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MONTHLY CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY FOR CRESTONE, CO

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2017

 

MONTH MEAN
TEMP
HIGH TEMP DATE LOW TEMP DATE HEATING DEGREE DAYS COOLING DEGREE DAYS TOTAL PRECIP WIND SPEED AVG WIND GUST HIGH DATE DOM
WIND DIR
Jan 21.0 41.2 1/9  -10.8 1/7 1365 0 1.19 1.0 33 1/10* SSW
Feb 31.9 56.9 2/10     4.6 2/25   929 0 0.42 3.0 41 2/22 SSW
  
TOTALS 26.2 56.9 2/10  -10.8 1/7 2294 0 1.61 2.0 41 2/22 SSW

 

Above stats are up until Feb 28.
Temperatures recorded in degrees Fahrenheit. Wind Speed recorded in MPH. Precipitation recorded in inches. Heating/Cooling degree base: 65.0. *Also reached on Jan 23.

 

Crestone Weather Notes For 2017

 

A record low high temperature was set on, January 7, at 14, breaking the old record, which was 19, set first in 1991, and then again in 2014. Then there was also a new record low temperature for the date set at -11, breaking the old record of -9, set back in 1997.


On January 16, the Crestone-Baca Weather Station set a new record for precipitation falling on the date, when the snow melted down came to .34". The old record of .26" was set in 1987.


Three record low temperatures were reached on 2 consecutive days at the weather station, although the temperature records that had stood were amongst the warmest record lows recorded in the month. First, on January 27, two record lows were seen. The low temp for the day was -10, which broke the old record low for the date of -7, set in 1996. We also saw a record low high temperature for the date, of 16, which broke the old record of 24, set in 2009. Then for the next day, January 28, the  temperature surpassed the record low  for the day, which was a unimpressive -4, with a reading of -6.

 

Four record high temperatures were reached in February, including 2 record high lows of 29 on the 8th (old was 27), and 36 on the 11th, which totally smashed the old record, which was 28. Then the 2 record daytime highs were 57 on the 10th, and 54 on February 11. Overall, February '17 was the 5th warmest February ever in Crestone.

 

The Crestone/Baca weather station also saw one record amount of precipitation for the date set on February 12, when 0.24 of an inch fell, breaking the old record of a meager 0.08 of an inch, set in 2007.

 

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