Average Weather at Meadow Lake Airport Canada
At Meadow Lake Airport, the summers are long, comfortable, and partly cloudy and the winters are frigid, snowy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -4°F to 75°F and is rarely below -30°F or above 85°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Meadow Lake Airport for warm-weather activities is from early July to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 4.1 months, from May 13 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 62°F. The hottest day of the year is July 24, with an average high of 75°F and low of 54°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.4 months, from November 22 to March 2, with an average daily high temperature below 24°F. The coldest day of the year is January 5, with an average low of -4°F and high of 12°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
At Meadow Lake 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 Meadow Lake Airport begins around April 24 and lasts for 5.9 months, ending around October 21. On August 5, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 63% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 37% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 21 and lasts for 6.1 months, ending around April 24. On February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 75% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 25% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Meadow Lake Airport varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.7 months, from May 17 to September 7, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 32% on June 24.
The drier season lasts 8.3 months, from September 7 to May 17. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on February 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 at Meadow Lake Airport changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 7.2 months, from March 30 to November 3. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 32% on June 24.
Snow alone is the most common for 4.8 months, from November 3 to March 30. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 9% on December 3.
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. Meadow Lake Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 7 to October 16, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 2, with an average total accumulation of 2.5 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from October 16 to April 7. The least rain falls around February 5, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Meadow Lake Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.9 months, from October 6 to May 3, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around November 29, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from May 3 to October 6. The least snow falls around July 7, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day at Meadow Lake Airport varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 21 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 17 hours, 10 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:40 AM on June 17, and the latest sunrise is 4 hours, 54 minutes later at 9:33 AM on December 29. The earliest sunset is at 4:50 PM on December 13, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 1 minute later at 9:51 PM on June 24.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Meadow Lake Airport during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The perceived humidity level at Meadow Lake Airport, 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 1% of 1% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed at Meadow Lake Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from February 26 to May 29, with average wind speeds of more than 7.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 9.0 months, from May 29 to February 26. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Meadow Lake Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 2.1 weeks, from April 6 to April 21, with a peak percentage of 28% on April 7. The wind is most often from the north for 1.1 months, from April 21 to May 23, with a peak percentage of 28% on May 10. The wind is most often from the west for 10 months, from June 3 to April 6, with a peak percentage of 44% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Meadow Lake 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 Meadow Lake Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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 Meadow Lake Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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.
The growing season at Meadow Lake Airport typically lasts for 3.9 months (121 days), from around May 17 to around September 15, rarely starting before April 30 or after June 3, and rarely ending before August 24 or after October 3.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Meadow Lake Airport should appear around May 12, only rarely appearing before May 2 or after May 24.
Growing Degree Days
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 3.7 months, from April 28 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 30, with an average of 6.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from October 25 to February 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 0.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
This report illustrates the typical weather at Meadow Lake 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
Meadow Lake 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 Spiritwood West, Sask; Tulliby Lake Agcm; Jimmy Lake; Buffalo Narrows, Sask.; Buffalo Narrows Airport; Lloydminster Airport; CFB Cold Lake; and Lindbergh AGDM.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .