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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Shaker Heights Ohio, United States

In Shaker Heights, the summers are warm, humid, and partly cloudy and the winters are freezing, snowy, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 21°F to 81°F and is rarely below 7°F or above 89°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Shaker Heights for warm-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.

Climate in Shaker Heights

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Shaker Heights weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The warm season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 27 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 72°F. The hottest month of the year in Shaker Heights is July, with an average high of 81°F and low of 67°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from December 3 to March 10, with an average daily high temperature below 43°F. The coldest month of the year in Shaker Heights is January, with an average low of 22°F and high of 34°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Shaker Heights

Average High and Low Temperature in Shaker HeightswarmcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 2933°FJan 2933°FJul 1881°FJul 1881°F21°F21°F67°F67°FMay 2772°FMay 2772°FSep 1872°FSep 1872°FDec 343°FDec 343°FMar 1043°FMar 1043°F56°F56°F57°F57°F32°F32°F29°F29°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 34°F37°F46°F58°F69°F77°F81°F79°F72°F61°F50°F39°F
Temp. 27°F29°F37°F49°F60°F69°F74°F72°F65°F53°F43°F32°F
Low 22°F23°F31°F42°F53°F62°F67°F65°F57°F47°F37°F28°F

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 Shaker Heights

Average Hourly Temperature in Shaker HeightsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmfreezing
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Odessa, Ukraine (5,081 miles away); Damāvand, Iran (6,356 miles); and Yokotemachi, Japan (6,267 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Shaker Heights (view comparison).

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In Shaker 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 Shaker Heights begins around May 14 and lasts for 5.9 months, ending around November 9.

The clearest month of the year in Shaker Heights is August, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 66% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 9 and lasts for 6.1 months, ending around May 14.

The cloudiest month of the year in Shaker Heights is January, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 70% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Shaker Heights

Cloud Cover Categories in Shaker HeightsclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 1167%Aug 1167%Jan 1129%Jan 1129%May 1448%May 1448%Nov 948%Nov 948%NowNowclearmostly clearmostly cloudyovercastpartly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 70%66%58%54%52%46%38%34%36%44%55%66%
Clearer 30%34%42%46%48%54%62%66%64%56%45%34%

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Shaker Heights varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.9 months, from March 18 to November 16, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Shaker Heights is June, with an average of 10.7 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 4.1 months, from November 16 to March 18. The month with the fewest wet days in Shaker Heights is January, with an average of 6.2 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone in Shaker Heights is June, with an average of 10.7 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 37% on May 19.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Shaker Heights

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Shaker HeightswetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%May 1937%May 1937%Jan 3018%Jan 3018%Mar 1827%Mar 1827%Nov 1627%Nov 1627%NowNowrainsnowmixed
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 3.4d3.3d6.4d9.0d10.9d10.7d10.5d9.6d9.4d9.3d7.5d5.3d
Mixed 1.2d1.4d1.1d0.3d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.3d1.1d
Snow 1.7d1.3d0.7d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.3d1.1d
Any 6.2d6.0d8.2d9.4d10.9d10.7d10.5d9.6d9.4d9.4d8.1d7.5d

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. Shaker Heights experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Shaker Heights. The month with the most rain in Shaker Heights is June, with an average rainfall of 3.0 inches.

The month with the least rain in Shaker Heights is February, with an average rainfall of 1.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Shaker Heights

Average Monthly Rainfall in Shaker HeightsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 inJun 53.0 inJun 53.0 inFeb 51.0 inFeb 51.0 inSep 163.0 inSep 163.0 inJul 262.9 inJul 262.9 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 1.2″1.1″1.8″2.5″2.8″3.0″2.9″2.8″3.0″2.6″2.3″1.8″

Snowfall

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Shaker Heights experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from November 25 to April 3, with a sliding 31-day snowfall of at least 1.0 inches. The month with the most snow in Shaker Heights is February, with an average snowfall of 4.0 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from April 3 to November 25. The least snow falls around July 18, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Snowfall in Shaker Heights

Average Monthly Snowfall in Shaker HeightssnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 inFeb 164.0 inFeb 164.0 inJul 180.0 inJul 180.0 inNov 251.0 inNov 251.0 inApr 31.0 inApr 31.0 inNowNow
The average snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Snowfall 3.5″4.0″2.7″0.4″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.5″2.7″

The length of the day in Shaker Heights varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 10 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 15 hours, 11 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Shaker Heights

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Shaker HeightsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 8 minMar 1912 hr, 8 minMar 1915 hr, 11 minJun 2015 hr, 11 minJun 2012 hr, 11 minSep 2212 hr, 11 minSep 229 hr, 10 minDec 219 hr, 10 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 9.6h10.6h12.0h13.4h14.5h15.1h14.8h13.8h12.4h11.1h9.8h9.2h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:51 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 8 minutes later at 7:59 AM on November 2. The earliest sunset is at 4:56 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 8 minutes later at 9:04 PM on June 26.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Shaker Heights during 2024, starting in the spring on March 10, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 3.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Shaker Heights

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Shaker HeightsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 145:51 AMJun 145:51 AM9:04 PMJun 269:04 PMJun 26Dec 74:56 PMDec 74:56 PM7:59 AMNov 27:59 AMNov 2Mar 10DSTMar 10DSTDSTNov 3DSTNov 3daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2024. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Shaker Heights

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Shaker HeightsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AM0001010101020202030303040405050606000010101020202020303040405050602572NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2024. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Shaker Heights

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Shaker Heights experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from May 29 to September 21, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 11% of the time. The month with the most muggy days in Shaker Heights is July, with 12.7 days that are muggy or worse.

The least muggy day of the year is February 16, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Shaker Heights

Humidity Comfort Levels in Shaker HeightsmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 160%Feb 160%Jul 2843%Jul 2843%May 2911%May 2911%Sep 2111%Sep 2111%oppressiveoppressivemuggymuggycomfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d1.5d7.4d12.7d11.1d4.6d0.4d0.0d0.0d

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Shaker Heights experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from October 14 to April 16, with average wind speeds of more than 9.2 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Shaker Heights is January, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.9 months, from April 16 to October 14. The calmest month of the year in Shaker Heights is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Shaker Heights

Average Wind Speed in Shaker HeightswindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mphJan 1511.9 mphJan 1511.9 mphJul 306.5 mphJul 306.5 mphOct 149.2 mphOct 149.2 mphApr 169.2 mphApr 169.2 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 11.710.910.19.17.77.06.66.67.79.210.511.2

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Shaker Heights varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 1.1 months, from September 1 to October 3, with a peak percentage of 33% on October 2. The wind is most often from the west for 11 months, from October 3 to September 1, with a peak percentage of 46% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Shaker Heights

Wind Direction in Shaker HeightsWSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnortheast
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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Shaker Heights is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.2 months, from June 21 to September 27, with an average temperature above 66°F. The month of the year in Shaker Heights with the warmest water is August, with an average temperature of 74°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.1 months, from December 16 to April 20, with an average temperature below 42°F. The month of the year in Shaker Heights with the coolest water is February, with an average temperature of 34°F.

Average Water Temperature in Shaker Heights

Average Water Temperature in Shaker HeightswarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°FAug 474°FAug 474°F34°FFeb 1934°FFeb 19Jun 2166°FJun 2166°FSep 2766°FSep 2766°FDec 1642°FDec 1642°FApr 2042°FApr 2042°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature 36°F34°F35°F41°F52°F64°F72°F74°F69°F60°F51°F42°F

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Shaker 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 Shaker Heights for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the third week of August.

Tourism Score in Shaker Heights

Tourism Score in Shaker Heightsbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.07.00.10.1NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationtourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Shaker Heights for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Beach/Pool Score in Shaker Heights

Beach/Pool Score in Shaker Heightsbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.95.90.00.0NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationbeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Shaker Heights typically lasts for 6.8 months (208 days), from around April 11 to around November 5, rarely starting before March 27 or after April 27, and rarely ending before October 18 or after November 26.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Shaker Heights

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Shaker Heightsgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 1150%Apr 1150%Nov 550%Nov 590%Apr 2790%Apr 2790%Oct 1890%Oct 1810%Mar 2710%Mar 2710%Nov 2610%Nov 260%Feb 50%Feb 5Jul 26100%Jul 26100%NowNowfreezingvery coldcoolcomfortablewarmcoldhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Shaker Heights should appear around April 12, only rarely appearing before March 24 or after April 27.

Growing Degree Days in Shaker Heights

Growing Degree Days in Shaker HeightsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°FApr 1288°FApr 1288°FJun 21900°FJun 21900°FJul 311,800°FJul 311,800°FDec 313,166°FDec 313,166°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

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 3.7 months, from May 1 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Shaker Heights is June, with an average of 6.8 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from November 3 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.5 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Shaker Heights is December, with an average of 1.5 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Shaker Heights

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Shaker HeightsbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJul 16.9 kWhJul 16.9 kWhDec 191.4 kWhDec 191.4 kWhMay 15.8 kWhMay 15.8 kWhAug 225.8 kWhAug 225.8 kWhNov 32.5 kWhNov 32.5 kWhFeb 142.5 kWhFeb 142.5 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 1.72.63.95.26.26.86.86.04.83.32.11.5

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Shaker Heights are 41.474 deg latitude, -81.537 deg longitude, and 1,050 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Shaker Heights contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 299 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,057 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (682 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (820 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Shaker Heights is covered by artificial surfaces (94%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (68%) and trees (22%), and within 50 miles by water (37%) and cropland (25%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Shaker 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Shaker Heights.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Shaker 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 Shaker Heights is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Shaker Heights and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Shaker Heights and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.

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