Winter Weather in Kiowa Colorado, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 3°F, from 44°F to 47°F, rarely falling below 22°F or exceeding 60°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 39°F on December 30.
Daily low temperatures are around 20°F, rarely falling below 1°F or exceeding 34°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 18°F on December 30.
For reference, on July 13, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Kiowa typically range from 56°F to 82°F, while on December 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 18°F to 39°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in the Winter in Kiowa
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average winter 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 Winter in Kiowa
The winter in Kiowa experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 40% throughout the season. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 44% on February 13.
The clearest day of the winter is January 9, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 63% of the time.
For reference, on May 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 45%, while on September 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 75%.
Cloud Cover Categories in the Winter in Kiowa
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Kiowa, the chance of a wet day over the course of the winter is essentially constant, remaining around 6% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 33% on August 3, and its lowest chance is 4% on January 2.
Over the course of the winter in Kiowa, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 1% 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 4% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in the Winter in Kiowa
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 winter in Kiowa is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.0 inches on January 17.
Average Monthly Rainfall in the Winter in Kiowa
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during the winter in Kiowa is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.7 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
The lowest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.2 inches on January 24.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in the Winter in Kiowa
Over the course of the winter in Kiowa, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 42 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 8 seconds, and weekly increase of 7 minutes, 59 seconds.
The shortest day of the winter is December 21, with 9 hours, 24 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 17 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Winter in Kiowa
The latest sunrise of the winter in Kiowa is 7:18 AM on January 5 and the earliest sunrise is 46 minutes earlier at 6:31 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 4:34 PM on December 6 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 15 minutes later at 5:49 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Kiowa during 2021, but it neither starts nor ends during the winter, so the entire season is in standard time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:31 AM and sets 14 hours, 57 minutes later, at 8:28 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:14 AM and sets 9 hours, 24 minutes later, at 4:37 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in the Winter in Kiowa
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for the winter 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 Winter in Kiowa
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Kiowa is essentially constant during the winter, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 27, 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 Winter in Kiowa
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Kiowa is gradually increasing during the winter, increasing from 9.1 miles per hour to 9.8 miles per hour over the course of the season.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.8 miles per hour, while on August 14, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in the Winter in Kiowa
The hourly average wind direction in Kiowa throughout the winter is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 51% on January 11.
Wind Direction in the Winter in Kiowa
The growing season in Kiowa typically lasts for 4.6 months (141 days), from around May 12 to around October 1, rarely starting before April 26 or after May 29, and rarely ending before September 11 or after October 20.
The winter in Kiowa is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Winter in Kiowa
The average accumulated growing degree days in Kiowa are very rapidly decreasing during the winter, decreasing by 2,243°F, from 2,259°F to 16°F, over the course of the season.
Growing Degree Days in the Winter in Kiowa
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Kiowa is rapidly increasing during the winter, rising by 1.7 kWh, from 2.7 kWh to 4.4 kWh, over the course of the season.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during the winter is 2.5 kWh on December 21.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Winter in Kiowa
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kiowa are 39.347 deg latitude, -104.464 deg longitude, and 6,378 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kiowa contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 344 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,445 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,319 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (9,413 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kiowa is covered by grassland (100%), within 10 miles by grassland (97%), and within 50 miles by grassland (60%) and shrubs (14%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Kiowa, 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 Kiowa.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Kiowa 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 Kiowa is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Kiowa and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Elbert Mountain, Monument Pass (KMNH, 56%, 21 kilometers, southwest); Arapahoe County Airport (KAPA, 30%, 41 kilometers, northwest); and Limon Municipal Airport (KLIC, 13%, 69 kilometers, east).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .