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MONTHLY CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY FOR CRESTONE, CO

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2023

 

Month Mean
Temp
High
Temp
Date Low
Temp
Date Heating
Degree
Days
Cooling
Degree
Days
Total
Precip
Wind
Speed
Ave
Wind
Gust
High
Date Dom
Wind
Dir
Jan 22.6 45.5 1/10    -4.1 1/26    1304    0 0.73 2 37 1/15 NE
Feb 23.8 48.5 2/5    -9.1 2/16    1144    0 0.60 3 54 2/22 ENE
March 31.0 55.3 3/29    2.0 3/28    1048    0 0.98 4 45 3/30 ESE
April 40.4 72.0 4/11     7.4 4/6      731    0 0.62 4 50 4/3 ENE
May 52.6 76.4 5/29   30.7 5/11      376    0 2.41 3 46 5/10 ENE
June 59.1 86.5 6/27    31.0 6/2       191   20 0.51 4 47 6/11 ENE
July 70.3 94.4 7/24    43.0 7/1            1  174 0.74 3 41 7/23 ENE
Aug 67.3 89.6 8/19 46.6 8/30            7   87 1.30 2 38 8/21 ENE
Sept 57.7 85.1 9/1 35.2 9/20        223   10 1.57 2 40 9/30 ENE
Oct 47.0 71.8 10/19 13.4 10/30        550      0  0.47 3 44 10/1 ENE
Nov 34.5 67.1 11/6    4.2 11/27        909      0  0.12 2 46 11/7 E
Dec 25.0 52.4 12/6    1.4 12/10      1231      0  0.71 1 29 12/3 NE
                         
Totals 44.3 94.4 7/24 -9.1 2/16    7715 291  10.76 2.8 54 2/22 ENE

Above normal Below normal Normal

Temperatures recorded in degrees Fahrenheit. Wind Speed recorded in MPH.
Precipitation recorded in inches. Heating/Cooling degree base: 65.0.

- Crestone Weather Notes For 2023 -

Relative Humidity Readings at or below 10% for this year:
8% on March 6; 7% on March 7; 10% on April 17; 9% on May 6; 6% on May 9; 9% on May 10;
9% on June 19; 8% June 21; 7% on June 23; 5% on June 24 and June, 25; 6% on June 28; 8% on July 5; 9% on July 6 and July 14; 10% July 7; and 7% on July15, 16, 17; 8% on Aug 6 and 7:8% on Oct 21. Total days for the year: 21

The first trace of rain for the year fell on March 15.

A record low temperature was reached on March 26 when the thermometer dropped down to 7 degrees above zero, breaking the old record for the date of 8 above, set in 2016. Then two days later on March 28, the temperature fell to 2 degrees above zero, setting another new low record. The old record for the date was 7 degrees above zero, set in 1994.

A record high temperature was reached on April 11 when the thermometer rose all the way up to 72 degrees, breaking the old record high for the date of 69 degrees, set in 2003.

On May 22, hail fell for over an hour. Please see the Hail Report Page for more on this storm.

The 2.41 inches of rain, snow and hail that fell in May this year was the second most precip to fall in any May in the Crestone/Baca since weather records have been kept.

Frost was on the ground Friday morning, June 2.

This July was the hottest July ever seen in the Crestone/Baca, with a an average reading of 70.3 degrees, breaking the old record for highest average daily temperature for any month, period, which was 70.1 degrees, set in July of 2003. This was also only the second time our area ever seen an average temperature reading above 70 degrees in the Crestone /Baca during the month of July. The average reading during the month is normally 66.6 degrees

On August 26, in Chalet 1 (at 8,085 feet), 0.89 of an inch of rain fell in the last 6 hours of the day. This amount of rain broke the old daily record of 0.68 of an inch, which took place back in 1996. Some other interesting reports from this storm from other locals around the area varied, with 2 locations seeing 0.80" in out in the valley at around 7,715 feet, and then the same amount in Chalet 1 on Arrowhead Way. Then the big winners were a whopping 1.12 inches in Chalet 2, just below the Stupa on the south end of town (8,330 feet), and on the eastern tip of Baca 1, at the second highest residential location in town (8,600 feet) 1.05 inches of rain.
 
The Crestone/Baca Weather Station recorded a brand new record high temperature of 90 degrees on August 20, which broke the old high for the date that was 89 degrees, set in 2020.

Two daily weather records were broken on November 6, when the high temperature for the day reached 67 degrees, setting a new record high for the date and breaking the old record of 66 degrees, reached in 1999. Then a second record high for the date was seen, as the average temperature for the day was 49.5 degrees, surpassing the old daily record high of 46.4, set in 2001.

For only the second time in the month of December in the Crestone Baca, for 2023, the temperature didn't go below zero, as the coldest temperature recorded was 1 degree above. The only other time this took place was in 1994, when the same temperature was seen for the low in that December.

 

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