Summer Weather in Meridian Colorado, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 75°F to 81°F, rarely falling below 62°F or exceeding 93°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 86°F on July 14.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 49°F to 56°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 65°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 60°F on July 21.
For reference, on July 13, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Meridian typically range from 60°F to 86°F, while on December 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 20°F to 42°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in the Summer in Meridian
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average summer 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 Summer in Meridian
The summer in Meridian experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 38% to 31%.
The clearest day of the summer is July 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 73% of the time.
For reference, on May 7, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 46%, while on September 16, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 75%.
Cloud Cover Categories in the Summer in Meridian
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 Meridian, the chance of a wet day over the course of the summer is gradually decreasing, starting the season at 25% and ending it at 22%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 32% on August 4, and its lowest chance is 5% on December 19.
Probability of Precipitation in the Summer in Meridian
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 summer in Meridian is gradually decreasing, starting the season at 1.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.8 inches or falls below 0.6 inches, and ending the season at 1.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.1 inches or falls below 0.4 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 1.8 inches on July 30.
Average Monthly Rainfall in the Summer in Meridian
Over the course of the summer in Meridian, the length of the day is rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day decreases by 1 hour, 43 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 8 seconds, and weekly decrease of 7 minutes, 55 seconds.
The shortest day of the summer is August 31, with 13 hours, 4 minutes of daylight and the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 58 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Summer in Meridian
The earliest sunrise of the summer in Meridian is 5:31 AM on June 14 and the latest sunrise is 56 minutes later at 6:27 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 8:30 PM on June 27 and the earliest sunset is 1 hour, 0 minutes earlier at 7:31 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Meridian during 2021, but it neither starts nor ends during the summer, so the entire season is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:32 AM and sets 14 hours, 58 minutes later, at 8:30 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:16 AM and sets 9 hours, 22 minutes later, at 4:38 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Summer in Meridian
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for the summer 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 Summer in Meridian
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Meridian is essentially constant during the summer, 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 Summer in Meridian
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Meridian is gradually decreasing during the summer, decreasing from 8.2 miles per hour to 7.4 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 9.9 miles per hour, while on August 18, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.3 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during the summer is 7.3 miles per hour on August 19.
Average Wind Speed in the Summer in Meridian
The hourly average wind direction in Meridian throughout the summer is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 36% on August 30.
Wind Direction in the Summer in Meridian
The growing season in Meridian typically lasts for 5.0 months (155 days), from around May 5 to around October 7, rarely starting before April 18 or after May 21, and rarely ending before September 17 or after October 27.
The summer in Meridian is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Summer in Meridian
The average accumulated growing degree days in Meridian are very rapidly increasing during the summer, increasing by 1,724°F, from 465°F to 2,189°F, over the course of the season.
Growing Degree Days in the Summer in Meridian
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Meridian is decreasing during the summer, falling by 1.4 kWh, from 7.6 kWh to 6.2 kWh, over the course of the season.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during the summer is 8.0 kWh on June 21.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Summer in Meridian
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Meridian are 39.540 deg latitude, -104.845 deg longitude, and 5,938 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Meridian contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 476 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,927 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,358 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (9,505 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Meridian is covered by shrubs (60%) and grassland (29%), within 10 miles by grassland (38%) and shrubs (31%), and within 50 miles by grassland (40%) and trees (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Meridian, 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 Meridian.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Meridian 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 Meridian is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Meridian and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Arapahoe County Airport (KAPA, 98%, 3.4 kilometers, north); Elbert Mountain, Monument Pass (KMNH, 1.9%, 40 kilometers, southeast); and Wilkerson Pass (K4BM, 0.3%, 79 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .