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Average Weather at Winkler County Airport Texas, United States

At Winkler County Airport, the summers are long and sweltering; the winters are short, cold, and dry; and it is mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 30°F to 98°F and is rarely below 20°F or above 106°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Winkler County Airport for hot-weather activities is from early June to late August.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 4.0 months, from May 11 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 90°F. The hottest day of the year is June 24, with an average high of 98°F and low of 71°F.

The cold season lasts for 2.8 months, from November 22 to February 16, with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. The coldest day of the year is December 30, with an average low of 30°F and high of 60°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature at Winkler County AirporthotcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F10°F20°F30°F40°F50°F60°F70°F80°F90°F100°F110°FDec 3060°FDec 3060°FJun 2498°FJun 2498°F30°F30°F71°F71°FMay 1190°FMay 1190°FSep 1390°FSep 1390°FFeb 1667°FFeb 1667°F59°F59°F65°F65°F38°F38°F36°F36°FLowHighNowNow
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 Winkler County AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarmhotswelteringvery coldvery 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.

Zahedan, Iran (8,084 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Winkler County Airport (view comparison).

Clouds

At Winkler County Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year at Winkler County Airport begins around April 19 and lasts for 2.8 months, ending around July 14. On June 9, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 80% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 20% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around July 14 and lasts for 9.2 months, ending around April 19. On February 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 38% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 62% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories at Winkler County AirportclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jun 980%Jun 980%Feb 2462%Feb 2462%Apr 1971%Apr 1971%Jul 1471%Jul 1471%NowNowclearmostly cloudyovercastmostly clearpartly 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 Winkler County Airport varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from May 13 to October 6, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 25% on September 7.

The drier season lasts 7.2 months, from October 6 to May 13. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on February 7.

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 25% on September 7.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Winkler County AirportwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Sep 725%Sep 725%Feb 75%Feb 75%May 1315%May 1315%Oct 615%Oct 615%NowNowrain
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. Winkler County Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 13 to November 12, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 14, with an average total accumulation of 1.7 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from November 12 to April 13. The least rain falls around January 15, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 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 at Winkler County Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 4 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 14 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Winkler County AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 1912 hr, 7 minMar 1914 hr, 14 minJun 2014 hr, 14 minJun 2012 hr, 9 minSep 2212 hr, 9 minSep 2210 hr, 4 minDec 2110 hr, 4 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 6:46 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 24 minutes later at 8:10 AM on March 8. The earliest sunset is at 5:48 PM on December 3, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 14 minutes later at 9:02 PM on June 29.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Winkler County Airport during 2020, starting in the spring on March 8, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 1.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Winkler County AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AM2 AMJun 116:46 AMJun 116:46 AM9:02 PMJun 299:02 PMJun 29Dec 35:48 PMDec 35:48 PM8:10 AMMar 88:10 AMMar 8Mar 8DSTMar 8DSTDSTNov 1DSTNov 1daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2020. 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.

Winkler County Airport experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from May 26 to October 3, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 4% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 3, with muggy conditions 16% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is December 8, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels at Winkler County AirportmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Dec 80%Dec 80%Jul 316%Jul 316%May 264%May 264%Oct 34%Oct 34%muggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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 Winkler County Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from February 17 to July 20, with average wind speeds of more than 9.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.9 months, from July 20 to February 17. The calmest day of the year is October 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Winkler County AirportwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mphApr 911.3 mphApr 911.3 mphOct 88.6 mphOct 88.6 mphFeb 179.9 mphFeb 179.9 mphJul 209.9 mphJul 209.9 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 Winkler County Airport varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 6.0 months, from May 6 to November 7, with a peak percentage of 66% on July 21. The wind is most often from the west for 6.0 months, from November 7 to May 6, with a peak percentage of 42% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Winkler County AirportWSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
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 Winkler County 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 times of year to visit Winkler County Airport for general outdoor tourist activities are from late April to mid July and from mid August to mid October, with a peak score in the third week of May.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score at Winkler County Airportbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.86.81.51.56.76.76.06.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Winkler County Airport for hot-weather activities is from early June to late August, with a peak score in the first week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score at Winkler County Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.17.10.30.3NowNow precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/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 Winkler County Airport typically lasts for 7.4 months (226 days), from around March 26 to around November 8, rarely starting before March 2 or after April 17, and rarely ending before October 18 or after November 28.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Winkler County Airportgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 2650%Mar 2650%Nov 850%Nov 890%Apr 1790%Apr 1790%Oct 1890%Oct 1810%Mar 210%Mar 210%Nov 2810%Nov 28Jul 26100%Jul 26100%NowNowfreezingvery coldcoldcomfortablewarmhotcool
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 Winkler County Airport should appear around January 29, only rarely appearing before January 20 or after February 11.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days at Winkler County AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F1,000°F2,000°F3,000°F4,000°F5,000°F6,000°FJan 2989°FJan 2989°FApr 21900°FApr 21900°FDec 316,116°FDec 316,116°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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from April 8 to August 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 10, with an average of 7.9 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 5 to February 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 3.4 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Winkler County AirportbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJun 107.9 kWhJun 107.9 kWhDec 223.4 kWhDec 223.4 kWhApr 87.0 kWhApr 87.0 kWhAug 77.0 kWhAug 77.0 kWhFeb 44.3 kWhFeb 44.3 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 Winkler County Airport are 31.783 deg latitude, -103.195 deg longitude, and 2,818 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Winkler County Airport is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 69 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,813 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (285 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,437 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Winkler County Airport is covered by shrubs (88%) and grassland (12%), within 10 miles by shrubs (83%) and grassland (17%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (81%) and grassland (14%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Winkler County 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

Winkler County 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 include but are not limited to Pecos Municipal Airport; Odessa, Odessa-Schlemeyer Field; Fort Stockton, Fort Stockton-Pecos County Airport; Hobbs Airport; Midland International Airport; Gaines County Airport; Midland Airpark; and Cavern City Air Terminal.

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 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.