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Climate and Average Weather Year Round at Okeechobee County Airport Florida, United States

At Okeechobee County Airport, the summers are long, hot, oppressive, wet, and mostly cloudy and the winters are short, cool, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 51°F to 90°F and is rarely below 38°F or above 94°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Okeechobee County Airport for warm-weather activities are from late February to mid May and from mid October to mid December.

Climate at Okeechobee County Airport

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Okeechobee County Airport weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The hot season lasts for 4.8 months, from May 6 to September 29, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest month of the year at Okeechobee County Airport is July, with an average high of 90°F and low of 72°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.6 months, from December 1 to February 19, with an average daily high temperature below 77°F. The coldest month of the year at Okeechobee County Airport is January, with an average low of 51°F and high of 74°F.

Average High and Low Temperature at Okeechobee County Airport

Average High and Low Temperature at Okeechobee County AirporthotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 1774°FJan 1774°FJul 1790°FJul 1790°F51°F51°F72°F72°FMay 687°FMay 687°FSep 2987°FSep 2987°FDec 177°FDec 177°FFeb 1977°FFeb 1977°F63°F63°F69°F69°F56°F56°F53°F53°FNowNow
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.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 74°F77°F80°F84°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F84°F79°F75°F
Temp. 61°F64°F67°F71°F76°F79°F80°F80°F78°F74°F68°F63°F
Low 51°F53°F56°F60°F65°F70°F72°F72°F71°F65°F59°F54°F

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 Okeechobee County Airport

Average Hourly Temperature at Okeechobee County AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoolcoolcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarmhotcold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Pampa del Indio, Argentina (3,943 miles away); Ciudad del Este, Paraguay (4,048 miles); and Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia (9,250 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Okeechobee County Airport (view comparison).

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At Okeechobee 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 Okeechobee County Airport begins around October 6 and lasts for 7.8 months, ending around May 31.

The clearest month of the year at Okeechobee County Airport is February, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 65% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around May 31 and lasts for 4.2 months, ending around October 6.

The cloudiest month of the year at Okeechobee County Airport is July, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 67% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories at Okeechobee County Airport

Cloud Cover Categories at Okeechobee County AirportclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Feb 2466%Feb 2466%Jul 631%Jul 631%Oct 649%Oct 649%May 3149%May 3149%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 38%35%36%36%42%61%67%66%61%46%37%38%
Clearer 62%65%64%64%58%39%33%34%39%54%63%62%

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

The wetter season lasts 4.4 months, from May 24 to October 3, with a greater than 43% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days at Okeechobee County Airport is July, with an average of 20.9 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from October 3 to May 24. The month with the fewest wet days at Okeechobee County Airport is December, with an average of 5.0 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone at Okeechobee County Airport is July, with an average of 20.9 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 70% on July 30.

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Okeechobee County Airport

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Okeechobee County AirportwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 3070%Jul 3070%Dec 1615%Dec 1615%May 2443%May 2443%Oct 343%Oct 343%NowNowrain
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).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 5.6d6.2d7.8d7.5d10.8d18.4d20.9d20.8d16.8d9.5d5.3d5.0d

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. Okeechobee County Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year at Okeechobee County Airport. The month with the most rain at Okeechobee County Airport is June, with an average rainfall of 6.0 inches.

The month with the least rain at Okeechobee County Airport is December, with an average rainfall of 1.5 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall at Okeechobee County Airport

Average Monthly Rainfall at Okeechobee County AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 inJun 236.2 inJun 236.2 inDec 161.5 inDec 161.5 inAug 235.7 inAug 235.7 inMar 202.7 inMar 202.7 inNowNow
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 snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 1.9″2.1″2.7″2.3″3.3″6.0″5.5″5.7″5.2″3.2″1.9″1.5″

The length of the day at Okeechobee County Airport varies over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 25 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 13 hours, 52 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Okeechobee County Airport

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Okeechobee County AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 1912 hr, 7 minMar 1913 hr, 52 minJun 2013 hr, 52 minJun 2012 hr, 9 minSep 2212 hr, 9 minSep 2210 hr, 25 minDec 2110 hr, 25 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
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.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 10.6h11.2h12.0h12.8h13.5h13.8h13.7h13.1h12.3h11.5h10.8h10.5h

The earliest sunrise is at 6:28 AM on June 9, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 10 minutes later at 7:37 AM on March 10. The earliest sunset is at 5:28 PM on November 30, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 53 minutes later at 8:22 PM on July 1.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Okeechobee County Airport during 2024, starting in the spring on March 10, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 3.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Okeechobee County Airport

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Okeechobee County AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 96:28 AMJun 96:28 AM8:22 PMJul 18:22 PMJul 1Nov 305:28 PMNov 305:28 PM7:37 AMMar 107:37 AMMar 10Mar 10DSTMar 10DSTDSTNov 3DSTNov 3daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2024. 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.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth at Okeechobee County Airport

Solar Elevation and Azimuth at Okeechobee County AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AM00010101010202020303030404040405050606070708000010101020202020303030404040505050606070708039NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2024. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases at Okeechobee County Airport

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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.

Okeechobee County Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 17 to November 17, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 36% of the time. The month with the most muggy days at Okeechobee County Airport is July, with 30.9 days that are muggy or worse.

The month with the fewest muggy days at Okeechobee County Airport is February, with 4.9 days that are muggy or worse.

Humidity Comfort Levels at Okeechobee County Airport

Humidity Comfort Levels at Okeechobee County AirportmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 3015%Jan 3015%100%Jul 28100%Jul 28Apr 1736%Apr 1736%Nov 1736%Nov 1736%NowNowmiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 5.2d4.9d7.4d10.9d20.3d28.5d30.9d30.7d28.7d21.4d11.5d7.6d

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 Okeechobee County Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from October 3 to May 27, with average wind speeds of more than 7.7 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year at Okeechobee County Airport is March, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.6 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.3 months, from May 27 to October 3. The calmest month of the year at Okeechobee County Airport is July, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed at Okeechobee County Airport

Average Wind Speed at Okeechobee County AirportwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mphMar 139.8 mphMar 139.8 mphAug 35.6 mphAug 35.6 mphOct 37.7 mphOct 37.7 mphMay 277.7 mphMay 277.7 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 9.09.39.69.08.16.75.85.97.08.38.98.7

The predominant average hourly wind direction at Okeechobee County Airport varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 4.4 months, from February 21 to July 3 and for 4.7 months, from August 1 to December 22, with a peak percentage of 54% on September 23. The wind is most often from the south for 4.1 weeks, from July 3 to August 1, with a peak percentage of 38% on July 18. The wind is most often from the north for 2.0 months, from December 22 to February 21, with a peak percentage of 34% on January 1.

Wind Direction at Okeechobee County Airport

Wind Direction at Okeechobee County AirportNESEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Okeechobee County 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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.7 months, from June 21 to October 13, with an average temperature above 82°F. The month of the year at Okeechobee County Airport with the warmest water is August, with an average temperature of 84°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.5 months, from December 26 to April 9, with an average temperature below 76°F. The month of the year at Okeechobee County Airport with the coolest water is February, with an average temperature of 75°F.

Average Water Temperature at Okeechobee County Airport

Average Water Temperature at Okeechobee County AirportwarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec72°F72°F74°F74°F76°F76°F78°F78°F80°F80°F82°F82°F84°F84°F86°F86°FAug 2084°FAug 2084°F75°FFeb 775°FFeb 7Jun 2182°FJun 2182°FOct 1382°FOct 1382°FDec 2676°FDec 2676°FApr 976°FApr 976°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature 75°F75°F75°F77°F79°F82°F83°F84°F84°F82°F79°F77°F

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Okeechobee 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 times of year to visit Okeechobee County Airport for general outdoor tourist activities are from late February to mid May and from mid October to mid December, with a peak score in the third week of November.

Tourism Score at Okeechobee County Airport

Tourism Score at Okeechobee County Airportbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.56.53.63.66.46.45.45.4NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationtourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Okeechobee County Airport for hot-weather activities are from mid April to early June and from mid September to late October, with a peak score in the second week of May.

Beach/Pool Score at Okeechobee County Airport

Beach/Pool Score at Okeechobee County Airportbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.75.72.72.75.65.64.64.64.64.6NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationbeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen at Okeechobee County Airport over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 16, with a 56% chance.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Okeechobee County Airport

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Okeechobee County Airportgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%90%Feb 2190%Feb 2190%Dec 1790%Dec 1756%Jan 1656%Jan 16Jul 19100%Jul 19100%NowNowcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhotvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Okeechobee County Airport should appear around January 8, only rarely appearing before January 6 or after January 12.

Growing Degree Days at Okeechobee County Airport

Growing Degree Days at Okeechobee County AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°F7,000°F7,000°F8,000°F8,000°FJan 890°FJan 890°FMar 8900°FMar 8900°FApr 241,800°FApr 241,800°FDec 317,927°FDec 317,927°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 1.9 months, from March 31 to May 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.1 kWh. The brightest month of the year at Okeechobee County Airport is May, with an average of 6.5 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from November 8 to January 29, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.2 kWh. The darkest month of the year at Okeechobee County Airport is December, with an average of 3.6 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Okeechobee County Airport

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Okeechobee County AirportbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhMay 16.7 kWhMay 16.7 kWhDec 213.5 kWhDec 213.5 kWhJan 294.2 kWhJan 294.2 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 3.84.75.76.56.55.54.94.74.64.64.03.6

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Okeechobee County Airport are 27.266 deg latitude, -80.854 deg longitude, and 30 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Okeechobee County Airport is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 26 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 28 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (56 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (207 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Okeechobee County Airport is covered by cropland (73%) and artificial surfaces (24%), within 10 miles by cropland (78%) and water (10%), and within 50 miles by cropland (41%) and herbaceous vegetation (23%).

This report illustrates the typical weather at Okeechobee 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

Okeechobee 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 Saint Lucie County International Airport, Vero Beach Municipal Airport, Melbourne International Airport, Palm Beach International Airport, Patrick Air Force Base, Bartow Municipal Airport, Southwest Florida International Airport, and Punta Gorda 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 Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.

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