Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Wibaux Montana, United States
In Wibaux, the summers are warm and mostly clear and the winters are freezing, dry, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 8°F to 85°F and is rarely below -15°F or above 95°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Wibaux for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.
Climate in Wibaux
Average Temperature in Wibaux
The hot season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 8 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The hottest day of the year is July 24, with an average high of 85°F and low of 58°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.4 months, from November 22 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 37°F. The coldest day of the year is January 1, with an average low of 8°F and high of 25°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in Wibaux
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 Wibaux
In Wibaux, 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 Wibaux begins around June 11 and lasts for 3.9 months, ending around October 7. On July 24, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 76% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 24% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 7 and lasts for 8.1 months, ending around June 11. On January 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 59% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 41% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in Wibaux
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 Wibaux varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.7 months, from April 25 to August 17, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 33% on June 8.
The drier season lasts 8.3 months, from August 17 to April 25. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on February 2.
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 Wibaux changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 7.9 months, from March 16 to November 11. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 33% on June 8.
Snow alone is the most common for 4.1 months, from November 11 to March 16. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 3% on January 9.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Wibaux
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. Wibaux experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from April 3 to October 29, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 8, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from October 29 to April 3. The least rain falls around January 15, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Wibaux
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Wibaux does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Wibaux
The length of the day in Wibaux varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 31 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 15 hours, 54 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Wibaux
The earliest sunrise is at 5:01 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 46 minutes later at 7:47 AM on November 6. The earliest sunset is at 4:07 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 48 minutes later at 8:55 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Wibaux during 2021, starting in the spring on March 14, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 7.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Wibaux
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Wibaux
The perceived humidity level in Wibaux, 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, staying within 1% of 1% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in Wibaux
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Wibaux experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 8.7 months, from September 20 to June 10, with average wind speeds of more than 11.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 16, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 3.3 months, from June 10 to September 20. The calmest day of the year is July 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Wibaux
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Wibaux varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 1.4 weeks, from July 22 to August 1, with a peak percentage of 26% on July 31. The wind is most often from the south for 3.0 weeks, from August 1 to August 22, with a peak percentage of 28% on August 20. The wind is most often from the west for 11 months, from August 22 to July 22, with a peak percentage of 55% on January 1.
Wind Direction in Wibaux
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Wibaux 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 Wibaux for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
Tourism Score in Wibaux
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 Wibaux for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
Beach/Pool Score in Wibaux
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 Wibaux typically lasts for 4.6 months (140 days), from around May 11 to around September 28, rarely starting before April 23 or after May 28, and rarely ending before September 9 or after October 16.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Wibaux
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Wibaux should appear around April 26, only rarely appearing before April 15 or after May 13.
Growing Degree Days in Wibaux
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 3.4 months, from May 5 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 4, with an average of 7.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 28 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 25, with an average of 1.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Wibaux
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Wibaux are 46.985 deg latitude, -104.188 deg longitude, and 2,648 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Wibaux contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 262 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,719 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (715 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,572 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Wibaux is covered by grassland (80%) and cropland (20%), within 10 miles by grassland (74%) and cropland (26%), and within 50 miles by grassland (85%) and cropland (13%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Wibaux, 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 Wibaux.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Wibaux 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 Wibaux is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Wibaux and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Dawson Community Airport (KGDV, 42%, 49 kilometers, west); Baker Municipal Airport (KBHK, 25%, 70 kilometers, south); Sidney-Richland Municipal Airport (KSDY, 19%, 81 kilometers, north); and Dickinson Municipal Airport (KDIK, 13%, 108 kilometers, east).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .