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Average Weather in Idyllwild-Pine Cove California, United States

In Idyllwild-Pine Cove, the summers are warm, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are long, very cold, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 25°F to 83°F and is rarely below 17°F or above 90°F.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 13 to September 21, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is July 27, with an average high of 83°F and low of 54°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 21 to March 15, with an average daily high temperature below 57°F. The coldest day of the year is December 25, with an average low of 25°F and high of 50°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

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

Average Hourly Temperature in Idyllwild-Pine CoveJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMwarmcoldcoolfreezingvery coldcomfortable
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

In Idyllwild-Pine Cove, 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 Idyllwild-Pine Cove begins around April 22 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around November 6. On September 7, 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 5.5 months, ending around April 22. On February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 45% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 55% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Idyllwild-Pine CoveclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Sep 789%Sep 789%Feb 2155%Feb 2155%Apr 2272%Apr 2272%Nov 672%Nov 672%clearovercastmostly clear
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 4.3 months, from November 25 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 7.7 months, from April 4 to November 25. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on June 15.

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 12% on February 21.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Idyllwild-Pine CovewetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 2117%Feb 2117%Jun 151%Jun 151%Jan 113%Jan 113%Apr 49%Apr 49%rainmixed
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. Idyllwild-Pine Cove experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from November 6 to April 4, 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 1.7 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 7.1 months, from April 4 to November 6. The least rain falls around June 14, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

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. Idyllwild-Pine Cove experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from November 21 to March 29, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 5, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from March 29 to November 21. The least snow falls around August 7, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Idyllwild-Pine CovesnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 inJan 50.4 inJan 50.4 inAug 70.0 inAug 70.0 inNov 210.1 inNov 210.1 inMar 290.1 inMar 290.1 in
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 Idyllwild-Pine Cove varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 55 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 24 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Idyllwild-Pine CoveJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2014 hr, 24 minJun 2014 hr, 24 minJun 2012 hr, 8 minSep 2212 hr, 8 minSep 229 hr, 55 minDec 219 hr, 55 minDec 21nightnightday
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 5:35 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 33 minutes later at 7:09 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:38 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 23 minutes later at 8:01 PM on June 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Idyllwild-Pine Cove during 2017, starting in the spring on March 12, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 5.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Idyllwild-Pine CoveJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 115:35 AMJun 115:35 AM8:01 PMJun 288:01 PMJun 28Dec 44:38 PMDec 44:38 PM7:09 AMNov 47:09 AMNov 4Mar 12DSTMar 12DSTDSTNov 5DSTNov 5daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. 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.

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.

The perceived humidity level in Idyllwild-Pine Cove, 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

Humidity Comfort Levels in Idyllwild-Pine CoveJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 150%Feb 150%Aug 170%Aug 170%drydry
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

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 Idyllwild-Pine Cove experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from February 7 to July 4, with average wind speeds of more than 6.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.2 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.1 months, from July 4 to February 7. The calmest day of the year is August 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.2 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Idyllwild-Pine CovewindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mph10 mph11 mph12 mphApr 267.2 mphApr 267.2 mphAug 235.2 mphAug 235.2 mphFeb 76.2 mphFeb 76.2 mphJul 46.2 mphJul 46.2 mph
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 Idyllwild-Pine Cove varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 10 months, from January 26 to December 7, with a peak percentage of 77% on June 17. The wind is most often from the north for 1.6 months, from December 7 to January 26, with a peak percentage of 35% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Idyllwild-Pine CoveNWNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westnortheastsouth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 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

Idyllwild-Pine Cove 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

The daily average water temperature (purple line), 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 extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from April 23 to August 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 18, with an average of 8.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 6 to February 11, 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

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Idyllwild-Pine CovebrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhJun 188.7 kWhJun 188.7 kWhDec 223.1 kWhDec 223.1 kWhApr 237.6 kWhApr 237.6 kWhAug 87.6 kWhAug 87.6 kWhNov 64.2 kWhNov 64.2 kWhFeb 114.2 kWhFeb 114.2 kWh
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 Idyllwild-Pine Cove are 33.744 deg latitude, -116.726 deg longitude, and 5,482 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Idyllwild-Pine Cove contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,464 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,657 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (9,984 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,719 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Idyllwild-Pine Cove is covered by shrubs (85%) and trees (15%), within 10 miles by shrubs (76%) and trees (21%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (74%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Idyllwild-Pine Cove, 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 Idyllwild-Pine Cove.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Palm Springs International Airport (24%, 22 kilometers, northeast); March Air Reserve Base (31%, 51 kilometers, west); Oceanside, Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Air Station (19%, 76 kilometers, southwest); and Ramona Airport (26%, 81 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 Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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.