Average Weather in Wofford Heights California, United States
In Wofford Heights, the summers are hot, arid, and clear and the winters are very cold and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 33°F to 91°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 97°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Wofford Heights for warm-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.
The hot season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 11 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest day of the year is July 26, with an average high of 91°F and low of 64°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 19 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature below 60°F. The coldest day of the year is December 25, with an average low of 33°F and high of 52°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 Wofford Heights, 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 Wofford Heights begins around May 6 and lasts for 5.9 months, ending around November 2. On August 13, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 91% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 9% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 2 and lasts for 6.1 months, ending around May 6. On February 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 48% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 52% 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 Wofford Heights varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.0 months, from November 9 to April 9, with a greater than 11% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 21% on February 21.
The drier season lasts 7.0 months, from April 9 to November 9. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on June 25.
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 20% on February 21.
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. Wofford Heights experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from October 25 to April 21, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 3, with an average total accumulation of 1.6 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from April 21 to October 25. The least rain falls around July 2, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Wofford Heights varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 44 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 35 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:37 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 41 minutes later at 7:17 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:40 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 34 minutes later at 8:13 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Wofford Heights 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 Wofford Heights, 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 Wofford Heights experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from March 13 to July 10, with average wind speeds of more than 6.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is May 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.1 months, from July 10 to March 13. The calmest day of the year is September 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Wofford Heights varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 8.7 months, from February 9 to October 30, with a peak percentage of 69% on June 5. The wind is most often from the east for 3.3 months, from October 30 to February 9, with a peak percentage of 48% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Wofford Heights 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 Wofford Heights for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the first week of August.
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 Wofford Heights 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 Wofford Heights typically lasts for 7.9 months (242 days), from around March 20 to around November 17, rarely starting before February 18 or after April 17, and rarely ending before October 29 or after December 7.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Wofford Heights should appear around March 2, only rarely appearing before February 16 or after March 17.
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 20, 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 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 2.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Wofford Heights are 35.707 deg latitude, -118.456 deg longitude, and 3,041 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Wofford Heights contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,821 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,002 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,142 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,119 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Wofford Heights is covered by shrubs (79%) and water (18%), within 10 miles by shrubs (67%) and trees (19%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (48%) and grassland (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Wofford Heights, 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 Wofford Heights.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Wofford Heights 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 Wofford Heights is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Wofford Heights and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Meadows Field (19%, 62 kilometers, southwest); Tehachapi Municipal Airport (32%, 64 kilometers, south); Porterville Municipal Airport (18%, 65 kilometers, northwest); and Ridgecrest Community Hospital Heliport (30%, 69 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .