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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Fredericksburg Virginia, United States

In Fredericksburg, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are very cold and snowy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 27°F to 90°F and is rarely below 14°F or above 97°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Fredericksburg for warm-weather activities is from early August to early October.

Climate in Fredericksburg

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Fredericksburg weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 28 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest month of the year in Fredericksburg is July, with an average high of 89°F and low of 68°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 30 to February 29, with an average daily high temperature below 54°F. The coldest month of the year in Fredericksburg is January, with an average low of 28°F and high of 46°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Fredericksburg

Average High and Low Temperature in FredericksburghotcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 2946°FJan 2946°FJul 1990°FJul 1990°F27°F27°F69°F69°FMay 2881°FMay 2881°FSep 1381°FSep 1381°FNov 3054°FNov 3054°FFeb 2954°FFeb 2954°F59°F59°F60°F60°F35°F35°F33°F33°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 46°F50°F59°F70°F78°F85°F89°F87°F80°F69°F59°F50°F
Temp. 36°F38°F47°F57°F66°F74°F78°F76°F69°F57°F48°F39°F
Low 28°F30°F37°F46°F55°F64°F68°F66°F59°F48°F38°F32°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 Fredericksburg

Average Hourly Temperature in FredericksburgJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 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 coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhot
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.
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In Fredericksburg, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Fredericksburg begins around July 4 and lasts for 4.3 months, ending around November 12.

The clearest month of the year in Fredericksburg is September, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 64% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 12 and lasts for 7.7 months, ending around July 4.

The cloudiest month of the year in Fredericksburg is January, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 51% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Fredericksburg

Cloud Cover Categories in FredericksburgclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Sep 2265%Sep 2265%Dec 2347%Dec 2347%Jul 456%Jul 456%Nov 1256%Nov 1256%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
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 51%51%49%47%48%46%42%38%36%37%44%51%
Clearer 49%49%51%53%52%54%58%62%64%63%56%49%

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

The wetter season lasts 4.0 months, from April 25 to August 24, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Fredericksburg is July, with an average of 11.9 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 8.0 months, from August 24 to April 25. The month with the fewest wet days in Fredericksburg is October, with an average of 6.6 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 Fredericksburg is July, with an average of 11.9 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 40% on July 13.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Fredericksburg

Daily Chance of Precipitation in FredericksburgwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 1340%Jul 1340%Oct 1919%Oct 1919%Apr 2530%Apr 2530%Aug 2430%Aug 2430%NowNowrainsnow
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 4.5d4.9d7.5d8.7d11.0d11.3d11.9d10.1d7.7d6.5d6.3d5.7d
Mixed 1.2d1.2d0.5d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.3d1.1d
Snow 1.0d0.8d0.2d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.3d
Any 6.7d7.0d8.2d8.7d11.0d11.3d11.9d10.1d7.7d6.6d6.6d7.1d

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. Fredericksburg experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Fredericksburg. The month with the most rain in Fredericksburg is May, with an average rainfall of 3.5 inches.

The month with the least rain in Fredericksburg is January, with an average rainfall of 2.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Fredericksburg

Average Monthly Rainfall in FredericksburgJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 inMay 183.5 inMay 183.5 inJan 302.0 inJan 302.0 inSep 283.5 inSep 283.5 inJul 233.3 inJul 233.3 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 2.1″2.1″3.0″3.2″3.5″3.3″3.2″3.2″3.3″3.3″3.1″2.6″

Snowfall

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

The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from November 19 to March 20, with a sliding 31-day snowfall of at least 1.0 inches. The month with the most snow in Fredericksburg is February, with an average snowfall of 5.5 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 8.0 months, from March 20 to November 19. The least snow falls around July 18, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Snowfall in Fredericksburg

Average Monthly Snowfall in FredericksburgsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in5 in5 in10 in10 in15 in15 inJan 306.0 inJan 306.0 inJul 180.0 inJul 180.0 inNov 191.0 inNov 191.0 inMar 201.0 inMar 201.0 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 5.2″5.5″1.4″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.7″3.3″

The length of the day in Fredericksburg varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 30 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 50 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Fredericksburg

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in FredericksburgJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 1912 hr, 7 minMar 1914 hr, 50 minJun 2014 hr, 50 minJun 2012 hr, 10 minSep 2212 hr, 10 minSep 229 hr, 30 minDec 219 hr, 30 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 9.8h10.8h12.0h13.2h14.3h14.8h14.5h13.6h12.4h11.2h10.1h9.5h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:45 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 52 minutes later at 7:37 AM on November 2. The earliest sunset is at 4:49 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 48 minutes later at 8:37 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Fredericksburg 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 Fredericksburg

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in FredericksburgJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 135:45 AMJun 135:45 AM8:37 PMJun 278:37 PMJun 27Dec 64:49 PMDec 64:49 PM7:37 AMNov 27:37 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 Fredericksburg

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in FredericksburgJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 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 AM0001010101020202030303040404050506060700001010102020202030304040505060702875NowNow
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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 Fredericksburg

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.

Fredericksburg experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from May 20 to September 29, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 18% of the time. The month with the most muggy days in Fredericksburg is July, with 21.7 days that are muggy or worse.

The month with the fewest muggy days in Fredericksburg is February, with 0.0 days that are muggy or worse.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Fredericksburg

Humidity Comfort Levels in FredericksburgmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 280%Jan 280%Jul 2773%Jul 2773%May 2018%May 2018%Sep 2918%Sep 2918%NowNowoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggydrydrymiserablemiserablehumidhumid
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 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.5d5.0d14.6d21.7d19.7d9.9d2.2d0.2d0.1d

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 Fredericksburg experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from October 27 to May 5, with average wind speeds of more than 5.0 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Fredericksburg is March, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.2 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.7 months, from May 5 to October 27. The calmest month of the year in Fredericksburg is July, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Fredericksburg

Average Wind Speed in FredericksburgwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mph10 mph10 mphFeb 256.3 mphFeb 256.3 mphJul 313.7 mphJul 313.7 mphOct 275.0 mphOct 275.0 mphMay 55.0 mphMay 55.0 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) 5.86.26.25.64.74.23.83.94.44.85.25.4

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

The wind is most often from the north for 2.2 months, from January 26 to April 2 and for 1.9 months, from September 14 to November 12, with a peak percentage of 35% on March 9. The wind is most often from the south for 3.0 months, from April 2 to July 2; for 1.8 months, from July 21 to September 14; and for 1.6 weeks, from November 12 to November 23, with a peak percentage of 34% on June 6. The wind is most often from the west for 2.7 weeks, from July 2 to July 21 and for 2.1 months, from November 23 to January 26, with a peak percentage of 34% on July 12.

Wind Direction in Fredericksburg

Wind Direction in FredericksburgWNSWSNSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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).

Fredericksburg 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 3.4 months, from June 21 to October 1, with an average temperature above 69°F. The month of the year in Fredericksburg with the warmest water is August, with an average temperature of 77°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.4 months, from December 20 to April 2, with an average temperature below 45°F. The month of the year in Fredericksburg with the coolest water is February, with an average temperature of 37°F.

Average Water Temperature in Fredericksburg

Average Water Temperature in FredericksburgwarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°FAug 877°FAug 877°F37°FFeb 637°FFeb 6Jun 2169°FJun 2169°FOct 169°FOct 169°FDec 2045°FDec 2045°FApr 245°FApr 245°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature 39°F37°F41°F48°F57°F67°F75°F77°F72°F64°F54°F46°F

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Fredericksburg 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 Fredericksburg for general outdoor tourist activities is from early August to early October, with a peak score in the first week of September.

Tourism Score in Fredericksburg

Tourism Score in Fredericksburgbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.36.30.50.55.65.65.25.2NowNow 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 Fredericksburg for hot-weather activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the second week of August.

Beach/Pool Score in Fredericksburg

Beach/Pool Score in Fredericksburgbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.75.70.10.1NowNowtemperaturetemperature 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 Fredericksburg typically lasts for 6.7 months (206 days), from around April 5 to around October 28, rarely starting before March 18 or after April 23, and rarely ending before October 10 or after November 15.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Fredericksburg

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Fredericksburggrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 550%Apr 550%Oct 2850%Oct 2890%Apr 2390%Apr 2390%Oct 1090%Oct 1010%Mar 1810%Mar 1810%Nov 1510%Nov 150%Dec 240%Dec 24Jul 14100%Jul 14100%NowNowfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhotfrigid
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 Fredericksburg should appear around March 9, only rarely appearing before February 18 or after March 28.

Growing Degree Days in Fredericksburg

Growing Degree Days in FredericksburgJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°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°F4,000°F4,000°F4,500°F4,500°FMar 985°FMar 985°FMay 29900°FMay 29900°FJul 61,800°FJul 61,800°FDec 314,266°FDec 314,266°FNowNow
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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from April 26 to August 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Fredericksburg is June, with an average of 6.8 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 5 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.0 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Fredericksburg is December, with an average of 2.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Fredericksburg

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in FredericksburgbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 226.9 kWhJun 226.9 kWhDec 232.1 kWhDec 232.1 kWhApr 266.0 kWhApr 266.0 kWhAug 206.0 kWhAug 206.0 kWhNov 53.0 kWhNov 53.0 kWhFeb 93.0 kWhFeb 93.0 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) 2.43.34.45.66.46.86.76.15.13.92.72.1

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Fredericksburg are 38.303 deg latitude, -77.461 deg longitude, and 56 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Fredericksburg contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 226 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 95 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (413 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,261 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Fredericksburg is covered by artificial surfaces (87%), within 10 miles by trees (66%) and artificial surfaces (20%), and within 50 miles by trees (63%) and cropland (19%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Fredericksburg, 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 Fredericksburg.

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

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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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