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Average Weather in Greenfield California, United States

In Greenfield, the summers are sweltering, arid, and clear and the winters are cold and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 41°F to 99°F and is rarely below 34°F or above 105°F.

Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 10 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 91°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 99°F and low of 72°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 19 to February 25, with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. The coldest day of the year is December 30, with an average low of 41°F and high of 59°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 in GreenfieldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMswelteringhotcoldcoolwarmcomfortablevery cold
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

In Greenfield, 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 in Greenfield begins around May 5 and lasts for 5.9 months, ending around November 3. On August 9, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 91% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 9% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 3 and lasts for 6.1 months, ending around May 5. On February 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 49% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 51% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in GreenfieldclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 991%Aug 991%Feb 2251%Feb 2251%May 571%May 571%Nov 371%Nov 371%clearovercastpartly cloudymostly clear
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 4.6 months, from November 21 to April 9, with a greater than 11% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 21% on February 20.

The drier season lasts 7.4 months, from April 9 to November 21. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 29.

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 21% on February 20.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in GreenfieldwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 2021%Feb 2021%Jul 290%Jul 290%Jan 117%Jan 117%Nov 2111%Nov 2111%Apr 911%Apr 911%rain
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. Greenfield experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from October 24 to April 22, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 19, with an average total accumulation of 1.9 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from April 22 to October 24. The least rain falls around July 5, 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.

Sun

The length of the day in Greenfield varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 47 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 32 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in GreenfieldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2014 hr, 32 minJun 2014 hr, 32 minJun 2012 hr, 8 minSep 2212 hr, 8 minSep 229 hr, 47 minDec 219 hr, 47 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.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:40 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 40 minutes later at 7:20 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:43 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 31 minutes later at 8:14 PM on June 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Greenfield during 2017, starting in the spring on March 12, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 5.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in GreenfieldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 135:40 AMJun 135:40 AM8:14 PMJun 288:14 PMJun 28Dec 54:43 PMDec 54:43 PM7:20 AMNov 47:20 AMNov 4Mar 12DSTMar 12DSTDSTNov 5DSTNov 5daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. 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 in Greenfield, 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, staying within 1% of 1% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in GreenfieldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Dec 20%Dec 20%Aug 251%Aug 251%drydryhumidhumid
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

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 in Greenfield experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from February 3 to July 5, with average wind speeds of more than 5.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.0 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.9 months, from July 5 to February 3. The calmest day of the year is September 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in GreenfieldwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mph10 mph11 mph12 mphApr 267.0 mphApr 267.0 mphSep 44.8 mphSep 44.8 mphFeb 35.9 mphFeb 35.9 mphJul 55.9 mphJul 55.9 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 in Greenfield varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 2.3 months, from February 9 to April 17 and for 1.6 months, from September 28 to November 15, with a peak percentage of 42% on March 28. The wind is most often from the west for 5.4 months, from April 17 to September 28, with a peak percentage of 65% on July 18. The wind is most often from the east for 2.8 months, from November 15 to February 9, with a peak percentage of 45% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in GreenfieldENWNEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westeastnorthsouth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

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 3.6 months, from May 2 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 22, with an average of 8.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from November 5 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 25, with an average of 2.7 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in GreenfieldbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhJun 228.7 kWhJun 228.7 kWhDec 252.7 kWhDec 252.7 kWhMay 27.5 kWhMay 27.5 kWhAug 227.5 kWhAug 227.5 kWhNov 53.9 kWhNov 53.9 kWhFeb 143.9 kWhFeb 143.9 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 Greenfield are 35.269 deg latitude, -119.003 deg longitude, and 348 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Greenfield is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 33 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 347 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (581 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (8,619 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Greenfield is covered by cropland (91%), within 10 miles by cropland (70%) and artificial surfaces (16%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (35%) and grassland (34%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Greenfield, 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

There are 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Greenfield.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Greenfield according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Greenfield is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Greenfield and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Meadows Field (81%, 19 kilometers, north); Tehachapi Municipal Airport (5%, 53 kilometers, east); Sandberg (4.1%, 64 kilometers, southeast); Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (5%, 121 kilometers, southwest); and Santa Ynez Airport (5%, 123 kilometers, southwest).

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.