Summer Weather in Ponderosa Park Colorado, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 72°F to 78°F, rarely falling below 59°F or exceeding 90°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 82°F on July 13.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 46°F to 53°F, rarely falling below 39°F or exceeding 62°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 57°F on July 28.
For reference, on July 10, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ponderosa Park 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 Summer in Ponderosa Park
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 Ponderosa Park
The summer in Ponderosa Park experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 37% to 30%.
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 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 Summer in Ponderosa Park
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 Ponderosa Park, the chance of a wet day over the course of the summer is gradually decreasing, starting the season at 26% and ending it at 22%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 32% on August 8, and its lowest chance is 4% on December 19.
Probability of Precipitation in the Summer in Ponderosa Park
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 Ponderosa Park is gradually decreasing, starting the season at 1.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.8 inches or falls below 0.5 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 1.9 inches on July 30.
Average Monthly Rainfall in the Summer in Ponderosa Park
Over the course of the summer in Ponderosa Park, 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, 42 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 8 seconds, and weekly decrease of 7 minutes, 53 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, 57 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Summer in Ponderosa Park
The earliest sunrise of the summer in Ponderosa Park is 5:31 AM on June 13 and the latest sunrise is 55 minutes later at 6:26 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 8:29 PM on June 27 and the earliest sunset is 59 minutes earlier at 7:30 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Ponderosa Park 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 5:31 AM and sets 14 hours, 57 minutes later, at 8:29 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:15 AM and sets 9 hours, 23 minutes later, at 4:38 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Summer in Ponderosa Park
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 Ponderosa Park
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Ponderosa Park 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 Ponderosa Park
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Ponderosa Park is decreasing during the summer, decreasing from 8.7 miles per hour to 7.6 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 10.3 miles per hour, while on August 14, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.4 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during the summer is 7.4 miles per hour on August 14.
Average Wind Speed in the Summer in Ponderosa Park
The wind direction in Ponderosa Park during the summer is predominantly out of the south from June 1 to August 25 and the west from August 25 to August 31.
Wind Direction in the Summer in Ponderosa Park
The growing season in Ponderosa Park typically lasts for 4.7 months (142 days), from around May 11 to around October 1, rarely starting before April 24 or after May 28, and rarely ending before September 11 or after October 20.
The summer in Ponderosa Park is very likely fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season reaching a high of 100% on July 26.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Summer in Ponderosa Park
The average accumulated growing degree days in Ponderosa Park are very rapidly increasing during the summer, increasing by 1,465°F, from 345°F to 1,810°F, over the course of the season.
Growing Degree Days in the Summer in Ponderosa Park
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Ponderosa Park is decreasing during the summer, falling by 1.4 kWh, from 7.7 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 Ponderosa Park
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ponderosa Park are 39.408 deg latitude, -104.651 deg longitude, and 6,677 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ponderosa Park contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 354 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,555 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,145 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (9,331 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ponderosa Park is covered by grassland (91%), within 10 miles by grassland (87%), and within 50 miles by grassland (50%) and trees (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ponderosa Park, 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 Ponderosa Park.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ponderosa Park 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 Ponderosa Park is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ponderosa Park and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Elbert Mountain, Monument Pass (KMNH, 58%, 21 kilometers, south); Arapahoe County Airport (KAPA, 34%, 25 kilometers, northwest); and Limon Municipal Airport (KLIC, 8%, 86 kilometers, east).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .