Average Weather in Francis Utah, United States
In Francis, 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 81°F and is rarely below 3°F or above 88°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Francis for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 10 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 71°F. The hottest day of the year is July 26, with an average high of 81°F and low of 55°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 21 to March 3, with an average daily high temperature below 38°F. The coldest day of the year is January 27, with an average low of 14°F and high of 29°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 Francis, 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 Francis begins around June 1 and lasts for 4.8 months, ending around October 26. On July 5, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 77% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 23% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 26 and lasts for 7.2 months, ending around June 1. On March 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 54% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 46% 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 Francis varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 10 months, from July 19 to June 3, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 25% on April 28.
The drier season lasts 1.5 months, from June 3 to July 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 12% 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 in Francis changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 8.0 months, from March 16 to November 13. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 21% on May 9.
Snow alone is the most common for 3.5 months, from November 13 to March 1. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 12% on December 28.
Mixed snow and rain is the most common for 2.1 weeks, from March 1 to March 16. The highest chance of a day with mixed snow and rain is 7% on March 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. Francis experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.7 months, from March 5 to November 27, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 25, with an average total accumulation of 1.3 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from November 27 to March 5. The least rain falls around January 20, 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. Francis experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from October 11 to May 6, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around December 26, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.0 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from May 6 to October 11. 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 Francis varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 16 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 5 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:53 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 4 minutes later at 7:57 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:57 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 2 minutes later at 9:00 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Francis 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 Francis, 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 Francis experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from January 31 to May 10, with average wind speeds of more than 5.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 30, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.7 months, from May 10 to January 31. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Francis varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 5.2 months, from March 4 to August 10 and for 1.8 months, from September 9 to November 4, with a peak percentage of 44% on May 4. The wind is most often from the south for 4.3 weeks, from August 10 to September 9 and for 4.0 months, from November 4 to March 4, with a peak percentage of 39% on September 2.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Francis 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 Francis for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late 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 Francis for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the third 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 Francis typically lasts for 3.9 months (119 days), from around May 29 to around September 25, rarely starting before May 8 or after June 18, and rarely ending before September 6 or after October 15.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Francis should appear around May 13, only rarely appearing before April 28 or after May 30.
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 14 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 3.4 months, from November 1 to February 12, 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 Francis are 40.611 deg latitude, -111.281 deg longitude, and 6,627 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Francis contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,135 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,594 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,026 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,932 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Francis is covered by shrubs (53%) and cropland (47%), within 10 miles by shrubs (57%) and trees (30%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (48%) and trees (34%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Francis, 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 Francis.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Francis 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 Francis is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Francis and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Provo Municipal Airport (25%, 57 kilometers, southwest); Salt Lake City International Airport (21%, 61 kilometers, west); Evanston-Uinta County Burns Field (29%, 77 kilometers, north); Carbon County Airport (15%, 120 kilometers, south); and Vernal Regional Airport (10%, 151 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .