Average Weather in Northglenn Colorado, United States
In Northglenn, 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 22°F to 88°F and is rarely below 5°F or above 96°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Northglenn 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 79°F. The hottest day of the year is July 10, with an average high of 88°F and low of 60°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.4 months, from November 19 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is December 30, with an average low of 22°F and high of 43°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
In Northglenn, 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 Northglenn 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 Northglenn varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.1 months, from March 31 to September 3, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 30% on July 22.
The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from September 3 to March 31. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% 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 Northglenn changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 9.0 months, from February 20 to November 22. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 30% on July 22.
Snow alone is the most common for 3.0 months, from November 22 to February 20. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 4% on January 6.
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. Northglenn experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from March 9 to November 1, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 16, with an average total accumulation of 1.9 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from November 1 to March 9. The least rain falls around December 26, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Northglenn experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from October 11 to April 27, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around December 16, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from April 27 to October 11. The least snow falls around July 16, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Northglenn varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 20 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 15 hours, 0 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:30 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 2 minutes later at 7:32 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:34 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 58 minutes later at 8:32 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Northglenn 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 Northglenn, 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 Northglenn experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from November 23 to April 25, with average wind speeds of more than 8.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 25 to November 23. The calmest day of the year is August 19, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Northglenn is from the west throughout the year.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Northglenn 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 Northglenn 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 Northglenn 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 in Northglenn typically lasts for 5.4 months (163 days), from around April 29 to around October 10, rarely starting before April 9 or after May 17, and rarely ending before September 17 or after November 2.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Northglenn should appear around March 23, only rarely appearing before March 6 or after April 15.
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 4, 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 10, 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 Northglenn are 39.886 deg latitude, -104.987 deg longitude, and 5,315 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Northglenn contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 377 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,363 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (928 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (9,810 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Northglenn is covered by artificial surfaces (87%) and shrubs (13%), within 10 miles by shrubs (47%) and artificial surfaces (33%), and within 50 miles by grassland (31%) and trees (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Northglenn, 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 Northglenn.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Northglenn 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 Northglenn is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Northglenn and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (41%, 11 kilometers, west); Erie Municipal (32%, 16 kilometers, north); and Denver / Stapleton International, Co. (27%, 18 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .