Average Weather in Hines Oregon, United States
In Hines, 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 15°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 Hines 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 76°F. The hottest day of the year is July 30, 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 15°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 Hines, 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 Hines 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 Hines 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 16.
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 23.
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. Hines 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. Hines experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from October 28 to March 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 December 21, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.5 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from March 9 to October 28. 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 Hines 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 Hines 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 Hines, 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 Hines 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 13, with average wind speeds of more than 7.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 29, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.8 months, from June 13 to November 7. The calmest day of the year is September 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Hines varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 4.2 months, from May 17 to September 24, with a peak percentage of 45% on July 24. The wind is most often from the west for 7.8 months, from September 24 to May 17, with a peak percentage of 39% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Hines 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 Hines 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 Hines 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 Hines 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 Hines should appear around April 28, only rarely appearing before April 13 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 8.2 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 Hines are 43.564 deg latitude, -119.081 deg longitude, and 4,216 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Hines contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 873 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,281 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,253 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,134 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Hines is covered by shrubs (62%) and cropland (22%), within 10 miles by shrubs (68%) and cropland (21%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (81%) and trees (12%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Hines, 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 Hines.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Hines 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 Hines is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Hines and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Burns Municipal Airport (97%, 11 kilometers, east); Bend Municipal Airport (1.4%, 180 kilometers, west); and Lake County-Lakeview Airport (1.3%, 189 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .