Average Weather in Caliente Nevada, United States
In Caliente, 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 23°F to 92°F and is rarely below 13°F or above 99°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Caliente for warm-weather activities is from early June to mid September.
The hot season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 3 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is July 13, with an average high of 92°F and low of 65°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 19 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 53°F. The coldest day of the year is January 3, with an average low of 23°F and high of 43°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 Caliente, 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 Caliente begins around May 15 and lasts for 5.4 months, ending around October 29. On September 17, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 86% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 14% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 29 and lasts for 6.6 months, ending around May 15. On February 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 46% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 54% 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 Caliente varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.9 months, from July 13 to April 9, with a greater than 10% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 16% on February 24.
The drier season lasts 3.1 months, from April 9 to July 13. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on June 18.
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 14% on February 27.
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. Caliente experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.9 months, from July 15 to April 13, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 28, with an average total accumulation of 0.9 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from April 13 to July 15. The least rain falls around June 20, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Caliente does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Caliente varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 34 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 46 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:16 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 47 minutes later at 7:02 AM on October 31. The earliest sunset is at 4:19 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 44 minutes later at 8:03 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Caliente 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 Caliente, 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 Caliente experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from February 6 to July 4, with average wind speeds of more than 9.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.1 months, from July 4 to February 6. The calmest day of the year is August 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Caliente varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 7.4 months, from March 4 to October 16, with a peak percentage of 69% on July 20. The wind is most often from the north for 4.6 months, from October 16 to March 4, with a peak percentage of 47% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Caliente 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 Caliente for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to mid September, with a peak score in the third 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 Caliente for hot-weather activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the third 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 Caliente typically lasts for 6.3 months (192 days), from around April 15 to around October 24, rarely starting before March 21 or after May 3, and rarely ending before October 6 or after November 11.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Caliente should appear around March 26, only rarely appearing before March 11 or after April 10.
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 2 to August 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 17, with an average of 8.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from November 2 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 2.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Caliente are 37.615 deg latitude, -114.512 deg longitude, and 4,938 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Caliente contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,056 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,779 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,484 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,395 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Caliente is covered by shrubs (91%), within 10 miles by shrubs (92%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (85%) and trees (12%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Caliente, 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Caliente.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Caliente 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 Caliente is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Caliente and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Saint George Municipal Airport (28%, 99 kilometers, southeast); Cedar City Regional Airport (24%, 125 kilometers, east); Las Vegas, Tonopah Range #74 Nellis AFB (18%, 154 kilometers, west); Creech Air Force Base (16%, 155 kilometers, southwest); and Nellis Air Force Base (14%, 159 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .