Average Weather in Grangeville Idaho, United States
In Grangeville, the summers are short, warm, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are very cold and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 24°F to 84°F and is rarely below 9°F or above 93°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Grangeville for warm-weather activities is from early July to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 2.6 months, from June 23 to September 10, with an average daily high temperature above 75°F. The hottest day of the year is August 3, with an average high of 84°F and low of 54°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 12 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 45°F. The coldest day of the year is December 22, with an average low of 24°F and high of 35°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 Grangeville, 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 Grangeville begins around June 14 and lasts for 3.7 months, ending around October 6. On July 28, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 81% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 19% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 6 and lasts for 8.3 months, ending around June 14. On January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 68% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 32% 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 Grangeville varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.2 months, from October 17 to June 24, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 37% on November 18.
The drier season lasts 3.8 months, from June 24 to October 17. The smallest chance of a wet day is 9% on August 4.
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 35% on May 28.
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. Grangeville experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Grangeville. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 25, with an average total accumulation of 2.5 inches.
The least rain falls around August 3, with an average total accumulation of 0.6 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. Grangeville experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from November 5 to March 31, 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 30, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.7 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from March 31 to November 5. The least snow falls around August 1, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Grangeville varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 39 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 15 hours, 45 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:53 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 33 minutes later at 7:26 AM on January 2. The earliest sunset is at 3:59 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 40 minutes later at 8:39 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Grangeville 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 Grangeville, 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 Grangeville experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from October 24 to April 23, with average wind speeds of more than 5.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.0 months, from April 23 to October 24. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Grangeville varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 3.7 months, from March 23 to July 13 and for 1.8 months, from August 5 to September 29, with a peak percentage of 43% on April 21. The wind is most often from the north for 3.3 weeks, from July 13 to August 5, with a peak percentage of 34% on July 23. The wind is most often from the south for 5.8 months, from September 29 to March 23, with a peak percentage of 70% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Grangeville 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 Grangeville for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to mid 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 Grangeville for hot-weather activities is from mid 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 Grangeville typically lasts for 4.9 months (151 days), from around May 6 to around October 4, rarely starting before April 16 or after May 24, and rarely ending before September 14 or after October 25.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Grangeville should appear around May 4, only rarely appearing before April 20 or after May 21.
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 2.9 months, from May 24 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 12, with an average of 7.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 27 to February 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 1.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Grangeville are 45.927 deg latitude, -116.122 deg longitude, and 3,366 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Grangeville contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 656 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,421 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (4,770 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,609 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Grangeville is covered by cropland (66%) and grassland (19%), within 10 miles by cropland (40%) and trees (24%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and shrubs (31%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Grangeville, 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 Grangeville.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Grangeville 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 Grangeville is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Grangeville and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Idaho County Airport (100%, 1.8 kilometers, north); McCall Airport (0.3%, 116 kilometers, south); and La Grande Municipal Airport (0.2%, 163 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .