June Weather in Orchard Mesa Colorado, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 9°F, from 83°F to 93°F, rarely falling below 73°F or exceeding 99°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 56°F to 64°F, rarely falling below 47°F or exceeding 71°F.
For reference, on July 8, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Orchard Mesa typically range from 66°F to 94°F, while on January 4, the coldest day of the year, they range from 20°F to 37°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in June in Orchard Mesa
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on June. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in June in Orchard Mesa
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The month of June in Orchard Mesa experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 33% to 23%. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 23% on June 22.
The clearest day of the month is June 22, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 77% of the time.
For reference, on March 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49%, while on September 19, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 78%.
Cloud Cover Categories in June in Orchard Mesa
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Orchard Mesa, the chance of a wet day over the course of June is essentially constant, remaining around 9% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 21% on July 31, and its lowest chance is 8% on June 15.
Probability of Precipitation in June in Orchard Mesa
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during June in Orchard Mesa is essentially constant, remaining about 0.6 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.6 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.5 inches on June 20.
Average Monthly Rainfall in June in Orchard Mesa
Over the course of June in Orchard Mesa, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is June 1, with 14 hours, 44 minutes of daylight and the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 55 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in June in Orchard Mesa
The earliest sunrise of the month in Orchard Mesa is 5:47 AM on June 13 and the latest sunrise is 4 minutes later at 5:51 AM on June 30.
The earliest sunset is 8:34 PM on June 1 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 8:44 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Orchard Mesa during 2021, but it neither starts nor ends during June, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:48 AM and sets 14 hours, 55 minutes later, at 8:43 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:29 AM and sets 9 hours, 25 minutes later, at 4:55 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in June in Orchard Mesa
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for June 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in June in Orchard Mesa
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.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Orchard Mesa is essentially constant during June, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 18, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in June in Orchard Mesa
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This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Orchard Mesa is gradually decreasing during June, decreasing from 8.1 miles per hour to 7.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.3 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in June in Orchard Mesa
The wind direction in Orchard Mesa during June is predominantly out of the south from June 1 to June 4 and the west from June 4 to June 30.
Wind Direction in June in Orchard Mesa
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Orchard Mesa typically lasts for 6.4 months (196 days), from around April 14 to around October 27, rarely starting before March 25 or after May 4, and rarely ending before October 10 or after November 12.
The month of June in Orchard Mesa is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in June in Orchard Mesa
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Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Orchard Mesa are rapidly increasing during June, increasing by 675°F, from 748°F to 1,423°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in June in Orchard Mesa
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Orchard Mesa is essentially constant during June, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 8.2 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during June is 8.4 kWh on June 17.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in June in Orchard Mesa
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Orchard Mesa are 39.043 deg latitude, -108.552 deg longitude, and 4,642 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Orchard Mesa contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 538 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,665 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,875 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,713 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Orchard Mesa is covered by shrubs (64%) and artificial surfaces (36%), within 10 miles by shrubs (74%) and artificial surfaces (13%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (67%) and trees (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Orchard Mesa, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Orchard Mesa.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Orchard Mesa according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Orchard Mesa is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Orchard Mesa and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Grand Junction Regional Airport (KGJT, 84%, 10 kilometers, north); Blake Field (KAJZ, 9%, 51 kilometers, southeast); Hopkins Field Airport (KAIB, 3.7%, 90 kilometers, south); and Canyonlands Field (KCNY, 3.1%, 110 kilometers, west).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
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