Weather forecast for McCall is fairly straight forward! Whether you are making plans on Monday night or Sunday night for your short term vacation rental stay, looking at the annual weather patterns in McCall can help make planning your time spent up here match your ideal expectations for your trip. Valley County has the splendor of all 4 seasons. The summer season is short but sweet, a tad on the warmer side, mostly dry, low dew point, and usually clear blue skies. Temps cool at night for the short Fall season and transitions quickly into winter.
You can expect precip during Fall, with times of heavy rain, and occasional showers. Fall colors in McCall last a few weeks before the mountain snow starts to gently fall. The winters are long, mighty cold, freezing even, snow likely during most weeks, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 5°F to 85°F
and is rarely below -10°F or above 90°F.
If you are looking at the current weather in McCall, that can change in a heartbeat, so plan your vacation accordingly, we always recommend purchasing travel insurance to help insulate against any unforeseen inclement weather and you can make adjustments to your trip to the area. What is considered the warm season generally lasts nearly 3 months, from June 20 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 70°F. The hottest day of the year is historically July 31, with an average high of 80°F and low of 46°F.
The chance of wet days, rain, snow, or a combination of both in McCall varies throughout the year. Precipitation is challenging to forecast in Valley County, and can change from minute to minute. There are two weather stations near enough to the area to have a fairly accurate meteorological forecast of what the weather report holds to be true.
The chance of precipitation varies from day to day, in which various types of precipitation are observed: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed both rain and snow fell in the same day. So, like anything else in life, its a crapshoot, so we say, “Prepare for anything, and then have fun.”
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. McCall experiences some seasonal variation in 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.
The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount. Which means that if it would rain 1″ you will potentially get 5″ to 10″ of snow for that H20 equivalent in liquid form. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
Some of us are prone to greater degrees of UV exposure, and knowing what the UV index for the area will help you prepare for your time in these higher elevations. Sun Block and sun Screen only works when you apply them, so make sure you pack plenty of your UV blocking protection and reapply regularly.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:57 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 33 minutes later at 8:30 AM on November 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:02 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 32 minutes later at 9:34 PM on June 26.
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.
Prepare yourself during your vacation to experience super dry conditions, which ball all accounts is 0% percent for most of the entire year. Great for Snow, ideal skiers seeking powder days, and blue skies. Consider bringing a humidifier with you to add extra moisture while you are staying at one of our vacation rental homes here in McCall.
Another unique characteristic of McCall and Valley County is the average low hourly wind speed here does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.5 miles per hour of 4.6 miles per hour year round. Mind you, Valley County does get the crazy gusts of wind that will last several hours, and naturally storms that blow-in and down powerlines in the process are all par for the course of life.
The direction is fairly consistent and steady generally blowing South, South East during the winter months, and has more a even split of the percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions. (North East (NE), South South East (SSE), South West (SW), North West (NW), East South East (ESE) and the ever gently breeze we call the south wind).
In McCall, Clouds come, and Clouds go, and sometimes, Clouds will stay and put a damper on your vacation fun. The average percentage of the sky covered by clouds varies greatly and the seasonal variation over the course of the year where you will have perfectly clear skies, and then shortly thereafter have clouds roll in and obscure the heavens above. Only minutes later to vanish and leave behind crystal clear sparkles of the stars above.