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

In Spotsylvania, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are very cold, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 28°F to 89°F and is rarely below 14°F or above 97°F.

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

Climate in Spotsylvania

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

Average Temperature in Spotsylvania

The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 28 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 89°F and low of 69°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 1 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 55°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 28°F and high of 46°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Spotsylvania

Average High and Low Temperature in SpotsylvaniahotcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°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 2089°FJul 2089°F28°F28°F69°F69°FMay 2880°FMay 2880°FSep 1580°FSep 1580°FDec 155°FDec 155°FMar 155°FMar 155°F59°F59°F61°F61°F35°F35°F34°F34°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.

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 Spotsylvania

Average Hourly Temperature in SpotsylvaniaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 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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Clouds

In Spotsylvania, 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 Spotsylvania begins around July 5 and lasts for 4.3 months, ending around November 13. On September 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 65% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 35% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 13 and lasts for 7.7 months, ending around July 5. On December 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 52% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 48% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Spotsylvania

Cloud Cover Categories in SpotsylvaniaclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Sep 2365%Sep 2365%Dec 2448%Dec 2448%Jul 556%Jul 556%Nov 1356%Nov 1356%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.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 4.0 months, from April 26 to August 25, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 41% on July 14.

The drier season lasts 8.0 months, from August 25 to April 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on October 20.

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 41% on July 14.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Spotsylvania

Daily Chance of Precipitation in SpotsylvaniawetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 1441%Jul 1441%Oct 2020%Oct 2020%Jan 122%Jan 122%Apr 2630%Apr 2630%Aug 2530%Aug 2530%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).

Rainfall

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. Spotsylvania experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Spotsylvania. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 19, with an average total accumulation of 3.5 inches.

The least rain falls around January 30, with an average total accumulation of 2.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Spotsylvania

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 liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

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. Spotsylvania experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from November 21 to March 20, 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 2, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.5 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 8.0 months, from March 20 to November 21. The least snow falls around July 19, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Spotsylvania

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in SpotsylvaniasnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 inFeb 20.5 inFeb 20.5 inJul 190.0 inJul 190.0 inNov 210.1 inNov 210.1 inMar 200.1 inMar 200.1 inNowNow
The average liquid-equivalent 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.

Sun

The length of the day in Spotsylvania varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, 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 Spotsylvania

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in SpotsylvaniaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2014 hr, 50 minJun 2014 hr, 50 minJun 2012 hr, 9 minSep 2212 hr, 9 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.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:46 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 55 minutes later at 7:42 AM on November 6. The earliest sunset is at 4:50 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 Spotsylvania 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 in Spotsylvania

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in SpotsylvaniaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 135:46 AMJun 135:46 AM8:37 PMJun 278:37 PMJun 27Dec 64:50 PMDec 64:50 PM7:42 AMNov 67:42 AMNov 6Mar 14DSTMar 14DSTDSTNov 7DSTNov 7daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

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 in Spotsylvania

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.

Humidity

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.

Spotsylvania experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from May 20 to September 30, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 19% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 28, with muggy conditions 78% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 14, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Spotsylvania

Humidity Comfort Levels in SpotsylvaniamuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 140%Feb 140%78%Jul 2878%Jul 28May 2019%May 2019%Sep 3019%Sep 3019%NowNowoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumiddrydrymiserablemiserablecomfortablecomfortable
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.

Wind

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

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from October 31 to May 6, with average wind speeds of more than 4.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.9 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.8 months, from May 6 to October 31. The calmest day of the year is August 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Spotsylvania

Average Wind Speed in SpotsylvaniawindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mphFeb 255.9 mphFeb 255.9 mphAug 13.5 mphAug 13.5 mphOct 314.7 mphOct 314.7 mphMay 64.7 mphMay 64.7 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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

The wind is most often from the north for 2.3 months, from January 25 to April 3 and for 2.0 months, from September 12 to November 13, with a peak percentage of 35% on March 10. The wind is most often from the south for 2.8 months, from April 3 to June 26; for 1.6 months, from July 24 to September 12; and for 1.4 weeks, from November 13 to November 23, with a peak percentage of 33% on June 7. The wind is most often from the west for 4.0 weeks, from June 26 to July 24 and for 2.1 months, from November 23 to January 25, with a peak percentage of 35% on July 13.

Wind Direction in Spotsylvania

Wind Direction in SpotsylvaniaWNSWSNSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnortheast
northeastsouthwest
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).

Water Temperature

Spotsylvania 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 22 to October 2, with an average temperature above 69°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 9, with an average temperature of 77°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.4 months, from December 21 to April 3, with an average temperature below 45°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 6, with an average temperature of 37°F.

Average Water Temperature in Spotsylvania

Average Water Temperature in SpotsylvaniawarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°FAug 977°FAug 977°F37°FFeb 637°FFeb 6Jun 2269°FJun 2269°FOct 269°FOct 269°FDec 2145°FDec 2145°FApr 345°FApr 345°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Spotsylvania 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 Spotsylvania 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 Spotsylvania

Tourism Score in Spotsylvaniabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.36.30.50.55.25.2NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism 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 Spotsylvania 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 Spotsylvania

Beach/Pool Score in Spotsylvaniabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.75.70.10.1NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/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.

Growing Season

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 Spotsylvania typically lasts for 6.8 months (208 days), from around April 6 to around October 31, rarely starting before March 19 or after April 22, and rarely ending before October 14 or after November 17.

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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Spotsylvaniagrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 650%Apr 650%Oct 3150%Oct 3190%Apr 2290%Apr 2290%Oct 1490%Oct 1410%Mar 1910%Mar 1910%Nov 1710%Nov 170%Dec 250%Dec 25Jul 15100%Jul 15100%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 Spotsylvania should appear around March 7, only rarely appearing before February 16 or after March 26.

Growing Degree Days in Spotsylvania

Growing Degree Days in SpotsylvaniaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°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 786°FMar 786°FMay 28900°FMay 28900°FJul 51,800°FJul 51,800°FDec 314,316°FDec 314,316°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 day of the year is June 23, with an average of 6.9 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 6 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 2.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Spotsylvania

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in SpotsylvaniabrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 236.9 kWhJun 236.9 kWhDec 242.1 kWhDec 242.1 kWhApr 266.0 kWhApr 266.0 kWhAug 206.0 kWhAug 206.0 kWhNov 63.1 kWhNov 63.1 kWhFeb 93.1 kWhFeb 93.1 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.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Spotsylvania are 38.201 deg latitude, -77.589 deg longitude, and 305 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Spotsylvania contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 161 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 273 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (443 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,848 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Spotsylvania is covered by trees (89%), within 10 miles by trees (78%) and artificial surfaces (13%), and within 50 miles by trees (67%) and cropland (18%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Spotsylvania, 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Spotsylvania.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Shannon Airport (KEZF, 54%, 14 kilometers, northeast); Louisa, Louisa County Airport/Freeman Field (KLKU, 13%, 40 kilometers, southwest); Orange County Airport (KOMH, 13%, 40 kilometers, west); Culpeper County Airport (KCJR, 12%, 43 kilometers, northwest); and Hanover County Municipal Airport (KOFP, 8%, 56 kilometers, south).

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 © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

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.