Average Weather at Camp Edwards Heliport Massachusetts, United States
At Camp Edwards Heliport, the summers are warm and humid; the winters are very cold, wet, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 22°F to 79°F and is rarely below 8°F or above 86°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Camp Edwards Heliport for warm-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.
The warm season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 7 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 71°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 79°F and low of 65°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 7 to March 18, with an average daily high temperature below 45°F. The coldest day of the year is January 30, with an average low of 22°F and high of 37°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
Average Hourly Temperature
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At Camp Edwards Heliport, 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 Camp Edwards Heliport begins around June 26 and lasts for 4.5 months, ending around November 10. On September 6, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 64% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 36% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 10 and lasts for 7.5 months, ending around June 26. On May 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 54% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 46% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
Camp Edwards Heliport does not experience significant seasonal variation in the frequency of wet days (i.e., those with greater than 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation). The frequency ranges from 22% to 31%, with an average value of 27%.
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 30% on May 24.
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. Camp Edwards Heliport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Camp Edwards Heliport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around March 31, with an average total accumulation of 3.9 inches.
The least rain falls around July 8, with an average total accumulation of 2.4 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. Camp Edwards Heliport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from November 22 to April 9, 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 9, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.6 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from April 9 to November 22. The least snow falls around July 28, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day at Camp Edwards Heliport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 9 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 12 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:07 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 10 minutes later at 7:16 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:11 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 9 minutes later at 8:20 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Camp Edwards Heliport 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
Camp Edwards Heliport experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from June 13 to September 24, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 12% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 2, with muggy conditions 47% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 5, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed at Camp Edwards Heliport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from October 10 to April 22, with average wind speeds of more than 12.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 15.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.6 months, from April 22 to October 10. The calmest day of the year is July 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Camp Edwards Heliport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 3.1 weeks, from April 30 to May 22 and for 2.9 months, from June 25 to September 21, with a peak percentage of 40% on July 27. The wind is most often from the west for 1.1 months, from May 22 to June 25 and for 7.3 months, from September 21 to April 30, with a peak percentage of 37% on June 23.
Camp Edwards Heliport 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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.2 months, from June 27 to October 1, with an average temperature above 62°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 7, with an average temperature of 68°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.7 months, from December 30 to April 19, with an average temperature below 44°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 27, with an average temperature of 38°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Camp Edwards Heliport 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 Camp Edwards Heliport for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the last 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 Camp Edwards Heliport for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the third week of July.
The growing season at Camp Edwards Heliport typically lasts for 6.2 months (189 days), from around April 20 to around October 27, rarely starting before March 31 or after May 10, and rarely ending before October 8 or after November 17.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Camp Edwards Heliport should appear around May 3, only rarely appearing before April 21 or after May 14.
Growing Degree Days
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from May 6 to August 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 30, with an average of 7.0 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from November 4 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 1.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Camp Edwards Heliport are 41.672 deg latitude, -70.564 deg longitude, and 112 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Camp Edwards Heliport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 207 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 130 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (289 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (659 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Camp Edwards Heliport is covered by artificial surfaces (59%) and trees (34%), within 10 miles by water (38%) and trees (32%), and within 50 miles by water (70%) and trees (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Camp Edwards Heliport, 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
Camp Edwards Heliport 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.
The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Barnstable Municipal Airport-Boardman/Polando Field, Martha's Vineyard Airport, Plymouth Municipal Airport, New Bedford Regional Airport, Marshfield Airport, Provincetown Municipal Airport, Chatham Municipal Airport, and Taunton Municipal Airport.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .