Average Weather in Simpson Pennsylvania, United States
In Simpson, the summers are warm and wet, the winters are freezing, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 17°F to 79°F and is rarely below 2°F or above 87°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Simpson for warm-weather activities is from late June to early September.
The warm season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 26 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 69°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 79°F and low of 61°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 1 to March 10, with an average daily high temperature below 40°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 17°F and high of 30°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 Simpson, 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 Simpson begins around June 11 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around November 10. On September 2, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 64% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 36% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 10 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around June 11. On January 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 64% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 36% 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 Simpson varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.0 months, from April 29 to August 27, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 40% on June 9.
The drier season lasts 8.0 months, from August 27 to April 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on January 29.
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 Simpson changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 10 months, from February 20 to January 4. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 40% on June 9.
Snow alone is the most common for 1.5 months, from January 4 to February 20. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 11% on January 18.
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. Simpson experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Simpson. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 27, with an average total accumulation of 3.7 inches.
The least rain falls around February 8, with an average total accumulation of 1.1 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. Simpson experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from October 28 to April 25, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 23, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.0 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from April 25 to October 28. The least snow falls around July 21, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Simpson varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 10 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 12 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:27 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 9 minutes later at 7:36 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:31 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 9 minutes later at 8:40 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Simpson 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
Simpson experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from June 5 to September 16, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 6% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 29, with muggy conditions 23% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 1, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
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 Simpson experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from November 19 to April 22, with average wind speeds of more than 5.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.9 months, from April 22 to November 19. The calmest day of the year is August 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Simpson varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.1 months, from September 2 to October 6, with a peak percentage of 33% on October 4. The wind is most often from the west for 11 months, from October 6 to September 2, with a peak percentage of 46% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Simpson 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 Simpson for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to early September, 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 Simpson for hot-weather activities is from early July 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 Simpson typically lasts for 5.4 months (164 days), from around April 30 to around October 12, rarely starting before April 13 or after May 20, and rarely ending before September 24 or after October 30.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Simpson should appear around April 24, only rarely appearing before April 9 or after May 6.
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 3.6 months, from May 3 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 30, with an average of 6.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from November 3 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 1.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Simpson are 41.592 deg latitude, -75.485 deg longitude, and 1,608 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Simpson contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 922 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,456 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,913 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,907 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Simpson is covered by trees (75%) and artificial surfaces (24%), within 10 miles by trees (73%) and cropland (20%), and within 50 miles by trees (83%) and cropland (12%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Simpson, 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 Simpson.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Simpson 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 Simpson is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Simpson and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (52%, 35 kilometers, southwest); Sullivan County International Airport (30%, 59 kilometers, east); and Binghamton Regional Airport-Edwin A Link Field (19%, 80 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .