Average Weather in Osburn Idaho, United States
In Osburn, the summers are short, warm, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are long, freezing, wet, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 23°F to 80°F and is rarely below 8°F or above 89°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Osburn for warm-weather activities is from mid July to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 2.5 months, from June 25 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 70°F. The hottest day of the year is August 4, with an average high of 80°F and low of 56°F.
The cold season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 10 to March 8, with an average daily high temperature below 41°F. The coldest day of the year is December 23, with an average low of 23°F and high of 31°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
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In Osburn, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Osburn begins around June 13 and lasts for 3.9 months, ending around October 9. On August 1, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 78% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 22% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 9 and lasts for 8.1 months, ending around June 13. On January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 75% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 25% 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 Osburn varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.0 months, from October 19 to June 19, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 45% on November 18.
The drier season lasts 4.0 months, from June 19 to October 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 11% 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 in Osburn changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 12 months, from December 30 to December 24. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 35% on June 1.
Snow alone is the most common for 6.0 days, from December 24 to December 30. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 15% on December 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. Osburn experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Osburn. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 17, with an average total accumulation of 3.5 inches.
The least rain falls around August 3, with an average total accumulation of 0.7 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. Osburn experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from October 23 to April 14, 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 31, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 14 to October 23. The least snow falls around July 28, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Osburn varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 26 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 58 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:46 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 46 minutes later at 7:31 AM on December 31. The earliest sunset is at 3:52 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 53 minutes later at 8:45 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Osburn 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
The perceived humidity level in Osburn, 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
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Osburn varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 6.6 months, from March 30 to October 17, with a peak percentage of 48% on June 21. The wind is most often from the south for 5.4 months, from October 17 to March 30, with a peak percentage of 53% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Osburn 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 Osburn for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.
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 Osburn for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.
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 Osburn typically lasts for 5.0 months (152 days), from around May 9 to around October 8, rarely starting before April 21 or after May 27, and rarely ending before September 19 or after October 27.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Osburn should appear around May 17, only rarely appearing before May 3 or after June 4.
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 3.0 months, from May 20 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 15, with an average of 7.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from October 25 to February 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 1.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Osburn are 47.506 deg latitude, -115.999 deg longitude, and 3,491 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Osburn contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,451 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,170 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,413 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,227 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Osburn is covered by trees (70%), sparse vegetation (13%), and shrubs (13%), within 10 miles by trees (73%) and shrubs (23%), and within 50 miles by trees (70%) and shrubs (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Osburn, 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 Osburn.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Osburn 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 Osburn is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Osburn and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Mullan Pass, Mullan Pass Vor (38%, 27 kilometers, east); Coeur D'Alene Air Terminal (42%, 68 kilometers, northwest); and Pullman–Moscow Regional Airport (21%, 119 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .