Average Weather in Homedale Idaho, United States
In Homedale, the summers are hot and mostly clear, the winters are very cold and partly cloudy, and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 24°F to 93°F and is rarely below 9°F or above 101°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Homedale for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The hot season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 12 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is July 25, with an average high of 93°F and low of 60°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 19 to February 17, with an average daily high temperature below 47°F. The coldest day of the year is December 31, with an average low of 24°F and high of 36°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 Homedale, 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 Homedale begins around June 8 and lasts for 4.1 months, ending around October 11. On July 27, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 84% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 16% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 11 and lasts for 7.9 months, ending around June 8. On January 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 60% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 40% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Homedale varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.5 months, from October 22 to June 5, with a greater than 13% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 23% on November 30.
The drier season lasts 4.5 months, from June 5 to October 22. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on July 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 19% on November 17.
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. Homedale experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.5 months, from October 2 to June 17, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 7, with an average total accumulation of 1.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from June 17 to October 2. The least rain falls around August 1, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
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. Homedale experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from November 19 to February 6, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around December 25, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 9.4 months, from February 6 to November 19. The least snow falls around July 9, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Homedale varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 56 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 15 hours, 26 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:05 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 17 minutes later at 8:22 AM on October 31. The earliest sunset is at 5:10 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 22 minutes later at 9:33 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Homedale during 2020, starting in the spring on March 8, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 1.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Homedale, 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Homedale experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from February 6 to June 21, with average wind speeds of more than 6.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 30, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.5 months, from June 21 to February 6. The calmest day of the year is September 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Homedale varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 2.0 months, from March 7 to May 8; for 1.3 weeks, from June 15 to June 24; and for 3.2 months, from July 23 to October 29, with a peak percentage of 42% on August 16. The wind is most often from the north for 1.2 months, from May 8 to June 15 and for 4.1 weeks, from June 24 to July 23, with a peak percentage of 41% on July 14. The wind is most often from the south for 4.3 months, from October 29 to March 7, with a peak percentage of 40% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Homedale 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 Homedale for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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 Homedale for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last 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 Homedale typically lasts for 5.6 months (172 days), from around April 23 to around October 12, rarely starting before April 3 or after May 14, and rarely ending before September 22 or after November 5.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Homedale should appear around April 4, only rarely appearing before March 22 or after April 22.
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 3.3 months, from May 11 to August 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 1, with an average of 8.1 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 29 to February 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 1.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Homedale are 43.618 deg latitude, -116.934 deg longitude, and 2,280 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Homedale contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 223 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,261 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,831 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,299 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Homedale is covered by cropland (78%) and artificial surfaces (16%), within 10 miles by cropland (73%) and shrubs (18%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (55%) and grassland (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Homedale, 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 Homedale.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Homedale 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 Homedale is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Homedale and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Caldwell Industrial Airport (65%, 24 kilometers, east); Ontario Municipal Airport (27%, 45 kilometers, north); Rome State Airport (4.5%, 137 kilometers, southwest); and Burns Municipal Airport (3.6%, 163 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .