Average Weather at Custer Airport Michigan, United States
At Custer Airport, the summers are warm and humid, the winters are freezing and windy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 19°F to 83°F and is rarely below 2°F or above 91°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Custer Airport for warm-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.
The warm season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 26 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 83°F and low of 63°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 2 to March 11, with an average daily high temperature below 43°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 19°F and high of 33°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
Average Hourly Temperature
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At Custer 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 Custer Airport begins around June 6 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around November 5. On August 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 68% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 32% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 5 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around June 6. On January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 63% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 37% 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 Custer Airport varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.6 months, from March 21 to October 7, with a greater than 26% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on June 15.
The drier season lasts 5.4 months, from October 7 to March 21. The smallest chance of a wet day is 16% on February 3.
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 36% on June 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. Custer Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Custer Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 2, with an average total accumulation of 3.0 inches.
The least rain falls around January 28, with an average total accumulation of 0.9 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. Custer Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from November 26 to April 7, 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 16, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.5 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from April 7 to November 26. The least snow falls around July 16, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day at Custer 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, 14 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:57 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 11 minutes later at 8:08 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:02 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 11 minutes later at 9:13 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Custer 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
Custer Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from May 27 to September 23, 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 28, with muggy conditions 46% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 1, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed at Custer Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.1 months, from October 5 to May 8, with average wind speeds of more than 10.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.9 months, from May 8 to October 5. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Custer Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 3.4 weeks, from August 27 to September 20, with a peak percentage of 30% on September 18. The wind is most often from the west for 11 months, from September 20 to August 27, with a peak percentage of 46% on January 1.
Custer Airport is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.1 months, from June 19 to September 23, with an average temperature above 67°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 2, with an average temperature of 75°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.3 months, from December 3 to April 13, with an average temperature below 42°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 13, with an average temperature of 33°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Custer 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 Custer Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid 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 Custer 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 Custer Airport typically lasts for 5.7 months (174 days), from around April 23 to around October 14, rarely starting before April 5 or after May 11, and rarely ending before September 26 or after November 2.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Custer Airport should appear around April 17, only rarely appearing before April 2 or after April 30.
Growing Degree Days
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from May 2 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 3 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 20, with an average of 1.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Custer Airport are 41.933 deg latitude, -83.437 deg longitude, and 607 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Custer Airport is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 39 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 606 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (174 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (741 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Custer Airport is covered by cropland (61%) and artificial surfaces (37%), within 10 miles by cropland (72%) and water (18%), and within 50 miles by cropland (47%) and water (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Custer 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
Custer 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 Toledo Suburban Airport, Willow Run Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Grosse Ile Municipal Airport, Toledo Executive Airport, Toledo Express Airport, Harrow Auto, and Windsor Airport.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .