Average Weather in Elk Point Canada
In Elk Point, the summers are long, comfortable, and partly cloudy and the winters are frigid, snowy, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -1°F to 74°F and is rarely below -25°F or above 83°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Elk Point for warm-weather activities is from early July to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 4.1 months, from May 14 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 62°F. The hottest day of the year is July 26, with an average high of 74°F and low of 53°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.4 months, from November 22 to March 2, with an average daily high temperature below 26°F. The coldest day of the year is January 5, with an average low of -1°F and high of 14°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 Elk Point, 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 Elk Point begins around May 9 and lasts for 5.3 months, ending around October 18. On August 5, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 62% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 38% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 18 and lasts for 6.7 months, ending around May 9. On February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 73% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 28% 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 Elk Point varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.7 months, from May 17 to September 8, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 32% on July 4.
The drier season lasts 8.3 months, from September 8 to May 17. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on February 16.
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 Elk Point changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 7.3 months, from March 30 to November 6. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 32% on July 4.
Snow alone is the most common for 4.7 months, from November 6 to March 30. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 8% on January 15.
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. Elk Point experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from April 5 to October 12, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 30, with an average total accumulation of 2.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from October 12 to April 5. The least rain falls around February 4, 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. Elk Point experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.7 months, from October 12 to May 2, 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 1, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from May 2 to October 12. The least snow falls around July 24, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Elk Point varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 23 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 17 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:51 AM on June 17, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 51 minutes later at 8:42 AM on December 29. The earliest sunset is at 4:01 PM on December 13, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 58 minutes later at 9:59 PM on June 24.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Elk Point 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 Elk Point, 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 Elk Point experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 8.6 months, from September 10 to May 30, with average wind speeds of more than 9.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 3.4 months, from May 30 to September 10. The calmest day of the year is August 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Elk Point varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 2.9 weeks, from April 27 to May 17, with a peak percentage of 27% on May 3. The wind is most often from the east for 2.3 weeks, from May 17 to June 2, with a peak percentage of 27% on May 28. The wind is most often from the west for 11 months, from June 2 to April 27, with a peak percentage of 45% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Elk Point 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 Elk Point 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 Elk Point 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 Elk Point typically lasts for 4.0 months (125 days), from around May 16 to around September 18, rarely starting before April 28 or after June 4, and rarely ending before August 31 or after October 6.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Elk Point should appear around May 15, only rarely appearing before May 5 or after May 25.
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 11, 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 1.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 0.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Elk Point are 53.900 deg latitude, -110.902 deg longitude, and 1,995 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Elk Point contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 361 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,023 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,024 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,135 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Elk Point is covered by cropland (83%), within 10 miles by cropland (73%) and trees (22%), and within 50 miles by cropland (65%) and trees (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Elk Point, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Elk Point.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Elk Point 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 Elk Point is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Elk Point and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lindbergh AGDM (45%, 22 kilometers, east); Bonnyville Airport (33%, 26 kilometers, northwest); Dupre Agcm (12%, 52 kilometers, north); and Vermilion (10%, 61 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .