Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Todd Creek Colorado, United States
In Todd Creek, 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 19°F to 89°F and is rarely below 3°F or above 97°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Todd Creek for warm-weather activities is from mid June to early September.
Climate in Todd Creek
Average Temperature in Todd Creek
The hot season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 8 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is July 13, with an average high of 89°F and low of 60°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 20 to February 27, with an average daily high temperature below 51°F. The coldest day of the year is December 30, with an average low of 19°F and high of 42°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in Todd Creek
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 Todd Creek
In Todd Creek, 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 Todd Creek 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 74% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 26% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 2 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around June 3. On March 15, 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 in Todd Creek
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 in Todd Creek 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 28% on July 22.
The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from September 3 to March 31. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7% on December 17.
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 Todd Creek changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 8.9 months, from February 22 to November 20. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 28% on July 22.
Snow alone is the most common for 3.1 months, from November 20 to February 22. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 5% on December 29.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Todd Creek
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. Todd Creek experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from March 11 to October 30, 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 4.4 months, from October 30 to March 11. The least rain falls around December 27, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Todd Creek
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. Todd Creek experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from October 8 to April 26, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around March 19, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from April 26 to October 8. The least snow falls around July 15, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Todd Creek
The length of the day in Todd Creek varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 20 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 15 hours, 1 minute of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Todd Creek
The earliest sunrise is at 5:30 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 5 minutes later at 7:34 AM on November 6. The earliest sunset is at 4:34 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 58 minutes later at 8:32 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Todd Creek during 2021, starting in the spring on March 14, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 7.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Todd Creek
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 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.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Todd Creek
The perceived humidity level in Todd Creek, 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 in Todd Creek
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Todd Creek experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from November 24 to April 30, with average wind speeds of more than 8.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 18, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.8 months, from April 30 to November 24. The calmest day of the year is August 19, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Todd Creek
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Todd Creek varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 3.4 weeks, from July 12 to August 5, with a peak percentage of 32% on July 27. The wind is most often from the west for 11 months, from August 5 to July 12, with a peak percentage of 61% on January 1.
Wind Direction in Todd Creek
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Todd Creek 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 Todd Creek for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the first week of July.
Tourism Score in Todd Creek
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 Todd Creek for hot-weather activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the second week of July.
Beach/Pool Score in Todd Creek
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 Todd Creek typically lasts for 5.4 months (162 days), from around April 29 to around October 8, rarely starting before April 9 or after May 17, and rarely ending before September 18 or after October 27.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Todd Creek
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Todd Creek should appear around March 24, only rarely appearing before March 8 or after April 14.
Growing Degree Days in Todd Creek
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 2.9 months, from May 9 to August 5, 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 in Todd Creek
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Todd Creek are 39.978 deg latitude, -104.873 deg longitude, and 5,046 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Todd Creek contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 262 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,078 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (676 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (9,865 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Todd Creek is covered by shrubs (43%), grassland (42%), and cropland (15%), within 10 miles by shrubs (39%) and grassland (29%), and within 50 miles by grassland (36%) and trees (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Todd Creek, 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 Todd Creek.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Todd Creek 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 Todd Creek is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Todd Creek and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Erie Municipal (KEIK, 48%, 16 kilometers, west); Denver International Airport (KDEN, 22%, 24 kilometers, southeast); Denver / Stapleton International, Co. (KDNR, 23%, 25 kilometers, south); and Greeley-Weld County Airport (KGXY, 7%, 55 kilometers, north).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .