Average Weather in Burns Oregon, United States
In Burns, the summers are short, warm, and mostly clear; the winters are freezing and partly cloudy; and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 16°F to 87°F and is rarely below -2°F or above 95°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Burns for warm-weather activities is from early July to mid August.
The hot season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 18 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is July 26, with an average high of 87°F and low of 50°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 18 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 44°F. The coldest day of the year is January 1, with an average low of 16°F and high of 33°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 Burns, 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 Burns begins around June 9 and lasts for 4.1 months, ending around October 12. On July 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 85% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 15% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 12 and lasts for 7.9 months, ending around June 9. On January 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 62% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 38% 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 Burns varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.9 months, from October 22 to June 18, with a greater than 12% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 20% on December 15.
The drier season lasts 4.1 months, from June 18 to October 22. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% 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 18% on May 19.
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. Burns experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.4 months, from October 13 to June 24, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 18, with an average total accumulation of 1.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from June 24 to October 13. The least rain falls around August 1, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 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. Burns experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from October 29 to March 7, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around December 21, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from March 7 to October 29. The least snow falls around July 17, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Burns varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 56 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 26 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:14 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 20 minutes later at 7:34 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:19 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 22 minutes later at 8:41 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Burns 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 Burns, 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 Burns experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from November 7 to June 12, with average wind speeds of more than 7.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 29, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.8 months, from June 12 to November 7. The calmest day of the year is September 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Burns varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 4.3 months, from May 16 to September 24, with a peak percentage of 45% on July 24. The wind is most often from the west for 7.7 months, from September 24 to May 16, with a peak percentage of 38% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Burns 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 Burns 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 Burns 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 in Burns typically lasts for 2.9 months (89 days), from around June 13 to around September 10, rarely starting before May 18 or after July 5, and rarely ending before August 21 or after September 29.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Burns should appear around April 28, only rarely appearing before April 12 or after May 18.
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 3.2 months, from May 16 to August 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 2, with an average of 8.1 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 30 to February 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 25, with an average of 1.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Burns are 43.586 deg latitude, -119.054 deg longitude, and 4,157 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Burns contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 197 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,176 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,204 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,199 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Burns is covered by cropland (46%), shrubs (29%), and herbaceous vegetation (10%), within 10 miles by shrubs (67%) and cropland (21%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (80%) and trees (13%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Burns, 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 Burns.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Burns 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 Burns is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Burns and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Burns Municipal Airport (98%, 8 kilometers, east); Bend Municipal Airport (0.9%, 181 kilometers, west); and Lake County-Lakeview Airport (0.8%, 192 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .