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Average Weather at Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field Minnesota, United States

At Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field, the summers are long and warm; the winters are freezing, snowy, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 4°F to 82°F and is rarely below -17°F or above 90°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 4.1 months, from May 16 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 70°F. The hottest day of the year is July 18, with an average high of 82°F and low of 61°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from November 27 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature below 33°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of 4°F and high of 21°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature at Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt FieldwarmcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec-20°F-10°F0°F10°F20°F30°F40°F50°F60°F70°F80°F90°F100°FJan 1521°FJan 1521°FJul 1882°FJul 1882°F4°F4°F61°F61°FMay 1670°FMay 1670°FSep 2070°FSep 2070°FNov 2733°FNov 2733°FMar 533°FMar 533°F47°F47°F47°F47°F18°F18°F16°F16°FLowHigh
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 Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt FieldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfrigidfrigidfreezingfreezingcoldcoolwarmcoldcomfortablefrigidvery coldvery coldfrigidcomfortable
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.

Samara, Russia (5,331 miles away); Shitanjing, China (6,423 miles); and Xiaoshi, China (5,952 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field (view comparison).

Clouds

At Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field, 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 Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field begins around June 8 and lasts for 4.2 months, ending around October 14. On July 28, 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 October 14 and lasts for 7.8 months, ending around June 8. On February 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 61% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 39% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories at Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt FieldclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2874%Jul 2874%Feb 539%Feb 539%Jun 857%Jun 857%Oct 1457%Oct 1457%clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercastmostly clear
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 Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.0 months, from April 26 to September 24, with a greater than 22% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 39% on June 13.

The drier season lasts 7.0 months, from September 24 to April 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on January 22.

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 Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 8.3 months, from March 11 to November 18. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 39% on June 13.

Snow alone is the most common for 3.7 months, from November 18 to March 11. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 6% on February 22.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt FieldsnowrainsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jun 1339%Jun 1339%Jan 226%Jan 226%Mar 1112%Mar 1112%Nov 1810%Nov 1810%Jan 17%Jan 17%Apr 2622%Apr 2622%Sep 2422%Sep 2422%rainsnowmixed
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. Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.2 months, from March 11 to November 16, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 18, with an average total accumulation of 3.5 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from November 16 to March 11. The least rain falls around January 27, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall at Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt FieldrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in1 in2 in3 in4 in5 in6 in7 inJun 183.5 inJun 183.5 inJan 270.1 inJan 270.1 inMar 110.5 inMar 110.5 inNov 160.5 inNov 160.5 in
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.

Snowfall

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. Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from October 31 to April 27, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around March 4, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from April 27 to October 31. The least snow falls around July 21, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall at Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt FieldsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in1 in2 in3 in4 inMar 40.4 inMar 40.4 inJul 210.0 inJul 210.0 inDec 10.3 inDec 10.3 inJan 60.3 inJan 60.3 inApr 270.1 inApr 270.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (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 rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day at Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 42 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 42 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt FieldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2015 hr, 42 minJun 2115 hr, 42 minJun 2112 hr, 10 minSep 2212 hr, 10 minSep 228 hr, 42 minDec 218 hr, 42 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 5:34 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 32 minutes later at 8:06 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:40 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 37 minutes later at 9:17 PM on June 26.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt FieldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 155:34 AMJun 155:34 AM9:17 PMJun 269:17 PMJun 26Dec 104:40 PMDec 104:40 PM8:06 AMNov 38:06 AMNov 3Mar 11DSTMar 11DSTDSTNov 4DSTNov 4daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. 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.

Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from June 10 to September 13, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 9% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 20, with muggy conditions 36% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 15, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels at Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt FieldmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 150%Feb 150%Jul 2036%Jul 2036%Jun 109%Jun 109%Sep 139%Sep 139%muggymuggydrydryhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortableoppressiveoppressive
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 Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 8.4 months, from September 20 to June 1, with average wind speeds of more than 10.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.9 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 3.6 months, from June 1 to September 20. The calmest day of the year is August 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt FieldwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mph20 mphApr 812.9 mphApr 812.9 mphAug 18.9 mphAug 18.9 mphSep 2010.9 mphSep 2010.9 mphJun 110.9 mphJun 110.9 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 at Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 6.2 months, from May 11 to November 16, with a peak percentage of 41% on August 26. The wind is most often from the north for 1.9 weeks, from November 16 to November 29 and for 4.4 months, from December 31 to May 11, with a peak percentage of 31% on November 23. The wind is most often from the west for 1.1 months, from November 29 to December 31, with a peak percentage of 33% on December 13.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt FieldNSNWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsouthnortheast
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 Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field 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 Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score at Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Fieldbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.96.90.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score at Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt FieldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468104.64.60.00.0 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 Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field typically lasts for 4.8 months (148 days), from around May 3 to around September 28, rarely starting before April 12 or after May 22, and rarely ending before September 11 or after October 16.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Fieldgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%May 350%May 350%Sep 2850%Sep 2850%May 2290%May 2290%Sep 1190%Sep 1190%Apr 1210%Apr 1210%Oct 1610%Oct 1610%0%Feb 100%Feb 10Jul 19100%Jul 19100%frigidfreezingcoolcomfortablewarmcoldvery coldhot
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 Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field should appear around April 27, only rarely appearing before April 16 or after May 12.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days at Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt FieldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F500°F1,000°F1,500°F2,000°F2,500°FApr 2790°FApr 2790°FJul 2900°FJul 2900°FAug 161,800°FAug 161,800°FDec 312,489°FDec 312,489°F
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 extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from May 4 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 8, with an average of 7.1 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 29 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 1.4 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt FieldbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJul 87.1 kWhJul 87.1 kWhDec 231.4 kWhDec 231.4 kWhMay 46.0 kWhMay 46.0 kWhAug 216.0 kWhAug 216.0 kWhOct 292.6 kWhOct 292.6 kWhFeb 122.6 kWhFeb 122.6 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 Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field are 45.570 deg latitude, -95.968 deg longitude, and 1,122 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 72 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,118 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (194 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (860 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field is covered by cropland (100%), within 10 miles by cropland (97%), and within 50 miles by cropland (91%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field, 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

Morris Municipal Airport - Charlie Schmidt Field 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 Appleton Municipal Airport; Benson Municipal Airport; Ortonville, Ortonville Muncipal-Martinson Field Airport; Madison-Lac Qui Parle County Airport; Wheaton Municipal Airport; Chandler Field; Montevideo-Chippewa County Airport; and Glenwood Municipal 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 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.

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.