Big Timber At Howard Field

6S0 · Montana, United States

Climate Big Timber At Howard Field 2020-2024

Climate and trends: average temperature, flight conditions, precipitation, wind speed and direction.

Calculated from historical METAR data of Big Timber At Howard Field (K6S0) between 2020 and 2024.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 89.0 88 89 88 89 96
February 81.4 81 89 85 78 88
March 81.7 76 69 88 96 78
April 86.6 99 88 85 80 88
May 84.8 91 87 91 82 90
June 96.3 98 90 98 98 98
July 99.2 100 97 100 100
August 95.3 93 97 92 100
September 91.9 91 93 99 96
October 84.6 77 93 87 80
November 89.6 90 90 99 93
December 92.7 97 85 86 94
Average 89.4 89.3 88.0 91.3 90.5 91.8

VFR conditions during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the VFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 5 mi or more and a ceiling of 3,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 91.7 92 90 91 92 99
February 87.9 88 92 92 82 90
March 88.6 86 80 90 98 88
April 93.7 99 92 92 95 93
May 93.4 96 97 97 90 97
June 98.8 100 97 99 99 99
July 99.8 100 100 100 100
August 98.1 95 99 97 100
September 96.0 94 98 99 97
October 89.0 84 95 92 83
November 94.5 95 97 99 94
December 95.3 98 93 87 96
Average 93.9 93.8 92.9 95.5 94.6 94.8

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the MVFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 3⅛ mi or more and a ceiling of 1,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 3.7 1 3 5 4 5
February 1.7 6 4 4 -4 6
March 6.2 7 1 10 11 7
April 12.2 15 13 9 13 13
May 16.8 16 21 16 17 17
June 23.7 25 21 23 28 24
July 29.6 29 31 33 29
August 28.9 27 31 28 30
September 24.1 23 26 26 25
October 13.3 13 17 15 13
November 8.2 11 4 12 10
December 5.1 8 2 4 6
Average 12.7 11.6 14.3 15.2 15.5 15.2

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January -5.2 -8 -5 -5 -3 -4
February -9.8 -3 -6 -8 -12 -5
March -4.0 -3 -7 -2 -2 -3
April 0.3 2 1 -3 0 0
May 4.9 4 8 4 4 6
June 10.2 10 10 9 12 10
July 13.8 13 14 16 13
August 13.5 15 15 13 13
September 9.3 10 10 9 9
October 2.6 3 5 5 2
November -2.8 1 -5 2 0
December -4.3 -1 -9 -6 -2
Average 1.5 0.3 3.4 2.6 3.2 3.1

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
February 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
March 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
April 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
May 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
June 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
July 0.0 0 0 0 0
August 0.0 0 0 0 0
September 0.0 0 0 0 0
October 0.0 0 0 0 0
November 0.0 0 0 0 0
December 0.0 0 0 0 0
Average

Precipitation during daylight period

Percentage of observations with observed rain, drizzle, snow or hail. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Wind speed (knots)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 17.8 13 18 21 18 18
February 16.1 15 19 20 15 18
March 12.2 11 9 16 14 13
April 12.5 13 12 13 12 14
May 11.3 16 9 13 10 11
June 10.3 11 7 12 10 12
July 9.2 9 9 9 10
August 9.6 10 10 11 9
September 10.8 8 9 12 13
October 13.4 10 14 12 15
November 17.6 17 18 19 19
December 17.3 17 14 15 21
Average 13.6 13.1 11.5 13.7 12.6 13.9

Average wind speed

Excluding wind gusts. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Prevailing wind direction

Month 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 262° 262° 263° 264° 264°
February 262° 267° 266° 265° 264°
March 259° 269° 264° 267° 265°
April 265° 263° 267° 269° 274°
May 266° 252° 271° 281° 262°
June 272° 256° 264° 269° 264°
July 264° 257° 275° 267°
August 267° 267° 262° 268°
September 258° 263° 263° 266°
October 264° 266° 265° 267°
November 258° 258° 266° 261°
December 260° 259° 254° 259°

Prevailing wind direction

Average wind direction, weighed by wind speed. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.