Summer Weather in Gilcrest Colorado, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 78°F to 84°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 98°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 89°F on July 13.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 50°F to 54°F, rarely falling below 43°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 Gilcrest typically range from 59°F to 89°F, while on December 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 17°F to 41°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in the Summer in Gilcrest
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 Gilcrest
The summer in Gilcrest experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 38% to 29%. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 25% on July 2.
The clearest day of the summer is July 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 75% of the time.
For reference, on March 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 47%, while on July 2, 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 Gilcrest
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Gilcrest, the chance of a wet day over the course of the summer is very rapidly decreasing, starting the season at 26% and ending it at 18%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 28% on May 24, and its lowest chance is 6% on January 12.
Probability of Precipitation in the Summer in Gilcrest
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 Gilcrest is decreasing, starting the season at 1.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.0 inches or falls below 0.6 inches, and ending the season at 1.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.8 inches or falls below 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in the Summer in Gilcrest
Over the course of the summer in Gilcrest, 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, 46 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 10 seconds, and weekly decrease of 8 minutes, 8 seconds.
The shortest day of the summer is August 31, with 13 hours, 6 minutes of daylight and the longest day is June 20, with 15 hours, 3 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Summer in Gilcrest
The earliest sunrise of the summer in Gilcrest is 5:28 AM on June 14 and the latest sunrise is 57 minutes later at 6:25 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 8:32 PM on June 27 and the earliest sunset is 1 hour, 1 minute earlier at 7:31 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Gilcrest 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 5:29 AM and sets 15 hours, 3 minutes later, at 8:32 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:18 AM and sets 9 hours, 18 minutes later, at 4:36 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Summer in Gilcrest
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 Gilcrest
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Gilcrest is essentially constant during the summer, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 20, 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 Gilcrest
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The average hourly wind speed in Gilcrest is gradually decreasing during the summer, decreasing from 7.5 miles per hour to 6.7 miles per hour over the course of the season.
For reference, on January 18, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.7 miles per hour, while on August 19, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.6 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during the summer is 6.6 miles per hour on August 19.
Average Wind Speed in the Summer in Gilcrest
The wind direction in Gilcrest during the summer is predominantly out of the west from June 1 to June 26 and from August 14 to August 31 and the east from June 26 to August 14.
Wind Direction in the Summer in Gilcrest
The growing season in Gilcrest typically lasts for 5.3 months (160 days), from around April 30 to around October 7, rarely starting before April 10 or after May 18, and rarely ending before September 16 or after October 26.
The summer in Gilcrest is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Summer in Gilcrest
The average accumulated growing degree days in Gilcrest are very rapidly increasing during the summer, increasing by 1,827°F, from 554°F to 2,381°F, over the course of the season.
Growing Degree Days in the Summer in Gilcrest
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Gilcrest is decreasing during the summer, falling by 1.4 kWh, from 7.5 kWh to 6.1 kWh, over the course of the season.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during the summer is 7.9 kWh on June 22.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Summer in Gilcrest
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gilcrest are 40.282 deg latitude, -104.778 deg longitude, and 4,751 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Gilcrest contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 128 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,762 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (469 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (9,974 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Gilcrest is covered by cropland (96%), within 10 miles by cropland (56%) and grassland (33%), and within 50 miles by grassland (46%) and cropland (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Gilcrest, 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Gilcrest.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Gilcrest 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 Gilcrest is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Gilcrest and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Greeley-Weld County Airport (KGXY, 37%, 21 kilometers, northeast); Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport (KFNL, 23%, 28 kilometers, northwest); Vance Brand Airport (KLMO, 16%, 35 kilometers, west); Erie Municipal (KEIK, 15%, 38 kilometers, southwest); and Denver International Airport (KDEN, 9%, 51 kilometers, south).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .