Spring Weather in Loma Colorado, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 30°F, from 53°F to 83°F, rarely falling below 43°F or exceeding 92°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 24°F, from 32°F to 56°F, rarely falling below 23°F or exceeding 64°F.
For reference, on July 13, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Loma typically range from 67°F to 94°F, while on January 4, the coldest day of the year, they range from 19°F to 36°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in the Spring in Loma
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average spring temperatures. 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 the Spring in Loma
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The spring in Loma experiences rapidly decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 47% to 33%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 47% on March 3.
The clearest day of the spring is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 67% of the time.
For reference, on March 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 47%, while on September 19, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 79%.
Cloud Cover Categories in the Spring in Loma
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Loma, the chance of a wet day over the course of the spring is gradually decreasing, starting the season at 14% and ending it at 11%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 20% on July 31, and its lowest chance is 7% on June 14.
Over the course of the spring in Loma, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 14% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in the Spring in Loma
To show variation within the season and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during the spring in Loma is essentially constant, remaining about 0.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.9 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 0.9 inches on May 4.
Average Monthly Rainfall in the Spring in Loma
Over the course of the spring in Loma, the length of the day is very rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day increases by 3 hours, 23 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 14 seconds, and weekly increase of 15 minutes, 38 seconds.
The shortest day of the spring is March 1, with 11 hours, 21 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 44 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Spring in Loma
The latest sunrise of the spring in Loma is 7:27 AM on March 14 and the earliest sunrise is 1 hour, 36 minutes earlier at 5:51 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 6:08 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 27 minutes later at 8:35 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on March 14, 2021, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:49 AM and sets 14 hours, 56 minutes later, at 8:45 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:31 AM and sets 9 hours, 25 minutes later, at 4:55 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in the Spring in Loma
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for the spring of 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 the Spring in Loma
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 Loma is essentially constant during the spring, 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 the Spring in Loma
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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 Loma is gradually increasing during the spring, increasing from 7.8 miles per hour to 8.4 miles per hour over the course of the season.
For reference, on April 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.8 miles per hour, while on August 12, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.3 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during the spring is 8.8 miles per hour on April 11.
Average Wind Speed in the Spring in Loma
The wind direction in Loma during the spring is predominantly out of the south from March 1 to April 17 and from May 6 to May 31 and the west from April 17 to May 6.
Wind Direction in the Spring in Loma
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 Loma typically lasts for 6.4 months (195 days), from around April 14 to around October 27, rarely starting before March 25 or after May 5, and rarely ending before October 10 or after November 12.
During the spring in Loma, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 0% to 100% over the course of the season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Spring in Loma
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 Loma are rapidly increasing during the spring, increasing by 711°F, from 14°F to 725°F, over the course of the season.
Growing Degree Days in the Spring in Loma
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 Loma is very rapidly increasing during the spring, rising by 3.7 kWh, from 4.3 kWh to 8.0 kWh, over the course of the season.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Spring in Loma
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Loma are 39.196 deg latitude, -108.813 deg longitude, and 4,505 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Loma contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 633 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,551 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,753 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,756 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Loma is covered by cropland (62%) and shrubs (31%), within 10 miles by shrubs (75%) and cropland (22%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (74%) and trees (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Loma, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Loma.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Loma 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 Loma is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Loma and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Grand Junction Regional Airport (KGJT, 82%, 25 kilometers, east); Canyonlands Field (KCNY, 12%, 96 kilometers, southwest); and Vernal Regional Airport (KVEL, 6%, 151 kilometers, northwest).
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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