Average Weather in Beaver Utah, United States
In Beaver, the summers are warm 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 16°F to 87°F and is rarely below 0°F or above 94°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Beaver for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The hot season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 3 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is July 11, with an average high of 87°F and low of 56°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 21 to February 27, with an average daily high temperature below 47°F. The coldest day of the year is January 3, with an average low of 16°F and high of 37°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 Beaver, 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 Beaver begins around May 24 and lasts for 5.2 months, ending around October 30. 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 18% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 30 and lasts for 6.8 months, ending around May 24. On February 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 47% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 53% 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 Beaver varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 10.0 months, from July 13 to May 11, with a greater than 13% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 19% on August 7.
The drier season lasts 2.0 months, from May 11 to July 13. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7% 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 in Beaver changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 9.7 months, from February 12 to December 2. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 19% on August 7.
Snow alone is the most common for 2.4 months, from December 2 to February 12. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 5% on January 2.
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. Beaver experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from March 25 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 2, with an average total accumulation of 0.9 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from November 13 to March 25. The least rain falls around January 21, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 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. Beaver experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from October 24 to April 21, 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 4, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from April 21 to October 24. The least snow falls around August 4, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Beaver varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 30 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 50 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:06 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 50 minutes later at 7:56 AM on October 31. The earliest sunset is at 5:10 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 48 minutes later at 8:58 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Beaver 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 Beaver, 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 Beaver experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from February 15 to June 28, with average wind speeds of more than 7.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.6 months, from June 28 to February 15. The calmest day of the year is August 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Beaver varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 2.7 weeks, from January 15 to February 3, with a peak percentage of 37% on January 21. The wind is most often from the south for 11 months, from February 3 to January 15, with a peak percentage of 36% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Beaver 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 Beaver 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 Beaver 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 Beaver typically lasts for 4.1 months (127 days), from around May 24 to around September 29, rarely starting before May 1 or after June 15, and rarely ending before September 11 or after October 18.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Beaver should appear around April 17, only rarely appearing before April 2 or after May 4.
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 2.6 months, from May 7 to July 27, 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 3.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 2.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Beaver are 38.277 deg latitude, -112.641 deg longitude, and 5,968 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Beaver contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 515 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,935 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (4,396 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,615 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Beaver is covered by cropland (66%) and shrubs (24%), within 10 miles by shrubs (53%) and trees (36%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (69%) and trees (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Beaver, 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 Beaver.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Beaver 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 Beaver is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Beaver and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Milford Municipal Airport (55%, 36 kilometers, northwest); Cedar City Regional Airport (26%, 75 kilometers, southwest); and Bryce Canyon Airport (20%, 77 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .