This report describes the typical weather at the Pueblo Memorial Airport (Pueblo, Colorado, United States) weather station over the course of an average year. It is based on the historical records from 1974 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Pueblo, Colorado has a cold semi-arid steppe climate. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by shrublands (72%) and grasslands (26%).
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 14Â°F to 93Â°F and is rarely below -0Â°F or above 100Â°F.
The warm season lasts from June 6 to September 11 with an average daily high temperature above 83Â°F. The hottest day of the year is July 9, with an average high of 93Â°F and low of 60Â°F.
The cold season lasts from November 19 to February 22 with an average daily high temperature below 54Â°F. The coldest day of the year is January 3, with an average low of 14Â°F and high of 44Â°F.
The length of the day varies significantly over the course of the year. The shortest day is December 21 with 9:31 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 20 with 14:50 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:34am on June 12 and the latest sunset is at 8:26pm on June 28. The latest sunrise is at 7:27am on November 3 and the earliest sunset is at 4:37pm on December 8.
Daylight savings time (DST) is observed in this location during 2012, starting in the spring on March 11 and ending in the fall on November 4.
The median cloud cover ranges from 4% (clear) to 25% (mostly clear). The sky is cloudiest on April 26 and clearest on October 22. The clearer part of the year begins around June 22. The cloudier part of the year begins around February 1.
On October 22, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 70% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 22% of the time.
On April 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 42% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 51% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the year. Precipitation is most likely around July 28, occurring in 45% of days. Precipitation is least likely around October 23, occurring in 19% of days.
Over the entire year, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, light rain, and light snow.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 30% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around July 23, when it is observed during 29% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 26% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around May 19, when it is observed during 14% of all days.
Light snow is the most severe precipitation observed during 26% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around January 18, when it is observed during 19% of all days.
During the warm season, which lasts from June 6 to September 11, there is a 41% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of thunderstorms (59% of days with precipitation have at worst thunderstorms), light rain (29%), and moderate rain (10%).
During the cold season, which lasts from November 19 to February 22, there is a 24% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of light snow (71% of days with precipitation have at worst light snow), moderate snow (15%), and light rain (7%).
The likelihood of snow falling is highest around January 16, occurring in 24% of days. The season in which it is relatively likely for snow to fall spans from October 24 to April 25.
Either snow rarely accumulates at this location or snow depth measurements are unavailable or unreliable.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 20% (dry) to 87% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 9% (very dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around June 25, at which time the relative humidity drops below 25% (dry) three days out of four; it is most humid around December 15, exceeding 80% (humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a year, the dew point typically varies from 7Â°F (dry) to 58Â°F (comfortable) and is rarely below -7Â°F (dry) or above 64Â°F (mildy humid).
The time of the year between June 7 and September 12 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of the year typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 21 mph (calm to fresh breeze), rarely exceeding 33 mph (high wind).
The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around April 3, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 21 mph (fresh breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around January 4, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 13 mph (moderate breeze).