Average Weather in Bear Valley Springs California, United States
In Bear Valley Springs, the summers are warm, arid, and clear and the winters are long, very cold, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 31°F to 85°F and is rarely below 24°F or above 92°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Bear Valley Springs for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The hot season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 18 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is July 28, with an average high of 85°F and low of 58°F.
The cold season lasts for 4.1 months, from November 16 to March 21, with an average daily high temperature below 56°F. The coldest day of the year is December 22, with an average low of 31°F and high of 48°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 Bear Valley Springs, 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 Bear Valley Springs begins around May 4 and lasts for 6.0 months, ending around November 4. On August 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 90% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 9% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 4 and lasts for 6.0 months, ending around May 4. On February 22, 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 Bear Valley Springs varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.9 months, from November 13 to April 9, with a greater than 10% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 19% on February 20.
The drier season lasts 7.1 months, from April 9 to November 13. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on June 22.
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 16% on February 20.
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. Bear Valley Springs experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from October 28 to April 17, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 19, with an average total accumulation of 1.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from April 17 to October 28. The least rain falls around June 28, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Bear Valley Springs does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Bear Valley Springs varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 47 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 32 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:39 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 38 minutes later at 7:17 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:42 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 31 minutes later at 8:12 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Bear Valley Springs 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 Bear Valley Springs, 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 Bear Valley Springs experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from November 24 to June 29, with average wind speeds of more than 6.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.8 months, from June 29 to November 24. The calmest day of the year is August 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Bear Valley Springs varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 8.1 months, from February 18 to October 21, with a peak percentage of 72% on June 7. The wind is most often from the east for 3.9 months, from October 21 to February 18, with a peak percentage of 48% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Bear Valley Springs 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 Bear Valley Springs 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 Bear Valley Springs for hot-weather activities is from early 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 Bear Valley Springs typically lasts for 6.2 months (191 days), from around April 29 to around November 6, rarely starting before April 4 or after May 25, and rarely ending before October 16 or after November 27.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Bear Valley Springs should appear around March 30, only rarely appearing before March 9 or after April 28.
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 3.6 months, from May 2 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 22, with an average of 8.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from November 5 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 2.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Bear Valley Springs are 35.159 deg latitude, -118.628 deg longitude, and 4,498 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Bear Valley Springs contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,804 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,498 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (7,349 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,553 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Bear Valley Springs is covered by shrubs (53%) and grassland (44%), within 10 miles by grassland (56%) and shrubs (33%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (52%) and grassland (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Bear Valley Springs, 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 Bear Valley Springs.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Bear Valley Springs 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 Bear Valley Springs is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Bear Valley Springs and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .