Average Weather 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.
The hot season lasts for 4.8 months, from May 7 to September 30, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is July 18, with an average high of 90°F and low of 72°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.6 months, from December 2 to February 19, with an average daily high temperature below 77°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 51°F and high of 74°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
Average Hourly Temperature
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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 7 and lasts for 7.8 months, ending around June 1. On February 24, 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 June 1 and lasts for 4.2 months, ending around October 7. On July 7, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 69% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 31% 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 Okeechobee County Airport varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.4 months, from May 25 to October 4, with a greater than 43% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 70% on July 31.
The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from October 4 to May 25. The smallest chance of a wet day is 15% on December 17.
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 70% on July 31.
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. Okeechobee County Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Okeechobee County Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 24, with an average total accumulation of 6.2 inches.
The least rain falls around December 17, with an average total accumulation of 1.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day at Okeechobee County Airport varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 25 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 52 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:28 AM on June 10, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 9 minutes later at 7:37 AM on March 11. 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 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
Okeechobee County Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 18 to November 18, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 36% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 29, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 30, with muggy conditions 15% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
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 4 to May 28, with average wind speeds of more than 7.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.3 months, from May 28 to October 4. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Okeechobee County Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 4.5 months, from February 21 to July 4 and for 4.7 months, from August 2 to December 23, with a peak percentage of 54% on September 24. The wind is most often from the south for 4.1 weeks, from July 4 to August 2, with a peak percentage of 38% on July 19. The wind is most often from the north for 1.9 months, from December 23 to February 21, with a peak percentage of 34% on January 1.
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 22 to October 14, with an average temperature above 82°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 21, with an average temperature of 84°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.5 months, from December 27 to April 10, with an average temperature below 76°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 7, with an average temperature of 75°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
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.
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 early November, with a peak score in the second week of May.
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
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
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 April 1 to May 29, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 2, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from November 9 to January 29, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 3.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Okeechobee County Airport are 27.266 deg latitude, -80.854 deg longitude, and 26 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.
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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .