Average Weather at Arthur N Neu Airport Iowa, United States
At Arthur N Neu Airport, the summers are long, warm, humid, and wet; the winters are freezing, dry, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 13°F to 85°F and is rarely below -6°F or above 94°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Arthur N Neu Airport for warm-weather activities is from early June to early September.
The hot season lasts for 4.1 months, from May 18 to September 21, with an average daily high temperature above 74°F. The hottest day of the year is July 10, with an average high of 85°F and low of 65°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 27 to March 3, with an average daily high temperature below 41°F. The coldest day of the year is January 20, with an average low of 13°F and high of 30°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
Average Hourly Temperature
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At Arthur N Neu 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 Arthur N Neu Airport begins around June 8 and lasts for 4.4 months, ending around October 22. On July 28, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 72% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 28% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 22 and lasts for 7.6 months, ending around June 8. On December 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 54% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 46% 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 Arthur N Neu Airport varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.9 months, from April 7 to October 3, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 43% on June 7.
The drier season lasts 6.1 months, from October 3 to April 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 8% on January 11.
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 Arthur N Neu Airport changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 9.7 months, from February 20 to December 12. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 43% on June 7.
Snow alone is the most common for 2.3 months, from December 12 to February 20. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 6% on January 19.
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. Arthur N Neu Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.9 months, from February 23 to December 18, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 15, with an average total accumulation of 4.5 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.1 months, from December 18 to February 23. The least rain falls around January 23, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Arthur N Neu Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from November 2 to April 2, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around December 20, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 2 to November 2. The least snow falls around July 21, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day at Arthur N Neu Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 7 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 15 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:42 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 12 minutes later at 7:54 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:47 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 12 minutes later at 8:59 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Arthur N Neu Airport 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
Arthur N Neu Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from June 4 to September 16, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 13% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 21, with muggy conditions 53% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 15, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed at Arthur N Neu Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 8.1 months, from September 27 to May 29, with average wind speeds of more than 10.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 3.9 months, from May 29 to September 27. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Arthur N Neu Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 7.3 months, from April 23 to December 2, with a peak percentage of 48% on September 5. The wind is most often from the west for 4.1 weeks, from December 2 to December 31, with a peak percentage of 32% on December 30. The wind is most often from the north for 3.8 months, from December 31 to April 23, with a peak percentage of 32% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Arthur N Neu 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 time of year to visit Arthur N Neu Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to early September, with a peak score in the second week of August.
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 Arthur N Neu Airport for hot-weather activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the third week of July.
The growing season at Arthur N Neu Airport typically lasts for 5.3 months (161 days), from around April 25 to around October 3, rarely starting before April 7 or after May 14, and rarely ending before September 15 or after October 22.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Arthur N Neu Airport should appear around April 11, only rarely appearing before March 30 or after May 1.
Growing Degree Days
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from May 3 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 4, with an average of 7.1 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from November 1 to February 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 1.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Arthur N Neu Airport are 42.047 deg latitude, -94.790 deg longitude, and 1,217 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Arthur N Neu Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 144 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,214 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (423 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (728 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Arthur N Neu Airport is covered by cropland (100%), within 10 miles by cropland (98%), and within 50 miles by cropland (97%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Arthur N Neu 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
Arthur N Neu 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 Audubon County Airport, Denison Municipal Airport, Perry Municipal Airport, Atlantic Municipal Airport, Storm Lake Municipal Airport, Harlan Municipal Airport, Fort Dodge Municipal Airport, and Boone Municipal Airport.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .