Average Weather in Benjamin Utah, United States
In Benjamin, 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 20°F to 91°F and is rarely below 7°F or above 98°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Benjamin for warm-weather activities is from late June to early September.
The hot season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 6 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is July 16, with an average high of 91°F and low of 62°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 23 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 45°F. The coldest day of the year is January 7, with an average low of 20°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 Benjamin, 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 Benjamin begins around May 30 and lasts for 4.9 months, ending around October 28. On September 11, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 79% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 21% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 28 and lasts for 7.1 months, ending around May 30. On March 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 51% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% 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 Benjamin varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 9.9 months, from August 5 to June 3, with a greater than 16% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 24% on April 28.
The drier season lasts 2.1 months, from June 3 to August 5. The smallest chance of a wet day is 9% on June 28.
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 23% on May 3.
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. Benjamin experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 12 months, from July 12 to June 30, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 3, with an average total accumulation of 1.3 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.7 weeks, from June 30 to July 12. The least rain falls around July 7, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 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. Benjamin experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from November 13 to March 11, 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 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 8.0 months, from March 11 to November 13. The least snow falls around July 25, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Benjamin varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 19 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 2 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:57 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 1 minute later at 7:58 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:01 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 59 minutes later at 9:00 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Benjamin 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 Benjamin, 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 Benjamin experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from February 27 to July 12, with average wind speeds of more than 6.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.5 months, from July 12 to February 27. The calmest day of the year is January 22, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Benjamin varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 1.9 months, from April 17 to June 13, with a peak percentage of 32% on May 3. The wind is most often from the south for 10 months, from June 13 to April 17, with a peak percentage of 42% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Benjamin 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 Benjamin for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to early September, 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 Benjamin for hot-weather activities is from early 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 Benjamin typically lasts for 5.9 months (181 days), from around April 22 to around October 19, rarely starting before March 27 or after May 12, and rarely ending before September 29 or after November 9.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Benjamin should appear around April 13, only rarely appearing before March 31 or after April 28.
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 3.0 months, from May 12 to August 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 28, with an average of 8.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from November 1 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 2.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Benjamin are 40.098 deg latitude, -111.731 deg longitude, and 4,524 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Benjamin is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 62 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,524 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (6,138 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,657 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Benjamin is covered by cropland (100%), within 10 miles by cropland (39%) and water (23%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (57%) and trees (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Benjamin, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Benjamin.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Benjamin 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 Benjamin is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Benjamin and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .