Average Weather in Jerome Idaho, United States
In Jerome, 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 22°F to 89°F and is rarely below 7°F or above 97°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Jerome for warm-weather activities is from early July to late August.
The hot season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 11 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is July 26, with an average high of 89°F and low of 61°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 21 to February 24, with an average daily high temperature below 45°F. The coldest day of the year is December 30, with an average low of 22°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 Jerome, 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 Jerome begins around June 10 and lasts for 4.1 months, ending around October 13. On July 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 83% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 17% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 13 and lasts for 7.9 months, ending around June 10. On January 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 55% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 45% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Jerome varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.9 months, from October 16 to June 14, with a greater than 11% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 19% on December 1.
The drier season lasts 4.1 months, from June 14 to October 16. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on July 21.
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 18% on May 24.
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. Jerome experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.8 months, from September 26 to June 19, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 16, with an average total accumulation of 1.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from June 19 to September 26. The least rain falls around July 16, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Jerome 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 Jerome varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 2 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 20 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:59 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 15 minutes later at 8:14 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:04 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 16 minutes later at 9:20 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Jerome 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 Jerome, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Jerome experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from December 27 to June 23, with average wind speeds of more than 8.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 30, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.1 months, from June 23 to December 27. The calmest day of the year is August 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Jerome is from the west throughout the year.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Jerome 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 Jerome for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to late August, 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 Jerome for hot-weather activities is from mid 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 Jerome typically lasts for 5.3 months (163 days), from around May 2 to around October 12, rarely starting before April 10 or after May 23, and rarely ending before September 22 or after November 2.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Jerome should appear around April 17, only rarely appearing before April 2 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 3.1 months, from May 14 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 2, with an average of 8.3 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 31 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 1.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Jerome are 42.724 deg latitude, -114.519 deg longitude, and 3,737 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Jerome contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 299 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,749 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,309 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,587 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Jerome is covered by cropland (74%) and artificial surfaces (17%), within 10 miles by cropland (75%) and grassland (14%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (53%) and cropland (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Jerome, 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 Jerome.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Jerome 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 Jerome is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Jerome and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Jerome County Airport (81%, 5.1 kilometers, east); Twin Falls Airport (17%, 27 kilometers, south); and Mountain Home Air Force Base (2.2%, 116 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .