 4, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around December 30, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from April 4 to November 21. The least snow falls around August 4, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day at Show Low Municipal Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 52 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 27 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:07 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 19 minutes later at 7:26 AM on January 7. The earliest sunset is at 5:09 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 26 minutes later at 7:36 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Show Low Municipal Airport during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The perceived humidity level at Show Low Municipal 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 Show Low Municipal Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from January 25 to June 27, with average wind speeds of more than 7.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.9 months, from June 27 to January 25. The calmest day of the year is August 16, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Show Low Municipal Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 4.9 months, from March 21 to August 18, with a peak percentage of 54% on June 8. The wind is most often from the south for 7.1 months, from August 18 to March 21, with a peak percentage of 33% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Show Low Municipal 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 Show Low Municipal Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to early September, with a peak score in the last week of June.
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 Show Low Municipal Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid June to mid July, with a peak score in the last week of June.
The growing season at Show Low Municipal Airport typically lasts for 5.5 months (169 days), from around May 3 to around October 19, rarely starting before April 14 or after May 21, and rarely ending before October 1 or after November 9.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Show Low Municipal Airport should appear around March 30, only rarely appearing before March 13 or after April 18.
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 2.6 months, from April 21 to July 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 9, with an average of 8.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 5 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 3.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Show Low Municipal Airport are 34.265 deg latitude, -110.005 deg longitude, and 6,385 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Show Low Municipal Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 433 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,403 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,909 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (8,517 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Show Low Municipal Airport is covered by shrubs (82%) and trees (18%), within 10 miles by trees (56%) and shrubs (43%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (59%) and trees (39%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Show Low Municipal 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
Show Low Municipal 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 Saint Johns Industrial Air Park, Winslow Municipal Airport, Payson Airport, Window Rock Airport, Sedona Airport, Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, and Scottsdale Airport.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .