Average Weather in Applewood Colorado, United States
In Applewood, the summers are warm, the winters are very cold and dry, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 23°F to 87°F and is rarely below 7°F or above 94°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Applewood for warm-weather activities is from mid June to early September.
The hot season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 8 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is July 10, with an average high of 87°F and low of 61°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 19 to March 6, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is December 30, with an average low of 23°F and high of 43°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
Average Hourly Temperature
In Applewood, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Applewood begins around June 3 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around November 2. On September 13, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 75% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 25% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 2 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around June 3. On May 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 47% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 53% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Applewood varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.1 months, from April 1 to September 4, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 31% on July 22.
The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from September 4 to April 1. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7% on December 19.
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 in Applewood changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 9.3 months, from February 18 to November 29. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 31% on July 22.
Snow alone is the most common for 2.7 months, from November 29 to February 18. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 4% on February 15.
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. Applewood experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.9 months, from March 9 to November 4, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 14, with an average total accumulation of 1.8 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from November 4 to March 9. The least rain falls around January 14, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Applewood 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 in Applewood varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 21 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 59 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:31 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 1 minute later at 7:33 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:35 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 57 minutes later at 8:32 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Applewood during 2017, starting in the spring on March 12, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 5.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Applewood, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Applewood experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from November 13 to April 26, with average wind speeds of more than 7.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.6 months, from April 26 to November 13. The calmest day of the year is August 19, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Applewood is from the west throughout the year.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Applewood 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 Applewood for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the first week of July.
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 Applewood for hot-weather activities is from late June to early August, with a peak score in the second week of July.
The growing season in Applewood typically lasts for 5.5 months (167 days), from around April 29 to around October 13, rarely starting before April 8 or after May 16, and rarely ending before September 21 or after November 4.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Applewood should appear around March 30, only rarely appearing before March 12 or after April 21.
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 2.8 months, from May 9 to August 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 21, with an average of 7.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 3 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 2.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Applewood are 39.758 deg latitude, -105.162 deg longitude, and 5,633 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Applewood contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 830 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,664 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,481 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,603 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Applewood is covered by artificial surfaces (48%) and shrubs (36%), within 10 miles by shrubs (38%) and artificial surfaces (36%), and within 50 miles by trees (34%) and grassland (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Applewood, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Applewood.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Applewood 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 Applewood is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Applewood and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (66%, 16 kilometers, north); Denver / Stapleton International, Co. (31%, 25 kilometers, east); Wilkerson Pass (1.7%, 84 kilometers, south); and Copper Mountain, Red Cliff Pass (1.4%, 91 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .