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Average Weather at Arlington Municipal Airport Texas, United States

At Arlington Municipal Airport, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are cold and windy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 37°F to 96°F and is rarely below 25°F or above 102°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Arlington Municipal Airport for hot-weather activities is from late May to mid September.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from June 3 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 88°F. The hottest day of the year is August 1, with an average high of 96°F and low of 75°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 25 to February 25, with an average daily high temperature below 65°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 37°F and high of 57°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

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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 Arlington Municipal AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoolcoolwarmhotcoldcomfortablevery coldcomfortablevery 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.

Kastal, Turkey (6,809 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Arlington Municipal Airport (view comparison).

Clouds

At Arlington Municipal 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 Arlington Municipal Airport begins around May 28 and lasts for 5.8 months, ending around November 20. On October 5, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 74% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 26% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 20 and lasts for 6.2 months, ending around May 28. On February 24, 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

Cloud Cover Categories at Arlington Municipal AirportclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Oct 574%Oct 574%Feb 2454%Feb 2454%May 2864%May 2864%Nov 2064%Nov 2064%NowNowclearmostly 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 Arlington Municipal Airport varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.4 months, from April 10 to October 23, with a greater than 26% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on May 15.

The drier season lasts 5.6 months, from October 23 to April 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 15% on January 1.

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 36% on May 15.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Arlington Municipal AirportwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%May 1536%May 1536%Jan 115%Jan 115%Apr 1026%Apr 1026%Oct 2326%Oct 2326%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. Arlington Municipal Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year at Arlington Municipal Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 20, with an average total accumulation of 4.1 inches.

The least rain falls around July 27, with an average total accumulation of 1.5 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 Arlington Municipal Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 0 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 18 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Arlington Municipal AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2014 hr, 18 minJun 2014 hr, 18 minJun 2012 hr, 8 minSep 2212 hr, 8 minSep 2210 hr, 0 minDec 2110 hr, 0 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 6:20 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 31 minutes later at 7:50 AM on November 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:22 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 18 minutes later at 8:40 PM on June 29.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Arlington Municipal Airport during 2021, starting in the spring on March 14, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 7.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Arlington Municipal AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 126:20 AMJun 126:20 AM8:40 PMJun 298:40 PMJun 29Dec 45:22 PMDec 45:22 PM7:50 AMNov 67:50 AMNov 6Mar 14DSTMar 14DSTDSTNov 7DSTNov 7daynightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. 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

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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.

Arlington Municipal Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from April 30 to October 6, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 20% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 3, with muggy conditions 82% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is January 21, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels at Arlington Municipal AirportmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 210%Jan 210%82%Jul 382%Jul 3Apr 3020%Apr 3020%Oct 620%Oct 620%NowNowoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumiddrydrycomfortablecomfortable
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 Arlington Municipal Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from October 27 to June 4, with average wind speeds of more than 9.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.8 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.7 months, from June 4 to October 27. The calmest day of the year is August 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Arlington Municipal AirportwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mphApr 211.8 mphApr 211.8 mphAug 238.1 mphAug 238.1 mphOct 279.9 mphOct 279.9 mphJun 49.9 mphJun 49.9 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 Arlington Municipal Airport varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 11 months, from February 4 to December 23, with a peak percentage of 71% on July 6. The wind is most often from the north for 1.3 months, from December 23 to February 4, with a peak percentage of 38% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Arlington Municipal AirportNSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsouthnortheastwest
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 Arlington 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 times of year to visit Arlington Municipal Airport for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid April to early June and from early September to late October, with a peak score in the first week of October.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score at Arlington Municipal Airportbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.56.51.71.76.46.45.15.1NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism 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 Arlington Municipal Airport for hot-weather activities is from late May to mid September, with a peak score in the last week of June.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score at Arlington Municipal Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.76.70.30.3NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/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 Arlington Municipal Airport typically lasts for 8.6 months (264 days), from around March 2 to around November 22, rarely starting before January 31 or after March 27, and rarely ending before November 1 or after December 12.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Arlington Municipal 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 250%Mar 250%Nov 2250%Nov 2290%Mar 2790%Mar 2790%Nov 190%Nov 110%Jan 3110%Jan 3110%Dec 1210%Dec 120%Jan 20%Jan 2Jul 21100%Jul 21100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolwarmhotcomfortablesweltering
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 Arlington Municipal Airport should appear around January 27, only rarely appearing before January 17 or after February 12.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days at Arlington Municipal AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°FJan 2789°FJan 2789°FApr 24900°FApr 24900°FJun 21,800°FJun 21,800°FDec 316,340°FDec 316,340°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 4.3 months, from April 12 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 27, with an average of 7.0 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from November 9 to February 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 2.8 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Arlington Municipal AirportbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 277.0 kWhJun 277.0 kWhDec 222.8 kWhDec 222.8 kWhApr 126.2 kWhApr 126.2 kWhAug 226.2 kWhAug 226.2 kWhFeb 53.7 kWhFeb 53.7 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 Arlington Municipal Airport are 32.664 deg latitude, -97.094 deg longitude, and 614 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Arlington Municipal Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 164 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 605 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (466 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,040 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Arlington Municipal Airport is covered by artificial surfaces (95%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (66%) and grassland (15%), and within 50 miles by grassland (43%) and cropland (26%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Arlington 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

Arlington 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 include but are not limited to Grand Prairie Municipal Airport; Dallas United States Naval Air Station; Dallas Executive Airport; Fort Worth Spinks Airport; Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; Midlothian/Waxahachie, Mid-Way Regional Airport; Dallas Love Field; and Fort Worth Meacham International Airport.

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 airports 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.