Average Weather in Garnet California, United States
In Garnet, the summers are sweltering, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are cool and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 45°F to 105°F and is rarely below 37°F or above 111°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Garnet for hot-weather activities is from early June to late September.
The hot season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 8 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 97°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 105°F and low of 78°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.4 months, from November 20 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 74°F. The coldest day of the year is December 25, with an average low of 45°F and high of 67°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 Garnet, 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 Garnet begins around April 16 and lasts for 6.7 months, ending around November 6. On September 18, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 89% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 11% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 6 and lasts for 5.3 months, ending around April 16. On February 20, 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 Garnet varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.1 months, from November 23 to March 26, with a greater than 8% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 14% on February 21.
The drier season lasts 7.9 months, from March 26 to November 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on June 13.
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 14% 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. Garnet experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from November 19 to March 28, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 17, with an average total accumulation of 1.4 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from March 28 to November 19. The least rain falls around June 13, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Garnet varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 54 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 25 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, 33 minutes later at 7:07 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:36 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 24 minutes later at 8:01 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Garnet 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
Garnet experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from July 2 to September 25, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 3% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 15, with muggy conditions 10% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 4, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Garnet experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from February 21 to July 7, with average wind speeds of more than 6.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.5 months, from July 7 to February 21. The calmest day of the year is August 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Garnet varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 9.0 months, from February 9 to November 9, with a peak percentage of 71% on June 17. The wind is most often from the north for 3.0 months, from November 9 to February 9, with a peak percentage of 50% on January 1.
Garnet 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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.9 months, from July 7 to October 5, with an average temperature above 68°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 23, with an average temperature of 70°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.4 months, from December 8 to April 20, with an average temperature below 61°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 7, with an average temperature of 59°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Garnet 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 times of year to visit Garnet for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid April to late June and from mid September to early November, with a peak score in the second week of October.
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 Garnet for hot-weather activities is from early June to late September, with a peak score in the last week of June.
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.
Temperatures in Garnet are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
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 3.5 months, from April 22 to August 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 13, with an average of 8.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 6 to February 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 3.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Garnet are 33.902 deg latitude, -116.546 deg longitude, and 768 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Garnet contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 358 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 738 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (10,541 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,719 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Garnet is covered by shrubs (76%) and bare soil (24%), within 10 miles by shrubs (86%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (77%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Garnet, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Garnet.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Garnet 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 Garnet is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Garnet and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Palm Springs International Airport (77%, 10 kilometers, southeast); Twenty-Nine Palms, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center (8%, 56 kilometers, northeast); March Air Reserve Base (8%, 65 kilometers, west); and San Bernardino International Airport (8%, 67 kilometers, west).
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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .