Average Weather at Pueblo Memorial Airport Colorado, United States
At Pueblo Memorial Airport, the summers are hot and mostly clear and the winters are very cold, dry, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 17°F to 93°F and is rarely below 3°F or above 101°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Pueblo Memorial Airport for warm-weather activities is from early June to mid September.
The hot season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 3 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest day of the year is July 9, with an average high of 93°F and low of 61°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 21 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 56°F. The coldest day of the year is December 30, with an average low of 17°F and high of 46°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
At Pueblo Memorial Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year at Pueblo Memorial Airport begins around August 17 and lasts for 2.6 months, ending around November 5. On September 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 77% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 23% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 5 and lasts for 9.4 months, ending around August 17. On February 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 43% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 57% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
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. The chance of wet days at Pueblo Memorial Airport varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.0 months, from May 2 to September 2, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 34% on August 3.
The drier season lasts 8.0 months, from September 2 to May 2. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on December 26.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation at Pueblo Memorial Airport changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 9.4 months, from February 13 to November 26. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 34% on August 3.
Snow alone is the most common for 2.6 months, from November 26 to February 13. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 3% on January 22.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Pueblo Memorial Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.9 months, from March 19 to October 16, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 2, with an average total accumulation of 1.8 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from October 16 to March 19. The least rain falls around January 14, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall at Pueblo Memorial Airport does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day at Pueblo Memorial Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 30 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 50 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:33 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 51 minutes later at 7:25 AM on November 2. The earliest sunset is at 4:37 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 48 minutes later at 8:25 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Pueblo Memorial Airport during 2019, starting in the spring on March 10, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 3.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level at Pueblo Memorial Airport, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed at Pueblo Memorial Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from December 21 to June 13, with average wind speeds of more than 8.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.3 months, from June 13 to December 21. The calmest day of the year is August 18, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Pueblo Memorial Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 1.9 months, from June 29 to August 25, with a peak percentage of 33% on July 27. The wind is most often from the west for 10 months, from August 25 to June 29, with a peak percentage of 55% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Pueblo Memorial Airport throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Pueblo Memorial Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to mid September, with a peak score in the third week of August.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Pueblo Memorial Airport for hot-weather activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the second week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season at Pueblo Memorial Airport typically lasts for 5.5 months (167 days), from around April 26 to around October 10, rarely starting before April 5 or after May 16, and rarely ending before September 23 or after October 27.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Pueblo Memorial Airport should appear around March 9, only rarely appearing before February 20 or after March 28.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from April 30 to August 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 12, with an average of 8.1 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 4 to February 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 2.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Pueblo Memorial Airport are 38.289 deg latitude, -104.497 deg longitude, and 4,672 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Pueblo Memorial Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 364 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,669 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (919 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (10,000 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Pueblo Memorial Airport is covered by shrubs (96%), within 10 miles by shrubs (61%) and grassland (24%), and within 50 miles by grassland (50%) and shrubs (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Pueblo Memorial Airport, 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
Pueblo Memorial Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Butts Army Air Field; Ellicott-B Afa; Colorado Springs Airport; Meadow Lake Airport; United States Air Force Academy Airstrip; Elbert Mountain, Monument Pass; La Junta Municipal Airport; and La Veta Mountain, La Veta Pass.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .