Average Weather in Wendover Utah, United States
In Wendover, the summers are hot and mostly clear, the winters are freezing and partly cloudy, and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 19°F to 93°F and is rarely below 6°F or above 100°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Wendover for warm-weather activities is from mid June to early September.
The hot season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 9 to September 12, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 93°F and low of 69°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 17 to February 22, with an average daily high temperature below 46°F. The coldest day of the year is January 2, with an average low of 19°F and high of 34°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 Wendover, 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 Wendover begins around June 3 and lasts for 4.6 months, ending around October 22. On August 19, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 82% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 18% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 22 and lasts for 7.4 months, ending around June 3. On March 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 51% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% 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 Wendover varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.8 months, from September 16 to June 11, with a greater than 10% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 15% on May 19.
The drier season lasts 3.2 months, from June 11 to September 16. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on June 30.
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 15% on May 19.
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. Wendover experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 7 to October 17, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 17, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from October 17 to April 7. The least rain falls around January 27, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Wendover 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 Wendover varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 15 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 15 hours, 6 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:04 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 9 minutes later at 8:12 AM on November 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:08 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 3 minutes later at 9:11 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Wendover during 2021, starting in the spring on March 14, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 7.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. 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
The perceived humidity level in Wendover, 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 Wendover experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from February 20 to May 25, with average wind speeds of more than 7.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.9 months, from May 25 to February 20. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Wendover is from the west throughout the year.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Wendover 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 Wendover for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to early 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 Wendover 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 Wendover typically lasts for 6.5 months (198 days), from around April 11 to around October 26, rarely starting before March 21 or after May 1, and rarely ending before October 10 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 Wendover should appear around April 10, only rarely appearing before March 28 or after April 26.
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 3.1 months, from May 13 to August 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 29, with an average of 8.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from November 1 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 2.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Wendover are 40.737 deg latitude, -114.038 deg longitude, and 4,291 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Wendover contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,552 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,434 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,520 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,447 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Wendover is covered by shrubs (68%) and bare soil (30%), within 10 miles by shrubs (57%) and bare soil (39%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (60%) and bare soil (36%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Wendover, 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 Wendover.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Wendover 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 Wendover is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Wendover and a given station.
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .