Average Weather in Inyokern California, United States
In Inyokern, the summers are sweltering, arid, and clear and the winters are cold and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 31°F to 102°F and is rarely below 22°F or above 108°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Inyokern for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The hot season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 8 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 93°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 102°F and low of 71°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 20 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 66°F. The coldest day of the year is December 27, with an average low of 31°F and high of 57°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 Inyokern, 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 Inyokern begins around April 27 and lasts for 6.2 months, ending around November 2. On September 7, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 90% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 10% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 2 and lasts for 5.8 months, ending around April 27. On February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 42% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 58% 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 Inyokern varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.4 months, from November 22 to April 4, with a greater than 9% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 17% on February 21.
The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from April 4 to November 22. 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 17% 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. Inyokern experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from November 8 to April 2, 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 1.3 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from April 2 to November 8. The least rain falls around June 16, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Inyokern varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 45 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 34 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:34 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 40 minutes later at 7:15 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:37 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 33 minutes later at 8:11 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Inyokern 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 Inyokern, 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 Inyokern experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from March 14 to July 22, with average wind speeds of more than 8.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is June 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.8 months, from July 22 to March 14. The calmest day of the year is January 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Inyokern varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 9.0 months, from February 9 to November 10, with a peak percentage of 71% on July 3. The wind is most often from the north for 3.0 months, from November 10 to February 9, with a peak percentage of 46% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Inyokern 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 Inyokern for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid May to early October, with a peak score in the first week of September.
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 Inyokern for hot-weather activities is from late June to late 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 Inyokern typically lasts for 8.0 months (243 days), from around March 15 to around November 14, rarely starting before February 12 or after April 12, and rarely ending before October 27 or after December 1.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Inyokern should appear around February 6, only rarely appearing before January 26 or after February 19.
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 April 27 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 18, with an average of 8.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 4 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 2.9 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Inyokern are 35.647 deg latitude, -117.813 deg longitude, and 2,457 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Inyokern contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 157 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,442 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,478 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,024 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Inyokern is covered by shrubs (100%), within 10 miles by shrubs (92%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (83%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Inyokern, 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 Inyokern.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Inyokern 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 Inyokern is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Inyokern and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Ridgecrest Community Hospital Heliport (86%, 12 kilometers, northeast); Mojave Airport (7%, 71 kilometers, southwest); and Edwards, Edwards Air Force Auxiliary North Base (7%, 74 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .