Average Weather in Milford Utah, United States
In Milford, 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 18°F to 92°F and is rarely below 2°F or above 99°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Milford for warm-weather activities is from mid June to early September.
The hot season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 4 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is July 14, with an average high of 92°F and low of 60°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 22 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 49°F. The coldest day of the year is January 3, with an average low of 18°F and high of 38°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 Milford, 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 Milford begins around May 23 and lasts for 5.2 months, ending around October 29. On September 16, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 82% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 17% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 29 and lasts for 6.8 months, ending around May 23. On February 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 48% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 52% 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 Milford varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 11 months, from July 11 to May 28, with a greater than 11% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 17% on August 4.
The drier season lasts 1.5 months, from May 28 to July 11. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on June 26.
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 17% on August 4.
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. Milford experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.6 months, from February 26 to November 13, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 4, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from November 13 to February 26. The least rain falls around January 16, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Milford 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 Milford varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 29 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 51 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:07 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 50 minutes later at 7:58 AM on October 31. The earliest sunset is at 5:11 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 49 minutes later at 8:59 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Milford 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 Milford, 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 Milford experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from February 23 to July 3, with average wind speeds of more than 8.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.7 months, from July 3 to February 23. The calmest day of the year is October 28, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Milford varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 9.8 months, from February 14 to December 7, with a peak percentage of 59% on August 18. The wind is most often from the north for 2.2 months, from December 7 to February 14, with a peak percentage of 41% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Milford 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 Milford for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the second 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 Milford for hot-weather activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the second 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 Milford typically lasts for 4.6 months (142 days), from around May 14 to around October 2, rarely starting before April 23 or after June 5, and rarely ending before September 16 or after October 20.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Milford should appear around April 3, only rarely appearing before March 21 or after April 20.
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 2.9 months, from May 6 to August 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 17, with an average of 8.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from November 1 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 2.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Milford are 38.397 deg latitude, -113.011 deg longitude, and 5,013 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Milford contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 177 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,001 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,855 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,730 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Milford is covered by shrubs (87%) and cropland (13%), within 10 miles by shrubs (85%) and cropland (10%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (74%) and trees (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Milford, 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 Milford.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Milford 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 Milford is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Milford and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Milford Municipal Airport (99%, 2.3 kilometers, north); Cedar City Regional Airport (0.5%, 77 kilometers, south); and Bryce Canyon Airport (0.2%, 108 kilometers, southeast).
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .