Average Weather in Panguitch Utah, United States
In Panguitch, the summers are warm, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are freezing, snowy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 14°F to 83°F and is rarely below -2°F or above 90°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Panguitch for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The warm season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 3 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 74°F. The hottest day of the year is July 11, with an average high of 83°F and low of 51°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 20 to March 3, with an average daily high temperature below 46°F. The coldest day of the year is January 3, with an average low of 14°F and high of 36°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 Panguitch, 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 Panguitch begins around May 22 and lasts for 5.3 months, ending around October 31. On September 18, 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 31 and lasts for 6.7 months, ending around May 22. On February 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 45% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 55% 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 Panguitch varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 9.0 months, from July 11 to April 11, with a greater than 14% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 22% on August 7.
The drier season lasts 3.0 months, from April 11 to July 11. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on June 15.
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 Panguitch changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 7.9 months, from March 20 to November 16. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 22% on August 7.
Snow alone is the most common for 2.6 months, from December 2 to February 18. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 7% on February 13.
Mixed snow and rain is the most common for 1.5 months, from February 18 to March 20 and from November 16 to December 2. The highest chance of a day with mixed snow and rain is 7% on February 23.
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. Panguitch experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from July 4 to November 12, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 16, with an average total accumulation of 1.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from November 12 to July 4. The least rain falls around January 23, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 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. Panguitch experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from October 21 to April 28, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 19, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.6 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from April 28 to October 21. The least snow falls around August 5, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Panguitch varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 33 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 47 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, 48 minutes later at 7:54 AM on October 31. The earliest sunset is at 5:10 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 45 minutes later at 8:55 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Panguitch 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 Panguitch, 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 Panguitch experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from February 3 to June 26, with average wind speeds of more than 8.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.2 months, from June 26 to February 3. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Panguitch varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 5.8 months, from March 6 to August 31, with a peak percentage of 51% on July 13. The wind is most often from the south for 1.5 months, from August 31 to October 14, with a peak percentage of 38% on September 1. The wind is most often from the north for 4.7 months, from October 14 to March 6, with a peak percentage of 36% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Panguitch 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 Panguitch for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the third 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 Panguitch for hot-weather activities is from late June to early 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 Panguitch typically lasts for 3.6 months (110 days), from around June 4 to around September 21, rarely starting before May 16 or after June 22, and rarely ending before September 3 or after October 12.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Panguitch should appear around April 27, only rarely appearing before April 14 or after May 14.
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 2.5 months, from May 6 to July 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 13, with an average of 8.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from November 1 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 2.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Panguitch are 37.823 deg latitude, -112.436 deg longitude, and 6,752 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Panguitch contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 673 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,702 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,107 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,940 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Panguitch is covered by shrubs (44%), cropland (34%), and trees (17%), within 10 miles by shrubs (65%) and trees (30%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (64%) and trees (31%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Panguitch, 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 Panguitch.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Panguitch 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 Panguitch is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Panguitch and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Bryce Canyon Airport (60%, 29 kilometers, southeast); Cedar City Regional Airport (25%, 59 kilometers, west); and Milford Municipal Airport (15%, 83 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .