Paradise Beach Club
June 14th - 22nd, 2014.  Now in it's 91st year!
 
Almanac

The Rains of 2002 & 2003

For much of the 1990's, bike week enjoyed almost suspiciously good luck in getting sunny and warm weather for the entire week, so it was a rude shock and pretty unusual to have two terrible weather years back to back. But it can and did happen during 2002 and 2003. These were years best remembered for their cold raw rainy weather.  In 2003, it seemed that if any rain formed in New England, if formed over Laconia.  Here is a radar animation showing a large batch of heavy rain that moved through.  After it passed, note the very light drizzle the hung over Laconia for hours on end, while a fifteen minute drive in just about any direction could have allowed you to escape it.  Go ahead and see the interesting phenomenon for yourself.  View The Animation...

Past Weather For Bike Weeks

Here is an interesting table of historical weather data going back to 1994. It puts into perspective just how variable early June can be.  From lows in the 30's in 1999 to highs near 100 degrees in 1994. Note that where thunderstorms are mentioned; it doesn't mean it hit Lakeside avenue squarely- it just means one was in the vicinity of the Lakes Region.  View The Data...

What Should The Weather Be Like?

Presented below is a table showing the daily sunrise and sunset times as well as the average high and low temperatures. This data comes from the National Weather Service.

Day Sunrise Sunset Average High Average Low
1 5:07 AM 8:20 PM 73oF 50oF
2 5:07 AM 8:21 PM 73oF 51oF
3 5:07 AM 8:22 PM 73oF 51oF
4 5:06 AM 8:23 PM 73oF 51oF
5 5:06 AM 8:23 PM 74oF 52oF
6 5:05 AM 8:24 PM 74oF 52oF
7 5:05 AM 8:25 PM 74oF 52oF
8 5:05 AM 8:25 PM 74oF 52oF
9 5:05 AM 8:26 PM 75oF 53oF
10 5:04 AM 8:27 PM 75oF 53oF
11 5:04 AM 8:27 PM 75oF 53oF
12 5:04 AM 8:28 PM 75oF 54oF
13 5:04 AM 8:28 PM 76oF 54oF
14 5:04 AM 8:28 PM 76oF 54oF
15 5:04 AM 8:29 PM 76oF 54oF
16 5:04 AM 8:29 PM 76oF 55oF
17 5:04 AM 8:30 PM 77oF 55oF
18 5:04 AM 8:30 PM 77oF 55oF
19 5:04 AM 8:30 PM 77oF 55oF
20 5:05 AM 8:30 PM 77oF 56oF
21 5:05 AM 8:31 PM 78oF 56oF
22 5:05 AM 8:31 PM 78oF 56oF
23 5:05 AM 8:31 PM 78oF 56oF
24 5:06 AM 8:31 PM 78oF 57oF
25 5:06 AM 8:31 PM 78oF 57oF
26 5:06 AM 8:31 PM 79oF 57oF
27 5:07 AM 8:31 PM 79oF 57oF
28 5:07 AM 8:31 PM 79oF 58oF
29 5:08 AM 8:31 PM 79oF 58oF
30 5:08 AM 8:31 PM 80oF 58oF