Average Weather in Goshen California, United States
In Goshen, the summers are hot, arid, and clear and the winters are cold and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 38°F to 97°F and is rarely below 29°F or above 103°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from June 1 to September 24, with an average daily high temperature above 88°F. The hottest day of the year is July 17, with an average high of 97°F and low of 65°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 20 to February 21, with an average daily high temperature below 64°F. The coldest day of the year is December 23, with an average low of 38°F and high of 56°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
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
In Goshen, 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 in Goshen begins around May 9 and lasts for 5.7 months, ending around November 1. On August 8, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 92% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 8% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 1 and lasts for 6.3 months, ending around May 9. On February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 48% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 52% of the time.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Goshen varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.3 months, from November 5 to April 14, with a greater than 12% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 24% on February 21.
The drier season lasts 6.7 months, from April 14 to November 5. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on August 1.
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 24% on February 21.
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. Goshen experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.9 months, from October 10 to May 7, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 3, with an average total accumulation of 2.6 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from May 7 to October 10. The least rain falls around August 13, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Goshen varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 41 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 38 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:39 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 45 minutes later at 7:24 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:42 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 37 minutes later at 8:19 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Goshen 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
The perceived humidity level in Goshen, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 2% of 2% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Goshen varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 7.7 months, from March 5 to October 26, with a peak percentage of 63% on July 14. The wind is most often from the east for 4.3 months, from October 26 to March 5, with a peak percentage of 49% on January 1.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from May 3 to August 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 23, with an average of 8.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from November 4 to February 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 25, with an average of 2.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Goshen are 36.351 deg latitude, -119.420 deg longitude, and 282 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Goshen is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 26 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 284 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (125 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (12,303 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Goshen is covered by cropland (90%), within 10 miles by cropland (91%), and within 50 miles by cropland (53%) and grassland (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Goshen, 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
There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Goshen.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Goshen according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Goshen is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Goshen and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Visalia Municipal Airport (89%, 4.2 kilometers, southeast); Hanford Municipal Airport (9%, 19 kilometers, west); Fresno Air Terminal Airport (1.9%, 55 kilometers, northwest); and Bishop Airport (0.3%, 148 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .