Average Weather in Sherwood Park Canada
In Sherwood Park, the summers are long, comfortable, and partly cloudy and the winters are freezing, snowy, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 5°F to 74°F and is rarely below -19°F or above 83°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Sherwood Park for warm-weather activities is from early July to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 4.1 months, from May 14 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 63°F. The hottest day of the year is July 24, with an average high of 74°F and low of 53°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 18 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 30°F. The coldest day of the year is January 1, with an average low of 5°F and high of 19°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 Sherwood Park, 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 Sherwood Park begins around June 7 and lasts for 4.2 months, ending around October 14. On August 4, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 61% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 39% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 14 and lasts for 7.8 months, ending around June 7. On February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 68% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 32% 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 Sherwood Park varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.3 months, from May 20 to August 30, with a greater than 20% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on July 3.
The drier season lasts 8.7 months, from August 30 to May 20. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on February 11.
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 Sherwood Park changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 7.3 months, from March 26 to November 2. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 35% on July 3.
Snow alone is the most common for 4.7 months, from November 2 to March 26. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 8% on January 10.
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. Sherwood Park experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from April 5 to October 10, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 2, with an average total accumulation of 2.9 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from October 10 to April 5. The least rain falls around December 30, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 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. Sherwood Park experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 7.1 months, from October 5 to May 7, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around March 11, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from May 7 to October 5. The least snow falls around July 20, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Sherwood Park varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 28 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 17 hours, 3 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:03 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 46 minutes later at 8:49 AM on December 29. The earliest sunset is at 4:13 PM on December 13, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 53 minutes later at 10:06 PM on June 23.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Sherwood Park 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 Sherwood Park, 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 Sherwood Park experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 8.5 months, from September 15 to May 30, with average wind speeds of more than 9.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 30, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 3.5 months, from May 30 to September 15. The calmest day of the year is August 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Sherwood Park varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 5.0 days, from May 12 to May 17, with a peak percentage of 27% on May 12. The wind is most often from the west for 12 months, from May 17 to May 12, with a peak percentage of 50% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Sherwood Park 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 Sherwood Park for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to mid 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 Sherwood Park 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 Sherwood Park typically lasts for 4.4 months (134 days), from around May 9 to around September 20, rarely starting before April 20 or after May 26, and rarely ending before September 2 or after October 7.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Sherwood Park should appear around May 9, only rarely appearing before April 29 or after May 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 3.7 months, from April 27 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 8, with an average of 6.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 25 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 20, with an average of 0.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Sherwood Park are 53.517 deg latitude, -113.319 deg longitude, and 2,352 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Sherwood Park contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 253 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,364 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (581 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,211 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Sherwood Park is covered by artificial surfaces (49%) and cropland (44%), within 10 miles by cropland (62%) and artificial surfaces (26%), and within 50 miles by cropland (84%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Sherwood Park, 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 Sherwood Park.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Sherwood Park 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 Sherwood Park is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Sherwood Park and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Edmonton Municipal CR10 , Alta. (37%, 14 kilometers, northwest); Oliver AGDM (34%, 15 kilometers, north); Edmonton International Airport (14%, 29 kilometers, southwest); Elk Island National Park (10%, 35 kilometers, northeast); and Camrose (4.3%, 63 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .