Average Weather at Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport Arkansas, United States
At Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are cold and wet, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 94°F and is rarely below 21°F or above 102°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport for warm-weather activities are from late April to mid June and from mid August to mid October.
The hot season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 4 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 94°F and low of 72°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 25 to February 25, with an average daily high temperature below 61°F. The coldest day of the year is January 7, with an average low of 34°F and high of 53°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
Average Hourly Temperature
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At Mena Intermountain Municipal 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 Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport begins around June 8 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around November 8. On October 5, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 71% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 29% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 8 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around June 8. On February 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 51% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.9 months, from April 8 to August 4, with a greater than 32% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 43% on May 21.
The drier season lasts 8.1 months, from August 4 to April 8. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on January 24.
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 43% on May 21.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
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. Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 9, with an average total accumulation of 5.7 inches.
The least rain falls around August 16, with an average total accumulation of 2.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall at Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day at Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 51 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 28 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:03 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 37 minutes later at 7:40 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:06 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 28 minutes later at 8:33 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport 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
Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from May 4 to October 5, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 21% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 15, with muggy conditions 84% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 28, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed at Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from October 15 to May 23, with average wind speeds of more than 4.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.7 months, from May 23 to October 15. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 5.0 days, from January 6 to January 11 and for 2.9 weeks, from January 15 to February 4, with a peak percentage of 35% on January 28. The wind is most often from the south for 4.0 days, from January 11 to January 15 and for 11 months, from February 4 to January 6, with a peak percentage of 35% on January 13.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Mena Intermountain 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 Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport for general outdoor tourist activities are from late April to mid June and from mid August to mid October, with a peak score in the third week of September.
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 Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport for hot-weather activities is from early June to early September, with a peak score in the last week of June.
The growing season at Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport typically lasts for 7.5 months (229 days), from around March 27 to around November 10, rarely starting before March 5 or after April 17, and rarely ending before October 20 or after December 2.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport should appear around February 5, only rarely appearing before January 22 or after February 22.
Growing Degree Days
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 19 to August 29, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 7, with an average of 6.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 9 to February 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 2.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport are 34.548 deg latitude, -94.208 deg longitude, and 1,086 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 551 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,076 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,709 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,405 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport is covered by cropland (73%) and trees (26%), within 10 miles by trees (74%) and cropland (25%), and within 50 miles by trees (78%) and cropland (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Mena Intermountain 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
Mena Intermountain 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 J Lynn Helms Airport; Mount Ida; Robert S Kerr Airport; Fort Smith Municipal Airport; Idabel, Mc Curtain County Regional Airport; Sallisaw Municipal Airport; Texarkana Regional Airport; and Stigler Regional Airport.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .