Average Weather in Shamrock Texas, United States
In Shamrock, the summers are hot and mostly clear and the winters are very cold, dry, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 28°F to 94°F and is rarely below 16°F or above 102°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Shamrock for hot-weather activities is from mid June to late August.
The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 30 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 94°F and low of 71°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 24 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 28°F and high of 50°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
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In Shamrock, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Shamrock begins around April 22 and lasts for 6.6 months, ending around November 10. On October 5, 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 November 10 and lasts for 5.4 months, ending around April 22. On February 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 41% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 59% 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 Shamrock varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.1 months, from April 23 to September 25, with a greater than 21% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on June 7.
The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from September 25 to April 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on January 11.
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 36% on June 7.
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. Shamrock experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from February 4 to December 22, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 31, with an average total accumulation of 3.3 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.4 months, from December 22 to February 4. The least rain falls around January 15, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Shamrock 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
The length of the day in Shamrock varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 47 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 32 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:25 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 38 minutes later at 8:04 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:28 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 31 minutes later at 8:59 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Shamrock 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
Shamrock experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from May 26 to September 24, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 7% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 3, with muggy conditions 29% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 9, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Shamrock experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from February 17 to June 26, with average wind speeds of more than 11.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.7 months, from June 26 to February 17. The calmest day of the year is August 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Shamrock varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 9.1 months, from February 20 to November 23, with a peak percentage of 72% on July 5. The wind is most often from the north for 2.9 months, from November 23 to February 20, with a peak percentage of 37% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Shamrock 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 Shamrock for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid May to early October, with a peak score in the second week of September.
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 Shamrock for hot-weather activities is from mid June to late 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 Shamrock typically lasts for 7.2 months (222 days), from around March 29 to around November 5, rarely starting before March 8 or after April 19, and rarely ending before October 18 or after November 24.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Shamrock should appear around February 21, only rarely appearing before February 8 or after March 12.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from April 11 to August 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 26, with an average of 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 7 to February 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 2.9 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Shamrock are 35.214 deg latitude, -100.249 deg longitude, and 2,300 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Shamrock contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 210 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,299 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (741 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,896 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Shamrock is covered by grassland (83%), within 10 miles by grassland (81%) and cropland (10%), and within 50 miles by grassland (71%) and cropland (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Shamrock, 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 Shamrock.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Shamrock 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 Shamrock is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Shamrock and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Hemphill County Airport (25%, 78 kilometers, north); Perry Lefors Field (21%, 81 kilometers, northwest); Childress Municipal Airport (20%, 88 kilometers, south); Clinton-Sherman Airport (18%, 96 kilometers, east); and Altus Municipal Airport (16%, 101 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .