The best times to visit Ruffner Mountain Nature Center for ideal weather are

March 12th to May 27th

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 Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

Temperature

Average temperatures in Ruffner Mountain Nature Center vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 24th 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 Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 93.5°F (34.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.4°F (22.4°C) at night.

Ruffner Mountain Nature Center Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Ruffner Mountain Nature Center 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.

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Average Ruffner Mountain Nature Center 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)
Jan54.943.433.7
Feb58.546.236.3
Mar68.756.345.8
Apr76.764.152.9
May82.871.761.3
Jun90.779.669.7
Jul91.280.371.5
Aug91.480.371.3
Sep8674.865.7
Oct76.763.953.2
Nov65.953.242.3
Dec59.248.639.7

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan12.76.30.9
Feb14.77.92.4
Mar20.413.57.7
Apr24.817.811.6
May28.222.116.3
Jun32.626.420.9
Jul32.926.821.9
Aug3326.821.8
Sep3023.818.7
Oct24.817.711.8
Nov18.811.85.7
Dec15.19.24.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ruffner Mountain Nature Center are September, October, and then November. 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 December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Ruffner Mountain Nature Center? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Ruffner Mountain Nature Center is often around around February 12th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Ruffner Mountain Nature Center.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Ruffner Mountain Nature Center (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan22%1.54.6
Feb25%2.64.7
Mar27%05.5
Apr24%05.6
May24%04.8
Jun18%03.8
Jul26%05.1
Aug23%05.3
Sep16%04.3
Oct16%03
Nov17%04
Dec29%06.2

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan223.811.7
Feb256.611.9
Mar27014
Apr24014.2
May24012.2
Jun1809.7
Jul26013
Aug23013.5
Sep16010.9
Oct1607.6
Nov17010.2
Dec29015.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Ruffner Mountain Nature Center has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (50.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (62.1%).

Wind in Ruffner Mountain Nature Center is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and April. February’s average wind speed of around 6.2 knots (7.2 MPH or 11.5 KPH) is considered “a light 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 13.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Ruffner Mountain Nature Center.

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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
Jan5.8Light breeze12.5Significant breeze
Feb6.2Light breeze13.1Significant breeze
Mar6Light breeze12.9Significant breeze
Apr6Light breeze13.2Significant breeze
May4.9Light breeze11.8Significant breeze
Jun4.4Light breeze12.5Significant breeze
Jul4.2Light breeze11.9Significant breeze
Aug3.8Barely noticeable11.2Significant breeze
Sep4Light breeze9.9Significant breeze
Oct4.5Light breeze10.9Gentle breeze
Nov4.9Light breeze10.9Significant breeze
Dec5.6Light breeze12Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan53.3%
Feb50.6%
Mar50.8%
Apr50.9%
May56.7%
Jun57.2%
Jul60.7%
Aug60.3%
Sep60.9%
Oct57.1%
Nov55.3%
Dec62.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Ruffner Mountain Nature Center?

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 Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, the United States is July, followed by October and August. 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 Ruffner Mountain Nature Center in December. 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 45.3 in December means 45.3% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Ruffner Mountain Nature Center Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 87.3°F (30.7°C) and 61.4°F (16.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 5 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.6°F (30.9°C) and 62.1°F (16.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 5 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Ruffner Mountain Nature Center to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 62.4°F (16.9°C) and 53.9°F (12.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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