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Average Weather in Storslett Norway

In Storslett, the summers are short, cool, and mostly cloudy and the winters are long, freezing, snowy, windy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 14°F to 60°F and is rarely below -1°F or above 71°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Storslett for warm-weather activities is from mid July to early August.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 2.7 months, from June 14 to September 6, with an average daily high temperature above 53°F. The hottest day of the year is July 24, with an average high of 60°F and low of 49°F.

The cold season lasts for 4.3 months, from November 13 to March 22, with an average daily high temperature below 33°F. The coldest day of the year is January 25, with an average low of 14°F and high of 26°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in StorslettJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfreezingfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcool
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Fritz Creek, Alaska, United States (3,485 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Storslett (view comparison).

Clouds

In Storslett, 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 Storslett begins around April 16 and lasts for 5.4 months, ending around September 28. On June 4, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 42% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 58% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 28 and lasts for 6.6 months, ending around April 16. On January 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 81% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 19% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in StorslettclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jun 442%Jun 442%Jan 319%Jan 319%Apr 1631%Apr 1631%Sep 2831%Sep 2831%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Storslett varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.0 months, from September 11 to February 11, with a greater than 38% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 45% on October 22.

The drier season lasts 7.0 months, from February 11 to September 11. The smallest chance of a wet day is 30% on May 30.

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 Storslett changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 7.0 months, from April 10 to November 8. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 39% on September 18.

Snow alone is the most common for 5.0 months, from November 8 to April 10. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 22% on February 5.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in StorslettsnowrainsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Oct 2245%Oct 2245%May 3030%May 3030%Apr 1031%Apr 1031%Jan 136%Jan 136%Sep 1138%Sep 1138%Feb 1138%Feb 1138%snowmixedrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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. Storslett experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Storslett. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 17, with an average total accumulation of 2.7 inches.

The least rain falls around February 27, with an average total accumulation of 0.7 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

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. Storslett experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from September 25 to May 16, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 30, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.6 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from May 16 to September 25. The least snow falls around July 31, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in StorslettsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 in3.0 inJan 301.6 inJan 301.6 inJul 310.0 inJul 310.0 inSep 250.1 inSep 250.1 inMay 160.1 inMay 160.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

Due to its extreme latitude, Storslett experiences polar day (also known as the midnight Sun) during the summer and polar night during the winter. These are periods of time in which the sun is continuously above or below the horizon for more than one day. The precise start and end dates of polar day and night vary from year to year and depend on the precise location and elevation of the observer, and the local topography.

In the summer in Storslett during 2018, the Sun is continuously above the horizon for 2.3 months, rising at 12:59 AM on May 17, and not setting again until 12:18 AM on July 27.

In the winter in Storslett during 2018, the Sun is continuously below the horizon for 1.7 months, setting at 11:44 AM on November 26, and not rising again until 11:16 AM on January 16.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Storslettpolar dayJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 17 minMar 2012 hr, 17 minMar 2024 hr, 0 minJun 2124 hr, 0 minJun 2112 hr, 25 minSep 2312 hr, 25 minSep 230 minDec 210 minDec 21nightnightday
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Storslett during 2018, starting in the spring on March 25, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 28.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in StorslettJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMay 1712:59 AMMay 1712:59 AM12:18 AMJul 2612:18 AMJul 2611:44 AMNov 2611:44 AMNov 26Jan 1611:16 AMJan 1611:16 AMMar 25DSTMar 25DSTdaynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoon
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The perceived humidity level in Storslett, 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

Humidity Comfort Levels in StorslettJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 30%Jul 30%drydry
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Storslett experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from October 14 to April 20, with average wind speeds of more than 9.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 28, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.1 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.8 months, from April 20 to October 14. The calmest day of the year is August 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in StorslettwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mph20 mphJan 2812.1 mphJan 2812.1 mphAug 16.6 mphAug 16.6 mphOct 149.4 mphOct 149.4 mphApr 209.4 mphApr 209.4 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Storslett varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 2.8 months, from May 18 to August 13, with a peak percentage of 34% on June 14. The wind is most often from the south for 9.2 months, from August 13 to May 18, with a peak percentage of 47% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in StorslettSWSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsouthnortheast
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Storslett 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 2.4 months, from July 6 to September 18, with an average temperature above 48°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 9, with an average temperature of 51°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.2 months, from January 7 to May 13, with an average temperature below 41°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 25, with an average temperature of 38°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Storslett 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 Storslett for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid July to early August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in StorslettJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468103.33.30.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Storslett for hot-weather activities is from mid to late July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in StorslettJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468100.40.40.00.0precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Storslett typically lasts for 4.1 months (126 days), from around May 18 to around September 21, rarely starting before May 1 or after June 5, and rarely ending before August 31 or after October 10.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Storslettgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%May 1850%May 1850%Sep 2150%Sep 2150%Jun 590%Jun 590%Aug 3190%Aug 3190%May 110%May 110%Oct 1010%Oct 1010%0%Nov 290%Nov 29Jul 17100%Jul 17100%frigidfreezingvery coldcoldcool
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Storslett should appear around July 3, only rarely appearing before June 20 or after July 25.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in StorslettJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F100°F200°F300°F400°F500°FJul 390°FJul 390°FDec 31371°FDec 31371°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

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 2.6 months, from May 11 to July 29, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 17, with an average of 5.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from September 30 to March 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 13, with an average of 0.0 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Storslett are 69.768 deg latitude, 21.025 deg longitude, and 266 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Storslett contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,985 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 313 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,304 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,981 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Storslett is covered by trees (46%), cropland (15%), artificial surfaces (12%), and sparse vegetation (11%), within 10 miles by sparse vegetation (31%) and trees (26%), and within 50 miles by sparse vegetation (32%) and water (27%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Storslett, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Storslett.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Storslett 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 Storslett is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Storslett and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Sørkjosen Airport (96%, 3.3 kilometers, northwest); Alta Lufthavn (2.6%, 93 kilometers, east); and Enontekiö Airport (0.9%, 183 kilometers, southeast).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.