The best times to visit Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge for ideal weather are

March 5th to May 13th

or

September 24th to November 18th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


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Weather in Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge

Temperature

Average temperatures in Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 32nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 98.5°F (36.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.8°F (24.9°C) at night.

Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge Perceived Temperature (F)

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Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan58.346.136.6
Feb62.35040.5
Mar70.958.748.4
Apr78.466.155.5
May8573.563.5
Jun92.381.572.3
Jul94.583.374.3
Aug96.684.574.7
Sep90.17868
Oct80.467.256.6
Nov69.256.847
Dec6149.540.3

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan14.67.82.6
Feb16.8104.7
Mar21.614.89.1
Apr25.818.913.1
May29.423.117.5
Jun33.527.522.4
Jul34.728.523.5
Aug35.929.223.7
Sep32.325.620
Oct26.919.613.7
Nov20.713.88.3
Dec16.19.74.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge are August, September, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late September. For example, on the week of September 24th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late April with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of April 23rd.

When can you find snow in Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan16%03.4
Feb19%02.3
Mar18%04.1
Apr20%03.8
May21%04.5
Jun18%04.5
Jul16%03.2
Aug11%02.6
Sep11%03.8
Oct19%05.1
Nov17%03.6
Dec19%03.7

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan1608.6
Feb1905.8
Mar18010.4
Apr2009.7
May21011.4
Jun18011.4
Jul1608.1
Aug1106.6
Sep1109.7
Oct19013
Nov1709.1
Dec1909.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge has comfortably humid air throughout the year. The least humid month is August (52.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (59.8%).

Wind in Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 8.5 knots (9.8 MPH or 15.8 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early April where average top sustained speeds reach 16.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan7.1Gentle breeze13.1Significant breeze
Feb8Gentle breeze14.2Significant breeze
Mar8.2Gentle breeze14.6Significant breeze
Apr8.5Gentle breeze15.3Significant breeze
May7.6Gentle breeze14.3Significant breeze
Jun6.9Light breeze13.1Significant breeze
Jul6.1Light breeze11.7Significant breeze
Aug5.8Light breeze11.2Significant breeze
Sep5.3Light breeze10.8Significant breeze
Oct6.2Light breeze12Significant breeze
Nov6.9Light breeze12.6Significant breeze
Dec7.1Gentle breeze13.1Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan53%
Feb54.5%
Mar54.2%
Apr54.5%
May59.8%
Jun59.2%
Jul57.1%
Aug52.2%
Sep55.6%
Oct56.4%
Nov58.2%
Dec59.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge, the United States is March, followed by February and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 54.7 in November means 54.7% of the tourists vs. March.

 

 

Overall Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.3°F (31.8°C) and 64.6°F (18.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 3 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 92.5°F (33.6°C) and 64.5°F (18.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Little Sandy National Wildlife Refuge to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 66.9°F (19.4°C) and 56.1°F (13.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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