Average Weather at Boone County Airport Arkansas, United States
At Boone County Airport, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are very cold and wet, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 29°F to 89°F and is rarely below 13°F or above 97°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Boone County Airport for warm-weather activities is from mid May to early October.
The hot season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 3 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is July 24, with an average high of 89°F and low of 70°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 26 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 55°F. The coldest day of the year is January 6, with an average low of 29°F and high of 46°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
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
At Boone County 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 Boone County Airport begins around June 12 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around November 4. On August 27, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 70% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 30% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 4 and lasts for 7.3 months, ending around June 12. On February 12, 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 Boone County Airport varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.7 months, from March 25 to August 17, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 41% on May 21.
The drier season lasts 7.3 months, from August 17 to March 25. The smallest chance of a wet day is 18% 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 throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 41% 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. Boone County Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Boone County Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 2, with an average total accumulation of 4.5 inches.
The least rain falls around January 23, with an average total accumulation of 1.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
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. Boone County Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from November 19 to March 22, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 8, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.9 months, from March 22 to November 19. 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 Boone County Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 41 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 38 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:54 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 43 minutes later at 7:37 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:57 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 37 minutes later at 8:34 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Boone County 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
Boone County Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from May 20 to September 25, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 18% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 24, with muggy conditions 74% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 31, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed at Boone County Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.7 months, from October 23 to May 13, with average wind speeds of more than 5.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.3 months, from May 13 to October 23. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Boone County Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 1.6 weeks, from January 21 to February 1, with a peak percentage of 30% on January 28. The wind is most often from the south for 12 months, from February 1 to January 21, with a peak percentage of 34% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Boone 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 time of year to visit Boone County Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid May to early October, with a peak score in the first 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 Boone County Airport for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the third week of July.
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.
The growing season at Boone County Airport typically lasts for 7.2 months (220 days), from around March 30 to around November 5, rarely starting before March 8 or after April 20, and rarely ending before October 16 or after November 27.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Boone County Airport should appear around February 26, only rarely appearing before February 8 or after March 17.
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 4.1 months, from April 24 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 7.0 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 7 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 2.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Boone County Airport are 36.261 deg latitude, -93.155 deg longitude, and 1,266 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Boone County Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 312 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,266 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,453 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,234 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Boone County Airport is covered by cropland (52%), artificial surfaces (24%), and trees (22%), within 10 miles by cropland (55%) and trees (42%), and within 50 miles by trees (73%) and cropland (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Boone 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
Boone 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 Branson Airport, Marion County Regional Airport, Ozark Regional Airport, Rogers Municipal Airport, Clinton Municipal Airport, Springfield-Branson National Airport, Russellville Municipal Airport, and Drake Field.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .