Average Weather in Gardnerville Nevada, United States
In Gardnerville, the summers are hot, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are very cold and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 23°F to 89°F and is rarely below 12°F or above 95°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Gardnerville for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The hot season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 15 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is July 29, with an average high of 89°F and low of 51°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 20 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 53°F. The coldest day of the year is December 31, with an average low of 23°F and high of 44°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 Gardnerville, 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 Gardnerville begins around May 30 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around October 21. On July 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 89% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 11% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 21 and lasts for 7.3 months, ending around May 30. On March 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 51% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% 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 in Gardnerville varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.5 months, from November 1 to April 16, with a greater than 16% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 29% on February 21.
The drier season lasts 6.5 months, from April 16 to November 1. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on August 15.
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 21% on February 28.
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. Gardnerville experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.2 months, from September 25 to June 2, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 17, with an average total accumulation of 2.6 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from June 2 to September 25. The least rain falls around August 1, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 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. Gardnerville experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from November 7 to April 6, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 3, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.5 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 6 to November 7. The least snow falls around July 25, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Gardnerville varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 26 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 54 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:32 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 56 minutes later at 7:28 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:36 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 52 minutes later at 8:28 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Gardnerville 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
The perceived humidity level in Gardnerville, 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, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Gardnerville experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from January 30 to June 19, with average wind speeds of more than 6.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.3 months, from June 19 to January 30. The calmest day of the year is August 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Gardnerville varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 7.2 months, from March 1 to October 6; for 6.0 days, from October 9 to October 15; and for 1.0 weeks, from October 27 to November 3, with a peak percentage of 56% on July 23. The wind is most often from the east for 3.0 days, from October 6 to October 9 and for 1.7 weeks, from October 15 to October 27, with a peak percentage of 32% on October 19. The wind is most often from the south for 3.9 months, from November 3 to March 1, with a peak percentage of 39% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Gardnerville 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 Gardnerville for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the third 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 Gardnerville for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the third 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 in Gardnerville typically lasts for 4.5 months (138 days), from around May 19 to around October 4, rarely starting before April 19 or after June 16, and rarely ending before September 11 or after October 27.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Gardnerville should appear around April 4, only rarely appearing before March 19 or after April 26.
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 3.5 months, from May 7 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 27, with an average of 8.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from November 2 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 2.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gardnerville are 38.941 deg latitude, -119.750 deg longitude, and 4,751 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Gardnerville contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 128 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,754 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (6,119 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,948 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Gardnerville is covered by cropland (78%) and artificial surfaces (16%), within 10 miles by shrubs (63%) and cropland (20%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (56%) and trees (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Gardnerville, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Gardnerville.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Gardnerville 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 Gardnerville is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Gardnerville and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lake Tahoe Airport (24%, 22 kilometers, west); Carson Airport (65%, 27 kilometers, north); and Bridgeport Sonora Junction (10%, 68 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .