Average Weather in Picnic Point Washington, United States
In Picnic Point, the summers are short, comfortable, dry, and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, wet, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 38°F to 77°F and is rarely below 29°F or above 86°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Picnic Point for warm-weather activities is from mid July to late August.
The warm season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 22 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 70°F. The hottest day of the year is August 3, with an average high of 77°F and low of 58°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 13 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is December 23, with an average low of 38°F and high of 46°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
Average Hourly Temperature
In Picnic 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 Picnic Point begins around June 14 and lasts for 3.8 months, ending around October 7. On August 3, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 75% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 25% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 7 and lasts for 8.2 months, ending around June 14. On January 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 71% 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 Picnic Point varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.6 months, from October 10 to April 29, with a greater than 34% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 58% on November 18.
The drier season lasts 5.4 months, from April 29 to October 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 9% on August 1.
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 57% on November 18.
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. Picnic Point experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Picnic Point. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 22, with an average total accumulation of 7.9 inches.
The least rain falls around July 30, with an average total accumulation of 0.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Picnic Point 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 Picnic Point varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 23 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 16 hours, 2 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:09 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 49 minutes later at 7:59 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:16 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 56 minutes later at 9:12 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Picnic Point during 2017, starting in the spring on March 12, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 5.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Picnic 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 Picnic Point experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from October 16 to April 22, with average wind speeds of more than 3.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.8 months, from April 22 to October 16. The calmest day of the year is August 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Picnic Point varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 1.1 weeks, from June 4 to June 12, with a peak percentage of 33% on June 8. The wind is most often from the north for 3.5 months, from June 12 to September 26, with a peak percentage of 50% on July 30. The wind is most often from the south for 8.3 months, from September 26 to June 4, with a peak percentage of 48% on January 1.
Picnic Point is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.1 months, from June 24 to September 26, with an average temperature above 54°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 12, with an average temperature of 55°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.0 months, from December 9 to April 9, with an average temperature below 48°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 11, with an average temperature of 46°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Picnic 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 Picnic Point for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid July to late August, with a peak score in the first week of August.
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 Picnic Point for hot-weather activities is from late July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.
The growing season in Picnic Point typically lasts for 9.6 months (290 days), from around February 13 to around November 30, rarely starting before January 6 or after March 9, and rarely ending before November 6 or after December 27.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Picnic Point should appear around April 10, only rarely appearing before March 13 or after May 5.
Growing Degree Days
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from May 12 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 21, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from October 25 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 25, with an average of 0.9 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Picnic Point are 47.881 deg latitude, -122.328 deg longitude, and 115 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Picnic Point contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 574 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 205 feet. Within 10 miles also contains significant variations in elevation (640 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (7,720 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Picnic Point is covered by water (39%), artificial surfaces (33%), and herbaceous vegetation (20%), within 10 miles by water (39%) and artificial surfaces (37%), and within 50 miles by trees (50%) and water (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Picnic 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Picnic Point.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Picnic 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 Picnic Point is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Picnic Point and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .