Average Weather in Linton North Dakota, United States
In Linton, the summers are warm; the winters are freezing, dry, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 4°F to 85°F and is rarely below -17°F or above 95°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Linton for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 28 to September 17, 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 25 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature below 35°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of 4°F and high of 23°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 Linton, 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 Linton begins around June 8 and lasts for 4.0 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 8.0 months, ending around June 8. On January 11, 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
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Linton varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.5 months, from April 22 to September 7, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on June 6.
The drier season lasts 7.5 months, from September 7 to April 22. 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 Linton changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 7.9 months, from March 17 to November 11. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 35% on June 6.
Snow alone is the most common for 4.1 months, from November 11 to March 17. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 4% on March 5.
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. Linton experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from March 28 to November 2, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 16, with an average total accumulation of 2.8 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from November 2 to March 28. The least rain falls around January 1, 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. Linton experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from October 23 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 March 24, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from May 2 to October 23. The least snow falls around July 13, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Linton varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 36 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 48 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:48 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 37 minutes later at 8:25 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:54 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 42 minutes later at 9:36 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Linton 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
Linton experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from June 9 to September 8, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 6% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 18, with muggy conditions 24% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is November 29, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Linton experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 8.8 months, from September 14 to June 7, 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 12.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 3.2 months, from June 7 to September 14. The calmest day of the year is July 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Linton varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 3.0 months, from February 10 to May 11 and for 2.1 weeks, from September 28 to October 13, with a peak percentage of 34% on February 22. The wind is most often from the south for 4.6 months, from May 11 to September 28, with a peak percentage of 37% on August 20. The wind is most often from the west for 3.9 months, from October 13 to February 10, with a peak percentage of 38% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Linton 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 Linton 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 Linton 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 Linton typically lasts for 4.4 months (135 days), from around May 14 to around September 26, rarely starting before April 28 or after May 29, and rarely ending before September 8 or after October 14.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Linton should appear around April 27, only rarely appearing before April 16 or after May 12.
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 3.4 months, from May 4 to August 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 2, with an average of 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 28 to February 13, 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 1.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Linton are 46.267 deg latitude, -100.233 deg longitude, and 1,788 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Linton contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 371 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,796 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (538 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (938 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Linton is covered by grassland (85%) and cropland (14%), within 10 miles by grassland (74%) and cropland (26%), and within 50 miles by grassland (71%) and cropland (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Linton, 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 Linton.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Linton 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 Linton is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Linton and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Ashley Municipal Airport (96%, 5.5 kilometers, south); Bismarck Municipal Airport (2.1%, 70 kilometers, northwest); Jamestown Municipal Airport (0.7%, 140 kilometers, northeast); and Carrington Municipal Airport (0.6%, 155 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .