Average Weather in Jasper Park Lodge Canada
In Jasper Park Lodge, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are freezing, snowy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 4°F to 74°F and is rarely below -19°F or above 84°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Jasper Park Lodge for warm-weather activities is from mid July to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 3 to September 10, with an average daily high temperature above 64°F. The hottest day of the year is July 31, with an average high of 74°F and low of 44°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 13 to February 19, with an average daily high temperature below 34°F. The coldest day of the year is January 1, with an average low of 4°F and high of 24°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
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In Jasper Park Lodge, 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 Jasper Park Lodge begins around July 2 and lasts for 3.3 months, ending around October 10. On August 3, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 57% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 43% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 10 and lasts for 8.7 months, ending around July 2. On February 25, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 67% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 33% 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 Jasper Park Lodge varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.4 months, from May 7 to September 19, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 42% on June 22.
The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from September 19 to May 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 8% on February 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 in Jasper Park Lodge changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 7.5 months, from March 24 to November 7. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 42% on June 22.
Snow alone is the most common for 4.5 months, from November 7 to March 24. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 9% on November 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. Jasper Park Lodge experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.7 months, from April 11 to November 3, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 1, with an average total accumulation of 3.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from November 3 to April 11. The least rain falls around December 24, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 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. Jasper Park Lodge experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from October 5 to May 10, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around November 22, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.5 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from May 10 to October 5. The least snow falls around July 16, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Jasper Park Lodge varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 35 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 55 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:26 AM on June 17, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 39 minutes later at 9:05 AM on December 30. The earliest sunset is at 4:35 PM on December 13, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 46 minutes later at 10:21 PM on June 24.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Jasper Park Lodge 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 Jasper Park Lodge, 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 Jasper Park Lodge experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from October 4 to April 22, with average wind speeds of more than 4.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.4 months, from April 22 to October 4. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Jasper Park Lodge varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 2.9 months, from May 20 to August 17, with a peak percentage of 48% on July 18. The wind is most often from the south for 9.1 months, from August 17 to May 20, with a peak percentage of 61% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Jasper Park Lodge 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 Jasper Park Lodge for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid 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 Jasper Park Lodge 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 Jasper Park Lodge typically lasts for 2.2 months (69 days), from around June 18 to around August 26, rarely starting before May 29 or after July 14, and rarely ending before August 3 or after September 14.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Jasper Park Lodge should appear around May 24, only rarely appearing before May 10 or after June 8.
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 4.0 months, from April 21 to August 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 10, with an average of 6.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 26 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 0.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Jasper Park Lodge are 52.886 deg latitude, -118.056 deg longitude, and 3,760 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Jasper Park Lodge contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,522 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,618 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,673 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,420 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Jasper Park Lodge is covered by trees (61%), sparse vegetation (24%), and shrubs (12%), within 10 miles by trees (58%) and sparse vegetation (22%), and within 50 miles by trees (50%) and sparse vegetation (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Jasper Park Lodge, 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 Jasper Park Lodge.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Jasper Park Lodge 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 Jasper Park Lodge is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Jasper Park Lodge and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Jasper Warden Automated Reporting Station (94%, 5.4 kilometers, north); Blue River Marine Aviation Reporting Station (3.3%, 118 kilometers, southwest); and Nordegg (2.8%, 142 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .