Average Weather in Blackshear Georgia, United States
In Blackshear, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short and cold; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 92°F and is rarely below 28°F or above 98°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Blackshear for warm-weather activities are from early April to late May and from late September to early November.
The hot season lasts for 4.0 months, from May 19 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 92°F and low of 73°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 30 to February 25, with an average daily high temperature below 68°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 42°F and high of 63°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 Blackshear, 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 Blackshear begins around September 15 and lasts for 3.1 months, ending around December 19. On October 27, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 67% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 34% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around December 19 and lasts for 8.9 months, ending around September 15. On July 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 56% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 44% 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 Blackshear varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.6 months, from May 29 to September 16, with a greater than 37% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 58% on July 26.
The drier season lasts 8.4 months, from September 16 to May 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 16% on October 31.
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 58% on July 26.
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. Blackshear experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Blackshear. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 14, with an average total accumulation of 4.8 inches.
The least rain falls around November 10, with an average total accumulation of 2.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Blackshear varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 7 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 11 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:24 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 22 minutes later at 7:46 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:25 PM on December 3, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 12 minutes later at 8:37 PM on June 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Blackshear 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
Blackshear experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from May 4 to October 25, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 26% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 5, with muggy conditions 99% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 30, with muggy conditions 1% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Blackshear experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from October 7 to May 17, with average wind speeds of more than 5.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.7 months, from May 17 to October 7. The calmest day of the year is August 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Blackshear varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 2.4 months, from August 14 to October 26, with a peak percentage of 44% on September 7. The wind is most often from the north for 2.0 months, from October 26 to December 25, with a peak percentage of 34% on November 8. The wind is most often from the west for 7.6 months, from December 25 to August 14, with a peak percentage of 32% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Blackshear 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 times of year to visit Blackshear for general outdoor tourist activities are from early April to late May and from late September to early November, with a peak score in the last week of April.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Blackshear for hot-weather activities are from early May to early July and from mid August to early October, with a peak score in the third week of September.
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 Blackshear typically lasts for 9.2 months (280 days), from around February 22 to around November 29, rarely starting before January 29 or after March 19, and rarely ending before November 6 or after December 29.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Blackshear should appear around January 18, only rarely appearing before January 11 or after January 30.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from April 5 to July 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 14, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from November 12 to February 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 3.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Blackshear are 31.306 deg latitude, -82.242 deg longitude, and 121 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Blackshear is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 75 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 107 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (125 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (328 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Blackshear is covered by trees (47%), cropland (25%), and artificial surfaces (24%), within 10 miles by trees (60%) and cropland (22%), and within 50 miles by trees (58%) and herbaceous vegetation (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Blackshear, 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 Blackshear.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Blackshear 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 Blackshear is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Blackshear and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Waycross-Ware County Airport (63%, 16 kilometers, southwest); Bacon County Airport (19%, 36 kilometers, northwest); Jesup Wayne County Airport (14%, 44 kilometers, northeast); and Jacksonville International Airport (3.9%, 104 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .