1. WeatherSpark.com
  2. United States
  3. Alabama
  4. Weedon Field

Average Weather at Weedon Field Alabama, United States

At Weedon Field, the summers are long, hot, and muggy; the winters are short and cold; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 38°F to 93°F and is rarely below 25°F or above 99°F.

The hot season lasts for 4.1 months, from May 19 to September 22, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 93°F and low of 73°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.8 months, from November 29 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. The coldest day of the year is January 19, with an average low of 38°F and high of 60°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature at Weedon FieldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMhotcoldcoolchillywarmcomfortable
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

At Weedon Field, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year at Weedon Field begins around August 26 and lasts for 3.3 months, ending around December 5. On October 27, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 66% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 34% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around December 5 and lasts for 8.7 months, ending around August 26. On July 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 52% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 48% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories at Weedon FieldclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Oct 2766%Oct 2766%Jul 1248%Jul 1248%Aug 2657%Aug 2657%Dec 557%Dec 557%clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercastmostly clear
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Weedon Field varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 3.2 months, from May 27 to September 2, with a greater than 33% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 49% on July 10.

The drier season lasts 8.8 months, from September 2 to May 27. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on October 16.

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 49% on July 10.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Weedon FieldwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 1049%Jul 1049%Oct 1617%Oct 1617%Jan 127%Jan 127%May 2733%May 2733%Sep 233%Sep 233%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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. Weedon Field experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year at Weedon Field. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around March 3, with an average total accumulation of 4.9 inches.

The least rain falls around October 17, with an average total accumulation of 2.4 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day at Weedon Field varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 4 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 15 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Weedon FieldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2014 hr, 15 minJun 2014 hr, 15 minJun 2012 hr, 8 minSep 2212 hr, 8 minSep 2210 hr, 4 minDec 2110 hr, 4 minDec 21nightnightday
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:34 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 26 minutes later at 6:59 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:35 PM on December 3, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 15 minutes later at 7:50 PM on June 29.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Weedon Field 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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Weedon FieldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 115:34 AMJun 115:34 AM7:50 PMJun 297:50 PMJun 29Dec 34:35 PMDec 34:35 PM6:59 AMNov 46:59 AMNov 4Mar 12DSTMar 12DSTDSTNov 5DSTNov 5daynightnightnightnight
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Weedon Field experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from May 12 to October 10, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 25% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 25, with muggy conditions 94% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is January 24, with muggy conditions 1% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels at Weedon FieldmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 241%Jan 241%94%Jul 2594%Jul 25May 1225%May 1225%Oct 1025%Oct 1025%drydrymiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivehumidhumidmuggymuggy
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed at Weedon Field experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from October 4 to May 12, with average wind speeds of more than 2.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.0 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.7 months, from May 12 to October 4. The calmest day of the year is August 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 1.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Weedon FieldwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 mph0.5 mph1.0 mph1.5 mph2.0 mph2.5 mph3.0 mph3.5 mph4.0 mph4.5 mphMar 83.0 mphMar 83.0 mphAug 81.9 mphAug 81.9 mphOct 42.4 mphOct 42.4 mphMay 122.4 mphMay 122.4 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction at Weedon Field varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 2.3 months, from January 6 to March 15 and for 2.8 months, from May 19 to August 13, with a peak percentage of 43% on July 15. The wind is most often from the south for 2.1 months, from March 15 to May 19, with a peak percentage of 33% on April 18. The wind is most often from the east for 3.6 months, from August 13 to December 1, with a peak percentage of 49% on September 8.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Weedon FieldWSWENJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%eastnorthwestsouth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

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 3.8 months, from April 8 to August 1, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 19, with an average of 6.8 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from November 14 to February 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 2.8 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Weedon FieldbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhMay 196.8 kWhMay 196.8 kWhDec 232.8 kWhDec 232.8 kWhApr 86.0 kWhApr 86.0 kWhAug 16.0 kWhAug 16.0 kWhFeb 43.6 kWhFeb 43.6 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Weedon Field are 31.951 deg latitude, -85.127 deg longitude, and 220 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Weedon Field contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 240 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 252 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (394 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (853 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Weedon Field is covered by trees (52%), cropland (32%), and herbaceous vegetation (11%), within 10 miles by trees (74%) and cropland (10%), and within 50 miles by trees (72%) and cropland (22%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Weedon Field, 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

Weedon Field 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 Lawson Army Airfield; Columbus Airport; Early County Airport; Dothan Regional Airport; Auburn-Opelika Robert G Pitts Airport; Fort Rucker, Hanchey Army Heliport; Fort Rucker, Lowe Army Heliport; and Troy Municipal Airport.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.