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Average Weather in Cheyenne Wells Colorado, United States

In Cheyenne Wells, the summers are hot and mostly clear and the winters are freezing, dry, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 17°F to 89°F and is rarely below 3°F or above 98°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Cheyenne Wells for warm-weather activities is from mid June to early September.

Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 4 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is July 9, with an average high of 89°F and low of 61°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 22 to February 25, with an average daily high temperature below 50°F. The coldest day of the year is January 2, with an average low of 17°F and high of 41°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in Cheyenne WellsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfreezingfreezingfreezingfreezingvery coldcoldcoolwarmhotcoldcomfortablecomfortablevery cold
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Kayseri, Turkey (6,456 miles away); Pasragad Branch, Iran (7,028 miles); and Paghmān, Afghanistan (7,342 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Cheyenne Wells (view comparison).

Clouds

In Cheyenne Wells, 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 in Cheyenne Wells begins around June 1 and lasts for 5.2 months, ending around November 7. On September 30, 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 7 and lasts for 6.8 months, ending around June 1. On February 15, 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

Cloud Cover Categories in Cheyenne WellsclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Sep 3075%Sep 3075%Feb 1557%Feb 1557%Jun 165%Jun 165%Nov 766%Nov 766%clearmostly clearmostly cloudyovercastpartly cloudy
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Cheyenne Wells varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.5 months, from April 21 to September 6, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 33% on August 3.

The drier season lasts 7.5 months, from September 6 to April 21. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on January 15.

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 Cheyenne Wells changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 8.8 months, from February 26 to November 20. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 33% on August 3.

Snow alone is the most common for 3.2 months, from November 20 to February 26. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 4% on January 6.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Cheyenne WellssnowrainsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Aug 333%Aug 333%Jan 153%Jan 153%Feb 266%Feb 266%Nov 205%Nov 205%Jan 14%Jan 14%Apr 2118%Apr 2118%Sep 618%Sep 618%rainmixed
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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. Cheyenne Wells experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from March 22 to November 3, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 27, with an average total accumulation of 2.4 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from November 3 to March 22. The least rain falls around January 3, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Cheyenne Wells 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 average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Cheyenne Wells varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 27 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 53 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Cheyenne WellsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2014 hr, 53 minJun 2014 hr, 53 minJun 2012 hr, 9 minSep 2212 hr, 9 minSep 229 hr, 27 minDec 219 hr, 27 minDec 21nightnightday
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:23 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 56 minutes later at 7:20 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:27 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 51 minutes later at 8:18 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Cheyenne Wells 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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Cheyenne WellsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 135:23 AMJun 135:23 AM8:18 PMJun 278:18 PMJun 27Dec 54:27 PMDec 54:27 PM7:20 AMNov 47:20 AMNov 4Mar 12DSTMar 12DSTDSTNov 5DSTNov 5daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The perceived humidity level in Cheyenne Wells, 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, staying within 1% of 1% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Cheyenne WellsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 250%Feb 250%Jul 272%Jul 272%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Cheyenne Wells experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from February 21 to June 6, with average wind speeds of more than 10.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.5 months, from June 6 to February 21. The calmest day of the year is August 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Cheyenne WellswindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mph20 mphApr 112.3 mphApr 112.3 mphAug 69.5 mphAug 69.5 mphJun 610.9 mphJun 610.9 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Cheyenne Wells varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 5.5 months, from May 1 to October 18, with a peak percentage of 52% on August 26. The wind is most often from the north for 6.5 months, from October 18 to May 1, with a peak percentage of 40% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Cheyenne WellsNSNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsouthnortheast
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Cheyenne Wells 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 Cheyenne Wells for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the third week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Cheyenne Wellsbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.76.70.20.26.66.6 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Cheyenne Wells for hot-weather activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Cheyenne Wellsbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468104.84.80.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudsbeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Cheyenne Wells typically lasts for 5.2 months (160 days), from around May 3 to around October 10, rarely starting before April 14 or after May 20, and rarely ending before September 23 or after October 27.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Cheyenne Wellsgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%May 350%May 350%Oct 1050%Oct 1050%May 2090%May 2090%Sep 2390%Sep 2390%Apr 1410%Apr 1410%Oct 2710%Oct 2710%0%Dec 80%Dec 8Jul 19100%Jul 19100%frigidfreezingvery coldcoolcomfortablewarmhotcold
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Cheyenne Wells should appear around March 26, only rarely appearing before March 11 or after April 15.

Growing Degree Days

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

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 3.5 months, from April 25 to August 10, 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 3.1 months, from November 4 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 2.5 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Cheyenne WellsbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhJun 217.9 kWhJun 217.9 kWhDec 212.5 kWhDec 212.5 kWhApr 256.8 kWhApr 256.8 kWhAug 106.8 kWhAug 106.8 kWhNov 43.6 kWhNov 43.6 kWhFeb 93.6 kWhFeb 93.6 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Cheyenne Wells are 38.821 deg latitude, -102.353 deg longitude, and 4,252 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Cheyenne Wells contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 135 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,249 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (597 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,264 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Cheyenne Wells is covered by cropland (56%) and grassland (43%), within 10 miles by cropland (58%) and grassland (42%), and within 50 miles by grassland (50%) and cropland (49%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Cheyenne Wells, 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 Cheyenne Wells.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Cheyenne Wells 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 Cheyenne Wells is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Cheyenne Wells and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Kit Carson County Airport (62%, 48 kilometers, north); Lamar Municipal Airport (24%, 89 kilometers, south); and Limon Municipal Airport (14%, 124 kilometers, northwest).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.