Average Weather at Ozark Regional Airport Arkansas, United States
At Ozark Regional 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 90°F and is rarely below 13°F or above 98°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Ozark Regional Airport for warm-weather activities is from mid May to early October.
The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from June 2 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 90°F and low of 70°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 26 to February 25, with an average daily high temperature below 55°F. The coldest day of the year is January 22, with an average low of 29°F and high of 47°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 Ozark Regional 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 Ozark Regional Airport begins around June 12 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around November 4. On August 23, 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 December 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 50% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 50% 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 Ozark Regional Airport varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.0 months, from March 18 to August 20, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 40% on May 15.
The drier season lasts 7.0 months, from August 20 to March 18. The smallest chance of a wet day is 19% on January 12.
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 40% on May 15.
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. Ozark Regional Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Ozark Regional Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around April 29, with an average total accumulation of 4.5 inches.
The least rain falls around January 23, with an average total accumulation of 2.1 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. Ozark Regional Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from November 22 to March 21, 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 8.0 months, from March 21 to November 22. The least snow falls around July 15, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day at Ozark Regional 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, 39 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:51 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 44 minutes later at 7:35 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:54 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 37 minutes later at 8:31 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Ozark Regional 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
Ozark Regional Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from May 18 to September 26, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 19% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 24, with muggy conditions 76% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 5, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed at Ozark Regional Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from October 25 to May 11, with average wind speeds of more than 4.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.5 months, from May 11 to October 25. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Ozark Regional Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 1.3 weeks, from January 15 to January 24, with a peak percentage of 29% on January 19. The wind is most often from the north for 4.0 weeks, from January 24 to February 21, with a peak percentage of 31% on February 19. The wind is most often from the south for 11 months, from February 21 to January 15, with a peak percentage of 32% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Ozark Regional 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 Ozark Regional 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 Ozark Regional Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the second 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 Ozark Regional Airport typically lasts for 7.1 months (218 days), from around March 30 to around November 3, rarely starting before March 10 or after April 18, and rarely ending before October 14 or after November 26.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Ozark Regional Airport should appear around February 26, only rarely appearing before February 10 or after March 16.
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 4.2 months, from April 22 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 4, with an average of 6.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 8 to February 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.2 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 Ozark Regional Airport are 36.369 deg latitude, -92.470 deg longitude, and 814 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ozark Regional Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 377 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 828 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (961 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,021 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ozark Regional Airport is covered by cropland (59%) and trees (38%), within 10 miles by trees (66%) and cropland (25%), and within 50 miles by trees (69%) and cropland (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Ozark Regional 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
Ozark Regional 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 Marion County Regional Airport, Boone County Airport, Branson Airport, West Plains Regional Airport, Clinton Municipal Airport, Batesville Regional Airport, Springfield-Branson National Airport, and Russellville Municipal Airport.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .