Climate and Average Weather Year Round at Stony Rapids Airport Canada
At Stony Rapids Airport, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are frigid, snowy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -20°F to 74°F and is rarely below -41°F or above 83°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Stony Rapids Airport for warm-weather activities is from early July to mid August.
Climate at Stony Rapids Airport
The warm season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 21 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 58°F. The hottest month of the year at Stony Rapids Airport is July, with an average high of 73°F and low of 50°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from November 23 to March 2, with an average daily high temperature below 12°F. The coldest month of the year at Stony Rapids Airport is January, with an average low of -19°F and high of -2°F.
Average High and Low Temperature at Stony Rapids Airport
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 Stony Rapids Airport
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At Stony Rapids 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 Stony Rapids Airport begins around April 27 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around September 28.
The clearest month of the year at Stony Rapids Airport is July, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 52% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 28 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around April 27.
The cloudiest month of the year at Stony Rapids Airport is March, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 82% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories at Stony Rapids Airport
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Stony Rapids Airport varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.2 months, from May 3 to October 8, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days at Stony Rapids Airport is July, with an average of 8.5 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.
The drier season lasts 6.8 months, from October 8 to May 3. The month with the fewest wet days at Stony Rapids Airport is February, with an average of 2.3 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.
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 Stony Rapids Airport changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 6.7 months, from April 9 to October 29. The month with the most days of rain alone at Stony Rapids Airport is July, with an average of 8.5 days.
Snow alone is the most common for 5.3 months, from October 29 to April 9. The month with the most days of snow alone at Stony Rapids Airport is November, with an average of 2.8 days.
Daily Chance of Precipitation at Stony Rapids Airport
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. Stony Rapids Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 16 to October 26, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The month with the most rain at Stony Rapids Airport is July, with an average rainfall of 2.4 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from October 26 to April 16. The month with the least rain at Stony Rapids Airport is January, with an average rainfall of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall at Stony Rapids Airport
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Stony Rapids Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from October 1 to May 26, with a sliding 31-day snowfall of at least 1.0 inches. The month with the most snow at Stony Rapids Airport is November, with an average snowfall of 5.0 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from May 26 to October 1. The least snow falls around July 26, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Snowfall at Stony Rapids Airport
The length of the day at Stony Rapids Airport varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2022, the shortest day is December 21, with 6 hours, 6 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 18 hours, 36 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Stony Rapids Airport
The earliest sunrise is at 3:47 AM on June 18, and the latest sunrise is 6 hours, 13 minutes later at 10:00 AM on December 27. The earliest sunset is at 4:03 PM on December 15, and the latest sunset is 6 hours, 20 minutes later at 10:23 PM on June 23.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Stony Rapids Airport during 2022.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at Stony Rapids Airport
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2022. 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 Stony Rapids Airport
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 Stony Rapids 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 Stony Rapids Airport
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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 Stony Rapids Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from January 14 to June 16, with average wind speeds of more than 5.2 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year at Stony Rapids Airport is April, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.0 months, from June 16 to January 14. The calmest month of the year at Stony Rapids Airport is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed at Stony Rapids Airport
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Stony Rapids Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 4.1 months, from March 5 to July 7, with a peak percentage of 38% on May 7. The wind is most often from the west for 7.9 months, from July 7 to March 5, with a peak percentage of 42% on January 1.
Wind Direction at Stony Rapids Airport
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Stony Rapids 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 Stony Rapids Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
Tourism Score at Stony Rapids Airport
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 Stony Rapids Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid July to early August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
Beach/Pool Score at Stony Rapids Airport
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.
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 Stony Rapids Airport typically lasts for 3.2 months (100 days), from around June 3 to around September 10, rarely starting before May 17 or after June 19, and rarely ending before August 24 or after September 28.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Stony Rapids Airport
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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 Stony Rapids Airport should appear around May 29, only rarely appearing before May 20 or after June 10.
Growing Degree Days at Stony Rapids Airport
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 3.2 months, from May 1 to August 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.8 kWh. The brightest month of the year at Stony Rapids Airport is June, with an average of 5.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from October 14 to February 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.4 kWh. The darkest month of the year at Stony Rapids Airport is December, with an average of 0.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Stony Rapids Airport
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Stony Rapids Airport are 59.251 deg latitude, -105.837 deg longitude, and 781 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Stony Rapids Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 322 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 788 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (919 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,096 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Stony Rapids Airport is covered by trees (78%) and herbaceous vegetation (18%), within 10 miles by trees (84%), and within 50 miles by trees (73%) and water (13%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Stony Rapids 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
Stony Rapids 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.
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 .
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