Average Weather at Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark Iowa, United States
At Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark, 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 14°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 Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark for warm-weather activities is from early June to mid 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 18, with an average high of 85°F and low of 65°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 29 to March 2, with an average daily high temperature below 41°F. The coldest day of the year is January 22, with an average low of 14°F and high of 30°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
Average Hourly Temperature
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At Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark, 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 Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark begins around June 7 and lasts for 4.6 months, ending around October 26. On July 28, 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 October 26 and lasts for 7.4 months, ending around June 7. On February 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 57% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 43% 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 Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.6 months, from April 5 to September 24, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 42% on June 15.
The drier season lasts 6.4 months, from September 24 to April 5. The smallest chance of a wet day is 12% on January 31.
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 Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 10 months, from February 5 to December 16. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 42% on June 15.
Snow alone is the most common for 1.7 months, from December 16 to February 5. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 7% on January 12.
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. Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from February 9 to December 31, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 19, with an average total accumulation of 4.6 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.4 months, from December 31 to February 9. The least rain falls around January 21, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 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. Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from November 11 to March 23, 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 24, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from March 23 to November 11. The least snow falls around July 30, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day at Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 6 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 16 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:31 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 13 minutes later at 7:43 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:35 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 13 minutes later at 8:48 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark 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
Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from June 3 to September 16, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 12% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 21, with muggy conditions 49% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 9, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed at Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from October 2 to May 26, with average wind speeds of more than 10.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.2 months, from May 26 to October 2. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 3.5 months, from January 6 to April 22, with a peak percentage of 35% on March 8. The wind is most often from the south for 7.3 months, from April 22 to December 1, with a peak percentage of 41% on September 6. The wind is most often from the west for 1.2 months, from December 1 to January 6, with a peak percentage of 32% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark 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 Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to mid 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 Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark 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 Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark typically lasts for 5.7 months (175 days), from around April 18 to around October 9, rarely starting before March 30 or after May 6, and rarely ending before September 22 or after October 27.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark should appear around April 12, only rarely appearing before March 30 or after April 27.
Growing Degree Days
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 3.6 months, from May 4 to August 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 1, with an average of 7.0 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 1.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark are 42.217 deg latitude, -92.021 deg longitude, and 807 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 141 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 810 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (312 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (702 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark is covered by cropland (78%) and trees (20%), within 10 miles by cropland (93%), and within 50 miles by cropland (92%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark, 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
Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark 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 Independence Municipal Airport, The Eastern Iowa Airport, Oelwein Municipal Airport, Waterloo Municipal Airport, Iowa City Municipal Airport, Grinnell Regional Airport, Monticello Municipal, and Marshalltown Municipal Airport.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .