Average Weather in Girard Ohio, United States
In Girard, the summers are warm and partly cloudy and the winters are freezing and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 20°F to 83°F and is rarely below 4°F or above 90°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Girard for warm-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.
The warm season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 25 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 83°F and low of 63°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from December 2 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature below 43°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 20°F and high of 34°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 Girard, 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 Girard begins around May 7 and lasts for 6.1 months, ending around November 10. On August 13, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 66% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 34% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 10 and lasts for 5.9 months, ending around May 7. On January 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 71% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 29% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Girard varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.8 months, from March 19 to October 12, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 39% on June 7.
The drier season lasts 5.2 months, from October 12 to March 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 18% on January 30.
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 39% on June 7.
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. Girard experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Girard. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 6, with an average total accumulation of 3.3 inches.
The least rain falls around February 5, with an average total accumulation of 1.2 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. Girard experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from November 22 to April 4, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 16, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from April 4 to November 22. The least snow falls around July 18, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Girard varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 12 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 15 hours, 9 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:49 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 11 minutes later at 8:00 AM on November 6. The earliest sunset is at 4:53 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 6 minutes later at 8:59 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Girard during 2021, starting in the spring on March 14, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 7.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. 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
Girard experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from May 30 to September 22, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 9% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 29, with muggy conditions 37% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 24, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Girard experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from November 13 to April 22, with average wind speeds of more than 5.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.7 months, from April 22 to November 13. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Girard varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.0 months, from September 3 to October 4, with a peak percentage of 33% on October 3. The wind is most often from the west for 11 months, from October 4 to September 3, with a peak percentage of 47% on January 1.
Girard 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 3.1 months, from June 24 to September 28, with an average temperature above 66°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 5, with an average temperature of 74°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.1 months, from December 18 to April 23, with an average temperature below 42°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 20, with an average temperature of 33°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Girard 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 Girard for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the second 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 Girard 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 Girard typically lasts for 5.8 months (177 days), from around April 26 to around October 20, rarely starting before April 8 or after May 17, and rarely ending before October 2 or after November 8.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Girard should appear around April 8, only rarely appearing before March 22 or after April 21.
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 3.7 months, from May 1 to August 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 1, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from November 4 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 1.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Girard are 41.154 deg latitude, -80.701 deg longitude, and 902 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Girard contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 262 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 963 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (420 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,152 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Girard is covered by artificial surfaces (92%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (51%) and trees (34%), and within 50 miles by trees (51%) and cropland (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Girard, 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 Girard.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Girard 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 Girard is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Girard and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Youngstown–Warren Regional Airport (66%, 11 kilometers, north); New Castle Municipal Airport (23%, 27 kilometers, southeast); and Portage County Airport (11%, 46 kilometers, west).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .