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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Sandy Valley Nevada, United States

In Sandy Valley, the summers are sweltering and mostly clear, the winters are cold and partly cloudy, and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 99°F and is rarely below 28°F or above 106°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Sandy Valley for hot-weather activities is from mid June to early September.

Climate in Sandy Valley

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Sandy Valley weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The hot season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 3 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 90°F. The hottest month of the year in Sandy Valley is July, with an average high of 99°F and low of 75°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.3 months, from November 18 to February 27, with an average daily high temperature below 63°F. The coldest month of the year in Sandy Valley is December, with an average low of 36°F and high of 55°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Sandy Valley

Average High and Low Temperature in Sandy ValleyhotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F110°F110°FDec 2554°FDec 2554°FJul 1399°FJul 1399°F35°F35°F75°F75°FJun 390°FJun 390°FSep 1590°FSep 1590°FFeb 2763°FFeb 2763°F65°F65°F66°F66°F42°F42°F42°F42°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.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 56°F60°F67°F75°F84°F94°F99°F97°F90°F78°F64°F55°F
Temp. 45°F49°F55°F62°F71°F82°F87°F85°F78°F65°F52°F44°F
Low 36°F40°F45°F51°F60°F69°F75°F74°F66°F54°F43°F36°F

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 Sandy Valley

Average Hourly Temperature in Sandy ValleyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolwarmhotswelteringcomfortablecomfortable
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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In Sandy Valley, 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 Sandy Valley begins around May 2 and lasts for 6.0 months, ending around November 2.

The clearest month of the year in Sandy Valley is September, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 86% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 2 and lasts for 6.0 months, ending around May 2.

The cloudiest month of the year in Sandy Valley is February, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 42% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Sandy Valley

Cloud Cover Categories in Sandy ValleyclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jun 2188%Jun 2188%Feb 2258%Feb 2258%May 273%May 273%Nov 273%Nov 273%NowNowclearovercastmostly clear
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.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 40%42%36%29%25%15%17%16%14%22%31%38%
Clearer 60%58%64%71%75%85%83%84%86%78%69%62%

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

The wetter season lasts 8.3 months, from July 12 to March 21, with a greater than 7% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Sandy Valley is February, with an average of 3.4 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 3.7 months, from March 21 to July 12. The month with the fewest wet days in Sandy Valley is June, with an average of 0.5 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone in Sandy Valley is February, with an average of 3.2 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 13% on February 21.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Sandy Valley

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Sandy ValleywetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 2113%Feb 2113%Jun 161%Jun 161%rain
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).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 2.6d3.2d2.6d1.2d0.8d0.5d2.2d2.9d1.7d1.4d1.6d2.2d
Mixed 0.1d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.2d
Any 2.7d3.4d2.6d1.2d0.8d0.5d2.2d2.9d1.7d1.4d1.6d2.4d

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. Sandy Valley experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.9 months, from July 25 to March 20, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The month with the most rain in Sandy Valley is February, with an average rainfall of 0.9 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from March 20 to July 25. The month with the least rain in Sandy Valley is June, with an average rainfall of 0.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Sandy Valley

Average Monthly Rainfall in Sandy ValleyrainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 inFeb 210.9 inFeb 210.9 inJun 50.1 inJun 50.1 inJan 30.7 inJan 30.7 inAug 160.6 inAug 160.6 inOct 70.3 inOct 70.3 in
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 snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 0.6″0.9″0.6″0.3″0.1″0.1″0.4″0.6″0.4″0.3″0.4″0.6″

The length of the day in Sandy Valley varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 44 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 35 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Sandy Valley

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Sandy ValleyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 1912 hr, 7 minMar 1914 hr, 35 minJun 2014 hr, 35 minJun 2012 hr, 10 minSep 2212 hr, 10 minSep 229 hr, 44 minDec 219 hr, 44 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.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 10.0h10.9h12.0h13.1h14.1h14.6h14.3h13.4h12.4h11.2h10.3h9.8h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:25 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 41 minutes later at 7:06 AM on November 2. The earliest sunset is at 4:28 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 34 minutes later at 8:02 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Sandy Valley during 2024, starting in the spring on March 10, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 3.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Sandy Valley

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Sandy ValleyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 125:25 AMJun 125:25 AM8:02 PMJun 278:02 PMJun 27Dec 54:28 PMDec 54:28 PM7:06 AMNov 27:06 AMNov 2Mar 10DSTMar 10DSTDSTNov 3DSTNov 3daynightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2024. 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.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Sandy Valley

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Sandy ValleyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AM000101010102020203030304040405050606070000101010202020203030304040405050607078NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2024. 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 Sandy Valley

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.

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 Sandy Valley, 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, staying within 1% of 1% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Sandy Valley

Humidity Comfort Levels in Sandy ValleyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Mar 200%Mar 200%Aug 212%Aug 212%NowNowdrydryhumidhumid
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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.3d0.5d0.2d0.0d0.0d0.0d

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 Sandy Valley experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from February 3 to July 7, with average wind speeds of more than 8.4 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Sandy Valley is April, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.4 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.9 months, from July 7 to February 3. The calmest month of the year in Sandy Valley is September, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Sandy Valley

Average Wind Speed in Sandy ValleywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphApr 259.5 mphApr 259.5 mphAug 277.3 mphAug 277.3 mphFeb 38.4 mphFeb 38.4 mphJul 78.4 mphJul 78.4 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 8.38.58.89.49.39.18.17.47.47.68.08.3

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

The wind is most often from the south for 2.0 days, from February 20 to February 22 and for 3.5 months, from June 21 to October 5, with a peak percentage of 59% on August 8. The wind is most often from the west for 4.0 months, from February 22 to June 21, with a peak percentage of 46% on May 23. The wind is most often from the east for 4.5 months, from October 5 to February 20, with a peak percentage of 36% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Sandy Valley

Wind Direction in Sandy ValleyEWSEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnortheast
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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).

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Sandy Valley 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 Sandy Valley for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid May to early July and from mid August to early October, with a peak score in the third week of September.

Tourism Score in Sandy Valley

Tourism Score in Sandy Valleybest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.97.90.80.87.77.76.76.7NowNow cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationtourism 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 Sandy Valley 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 Sandy Valley

Beach/Pool Score in Sandy Valleybest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.08.00.00.0NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationbeach/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.

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 Sandy Valley typically lasts for 9.3 months (284 days), from around February 15 to around November 25, rarely starting before January 13 or after March 20, and rarely ending before November 6 or after December 12.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Sandy Valley

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Sandy Valleygrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Feb 1550%Feb 1550%Nov 2550%Nov 2590%Mar 2090%Mar 2090%Nov 690%Nov 610%Jan 1310%Jan 1310%Dec 1210%Dec 12Jul 17100%Jul 17100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolwarmhotswelteringcomfortable
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 Sandy Valley should appear around February 12, only rarely appearing before January 30 or after February 29.

Growing Degree Days in Sandy Valley

Growing Degree Days in Sandy ValleyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°FFeb 1287°FFeb 1287°FMay 8900°FMay 8900°FJun 151,800°FJun 151,800°FDec 315,724°FDec 315,724°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 3.3 months, from April 25 to August 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.6 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Sandy Valley is June, with an average of 8.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 3 to February 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.1 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Sandy Valley is December, with an average of 3.0 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Sandy Valley

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Sandy ValleybrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhJun 178.8 kWhJun 178.8 kWhDec 212.9 kWhDec 212.9 kWhApr 257.6 kWhApr 257.6 kWhAug 37.6 kWhAug 37.6 kWhNov 34.1 kWhNov 34.1 kWhFeb 114.1 kWhFeb 114.1 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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 3.34.25.77.28.28.78.17.36.44.93.63.0

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Sandy Valley are 35.817 deg latitude, -115.632 deg longitude, and 2,638 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Sandy Valley contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 354 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,665 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,311 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,837 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Sandy Valley is covered by shrubs (95%), within 10 miles by shrubs (92%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (93%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Sandy Valley, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Sandy Valley.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Sandy Valley and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

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 © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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