2001 COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO (COS)



At an elevation near 6,200 feet above sea level, Colorado Springs is located in relatively flat semi–arid country on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains. Immediately to the west the mountains rise abruptly to heights ranging from 10,000 to 14,000 feet but generally averaging near 11,000 feet. To the east lie gently undulating prairie lands. The land slopes upward to the north, reaching an average height of about 8,000 feet in 20 miles at the top of Palmer Lake Divide.

Colorado Springs is in the Arkansas River drainage basin. The principal tributary feeding the Arkansas from this area is Fountain Creek which rises in the high mountains west of the city and is fed by Monument Creek originating to the north in the Palmer Lake Divide area.

Other topographical features of the area, and particularly its wide range of elevations, help to give Colorado Springs the various and altogether delightful plains and mountain mixture of climate that has established the locality as a highly desirable place to live. The higher elevations immediately to the west and north of the city produce significant differences in temperature and precipitation. Precipitation amounts at these higher elevations are approximately twice those at nearby lower elevations and the number of rainy days is almost triple.

In Colorado Springs itself, precipitation is relatively sparse. Over 80 percent of it falls between April 1 and September 30, mostly as heavy downpours accompanying summer thunderstorms. Temperatures, in view of the station latitude and elevation, are mild. Uncomfortable extremes, in either summer or winter, are comparatively rare and of short duration. Relative humidity is normally low and wind movement moderately high. This is notably true of the west–to–east movement of the chinook winds, that cause rapid rises in winter temperatures and remind us that the Indian meaning of CHINOOK is SNOW EATER.

Colorado Springs is best known as a resort city, but is also important to the high–tech industry and military community. Several military installations, including the United States Air Force Academy and the Space Command are located within or near the city. The surrounding prairie is also important for cattle raising and a considerable amount of grazing land is used for sheep in the summer months. The growing season varies considerably in length but averages from the first week in May to the first week of October.

NORMALS, MEANS, AND EXTREMES

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (COS)

LATITUDE:    LONGITUDE:     ELEVATION (FT):    TIME ZONE:    WBAN: 93037

38 48′ 43″ N  104 42′ 40″ W  GRND: 6180 BARO: 6183  MOUNTAIN (UTC + 7)

2001 Colorado Springs, Colorado (COS)

ELEMENT POR JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR
TEMPERATURE F NORMAL DAILY MAXIMUM 30 41.4 44.6 50.0 59.8 68.7 79.0 84.4 81.3 73.6 63.5 50.7 42.2 61.6
MEAN DAILY MAXIMUM 52 42.2 45.3 50.1 59.3 68.7 79.1 84.7 82.1 74.6 64.1 50.7 43.6 62.0
HIGHEST DAILY MAXIMUM 52 73 76 81 87 94 100 100 99 94 86 78 77 100
YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1997 1963 1971 1992 2000 1954 1954 1954 1995 1979 1981 1955 JUL 1954
MEAN OF EXTREME MAXS. 24 63.3 65.2 70.1 78.8 84.3 92.5 95.3 92.1 88.2 80.1 70.7 64.1 78.7
NORMAL DAILY MINIMUM 30 16.1 19.3 24.6 33.0 42.1 51.1 57.1 55.2 47.1 36.3 24.9 17.4 35.4
MEAN DAILY MINIMUM 52 16.3 19.6 24.3 32.7 42.3 51.2 56.8 55.3 47.3 36.4 24.7 17.8 35.4
LOWEST DAILY MINIMUM 52 -26 -27 -11 -3 21 32 42 39 22 5 -8 -24 -27
YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1951 1951 1956 1959 1954 1951 1952 1992 1985 1969 1976 1990 FEB 1951
MEAN OF EXTREME MINS. 24 -1.7 -.2 7.9 18.4 30.4 40.9 50.3 48.7 33.0 20.4 8.0 -1.4 21.2
NORMAL DRY BULB 30 28.8 32.0 37.3 46.4 55.4 65.0 70.8 68.3 60.4 49.9 37.8 29.8 48.5
MEAN DRY BULB 53 29.5 32.5 37.3 46.0 55.7 65.3 70.8 68.8 60.9 50.3 37.7 30.8 48.8
MEAN WET BULB 56 22.9 25.6 29.5 36.2 44.5 52.1 56.9 56.0 48.9 39.1 29.5 23.9 38.8
MEAN DEW POINT 56 10.9 13.5 17.5 23.7 34.1 41.7 48.4 48.4 38.9 27.0 18.2 12.3 27.9
NORMAL NO. DAYS WITH:
MAXIMUM 90 30 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 4.3 10.8 3.3 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 19.4
MAXIMUM 32 30 8.3 6.6 2.7 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 3.3 7.8 29.8
MINIMUM 32 30 30.3 26.2 25.1 12.8 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 9.1 24.4 29.3 160.4
MINIMUM 0 30 2.6 2.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3 7.5
H/C NORMAL HEATING DEG. DAYS 30 1122 924 859 558 302 87 6 18 164 468 816 1091 6415
NORMAL COOLING DEG. DAYS 30 0 0 0 0 0 87 186 120 26 0 0 0 419
RH NORMAL (PERCENT) 30 51 50 50 46 49 48 50 54 51 46 50 51 50
HOUR 05 LST 30 56 59 61 61 66 66 68 70 66 58 59 56 62
HOUR 11 LST 30 41 40 40 35 37 36 36 40 39 35 39 42 38
HOUR 17 LST 30 46 41 38 34 36 34 39 41 37 36 44 48 40
HOUR 23 LST 30 57 58 58 55 59 57 60 64 60 56 58 57 58
S PERCENT POSSIBLE SUNSHINE
W/O MEAN NO. DAYS WITH:
HEAVY FOG (VISBY 1/4 MI) 52 2.4 2.9 2.9 2.3 1.9 0.8 0.6 1.0 2.0 1.9 2.7 2.2 23.6
THUNDERSTORMS 52 0.0 0.0 0.5 2.4 8.5 11.1 15.9 13.7 4.8 0.8 0.0 0.0 57.7
CLOUDINESS MEAN:
SUNRISE-SUNSET (OKTAS) 1 3.2 3.7 5.6 6.0 4.8 3.6 3.6 5.6 3.2 4.0 3.2 2.4 4.1
MIDNIGHT-MIDNIGHT (OKTAS) 1 4.0 3.6 6.4 6.0 4.8 3.2 3.6 5.6 3.2 4.4 2.8 2.4 4.2
MEAN NO. DAYS WITH:
CLEAR 2 5.3 8.3 8.0 5.0 1.0 3.0 7.0 6.0 11.0 10.5 6.0 11.0 82.1
PARTLY CLOUDY 2 2.0 5.0 5.7 5.5 5.0 4.0 4.0 8.5 4.0 1.0 2.0 4.5 51.2
CLOUDY 2 1.7 6.7 7.0 8.0 2.0 2.0 1.5 7.5 6.0 5.0 1.5 1.0 49.9
PR MEAN STATION PRESSURE (IN) 28 23.89 23.88 23.82 23.88 23.90 23.98 24.06 24.07 24.04 24.00 23.92 23.91 23.95
MEAN SEA-LEVEL PRES. (IN) 55 30.09 30.06 29.96 29.92 29.89 29.88 29.95 29.97 29.99 30.04 30.08 30.09 29.99
WINDS MEAN SPEED (MPH) 35 9.5 10.0 11.0 11.5 11.2 10.5 9.3 8.8 9.4 9.6 9.6 9.5 10.0
PREVAIL. DIR (TENS OF DEGS) 20 36 36 36 36 36 16 36 36 36 36 36 36 36
MAXIMUM 2–MINUTE:
SPEED (MPH) 8 49 61 45 61 51 47 49 45 44 59 47 53 61
DIR. (TENS OF DEGS) 27 28 30 28 36 27 22 34 30 27 30 29 28
YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1996 1999 2000 1996 2001 1998 2000 2000 2001 2001 1998 1993 FEB 1999
MAXIMUM 5-SECOND:
SPEED (MPH) 8 55 78 53 68 62 62 60 55 55 70 57 63 78
DIR. (TENS OF DEGS) 26 28 31 30 27 28 23 25 33 30 26 28 28
YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1996 1999 2000 1996 2001 2001 2000 1995 1996 1996 1995 2000 FEB 1999
PRECIPITATION NORMAL (IN) 30 0.29 0.40 0.94 1.19 2.15 2.25 2.90 3.02 1.33 0.84 0.47 0.46 16.24
MAXIMUM MONTHLY (IN) 52 1.17 2.45 2.42 7.50 5.67 8.00 5.27 7.04 4.28 5.01 2.21 1.05 8.00
YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1987 1987 1998 1999 1957 1965 1968 1999 1976 1984 1957 1988 JUN 1965
MINIMUM MONTHLY (IN) 52 T T 0.01 0.01 0.33 0.13 0.67 0.15 T 0.01 T T T
YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1995 1991 1966 1964 1974 1990 1987 1962 1953 1980 1995 1995 DEC 1995
MAXIMUM IN 24 HOURS (IN) 52 0.79 1.49 1.63 3.30 2.57 3.09 3.66 4.11 1.73 1.60 1.45 0.69 4.11
YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1987 1987 1998 1999 1955 1954 1997 1999 1959 1960 1979 1981 AUG 1999
NORMAL NO. DAYS WITH:
PRECIPITATION 0.01 30 6.2 5.8 8.3 7.7 12.5 9.7 11.0 14.0 6.8 5.2 4.3 6.4 97.9
PRECIPITATION 1.00 30 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 2.2
SNOWFALL NORMAL (IN) 30 6.7 7.1 12.1 4.5 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.8 5.3 10.2 51.4
MAXIMUM MONTHLY (IN) 53 28.7 23.2 23.2 42.7 19.4 1.1 T T 27.9 25.9 26.3 18.2 42.7
YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1987 1987 1984 1957 1978 1975 1992 1992 1959 1984 1991 1983 APR 1957
MAXIMUM IN 24 HOURS (IN) 53 22.0 14.8 15.0 18.0 17.4 1.1 T T 17.1 19.9 14.5 9.6 22.0
YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1987 1987 1998 1957 1978 1975 1992 1992 1959 1997 1972 1979 JAN 1987
MAXIMUM SNOW DEPTH (IN) 25 16 12 15 12 11 0 0 0 2 20 11 10 20
YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1987 1987 1998 1997 1978 1985 1997 1979 1979 OCT 1997
NORMAL NO. DAYS WITH:
SNOWFALL 1.0 30 1.9 1.9 3.1 1.3 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.6 1.5 3.0 13.8

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PRECIPITATION (inches) 2001 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (COS)
YEAR JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC ANNUAL
1972 0.27 0.25 0.55 0.42 1.46 2.07 4.08 3.55 4.13 1.34 1.08 0.83 20.03
1973 0.06 0.06 1.16 1.72 4.27 0.47 3.31 0.89 1.03 0.35 0.15 0.64 14.11
1974 0.26 0.18 0.52 1.92 0.33 1.29 1.42 1.14 0.43 1.36 0.23 0.42 9.50
1975 0.13 0.29 0.24 0.68 1.00 2.97 2.65 2.06 0.16 0.52 1.00 0.07 11.77
1976 0.32 0.23 0.63 1.63 2.09 2.46 1.75 5.94 4.28 0.49 0.40 0.12 20.34
1977 0.29 0.20 1.18 2.57 1.12 3.87 3.02 5.11 0.45 0.19 0.60 0.18 18.78
1978 0.25 0.38 0.40 1.15 3.58 0.54 2.14 2.51 0.05 0.90 0.37 1.01 13.28
1979 0.53 0.04 2.38 1.83 3.13 1.58 2.73 2.50 0.92 0.55 1.82 1.02 19.03
1980 0.25 0.54 1.30 3.64 4.99 1.60 1.69 4.59 0.65 0.01 0.35 0.05 19.66
1981 0.07 0.12 0.93 0.13 3.14 1.98 3.64 5.24 0.52 0.37 0.03 0.82 16.99
1982 0.25 0.27 0.73 0.76 3.07 3.81 3.64 5.37 3.02 0.22 0.10 0.70 21.94
1983 0.43 0.09 1.79 0.97 3.08 2.41 0.99 2.59 0.37 0.28 1.09 0.70 14.79
1984 0.32 0.09 1.93 1.66 0.74 1.54 3.97 4.03 0.93 5.01 0.14 0.64 21.00
1985 0.42 0.24 1.68 2.07 3.36 0.78 4.92 1.56 1.49 0.52 0.42 0.55 18.01
1986 0.01 0.30 0.31 0.65 1.89 2.47 1.63 6.06 0.61 1.41 0.64 0.28 16.26
1987 1.17 2.45 1.79 0.50 3.82 2.89 0.67 2.77 0.55 0.54 0.44 0.64 18.23
1988 0.43 0.68 0.90 0.27 1.01 1.69 2.07 2.88 1.19 0.08 0.36 1.05 12.61
1989 0.23 1.23 0.49 1.06 1.11 3.42 2.26 2.63 2.30 0.28 0.02 0.41 15.44
1990 0.53 0.59 1.77 2.04 3.90 0.13 5.13 1.45 1.50 1.46 0.30 0.27 19.07
1991 0.09 T 0.42 1.76 0.80 3.07 2.87 4.57 0.56 0.88 2.05 0.45 17.52
1992 0.06 0.02 2.36 0.92 2.07 3.91 0.76 3.37 0.13 0.30 0.75 0.11 14.76
1993 0.52 0.21 0.79 1.02 1.60 1.27 2.38 2.17 1.44 0.91 0.97 0.11 13.39
1994 0.18 0.28 0.54 1.49 4.10 4.32 1.29 3.92 1.52 2.67 0.32 0.13 20.76
1995 T 0.21 0.71 3.05 4.81 7.78 1.91 1.77 1.87 0.02 T T 22.13
1996 0.16 0.34 0.82 0.39 2.22 1.58 4.46 3.46 2.04 0.89 0.17 0.04 16.57
1997 0.11 0.18 0.34 3.30 1.16 5.44 4.63 4.70 1.78 0.98 0.22 0.10 22.94
1998 0.03 0.34 2.42 1.38 0.72 1.27 5.26 2.75 0.51 0.93 0.44 0.15 16.20
1999 0.12 0.05 0.41 7.50 3.57 1.36 4.70 7.04 0.52 1.10 1.01 0.20 27.58
2000 0.68 0.23 1.97 0.62 1.27 1.73 2.72 5.82 0.55 0.86 0.19 0.25 16.89
2001 0.82 0.26 1.38 0.98 3.21 2.14 3.25 1.47 1.01 0.02 0.37 0.09 15.00
POR=53 YRS 0.30 0.33 0.92 1.39 2.30 2.26 2.95 2.97 1.25 0.82 0.48 0.34 16.31

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AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (F) 2001 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (COS)
YEAR JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC ANNUAL
1972 30.0 36.1 43.3 49.1 55.9 67.8 68.9 67.7 60.8 49.4 29.8 23.5 48.5
1973 25.4 32.3 36.5 40.9 53.3 65.6 68.4 70.6 58.8 52.6 39.6 31.2 47.9
1974 27.0 33.9 42.1 46.0 59.7 66.2 72.6 67.9 58.0 52.6 38.5 28.0 49.4
1975 29.1 29.8 35.6 44.4 53.4 63.8 71.0 70.2 59.4 52.3 36.4 35.3 48.4
1976 30.1 37.8 36.1 47.7 54.7 64.3 72.1 68.1 59.3 45.7 36.2 32.9 48.8
1977 26.8 35.0 37.1 48.3 58.6 68.0 71.4 68.6 64.0 51.5 38.6 34.6 50.2
1978 25.1 27.7 40.9 48.8 52.5 66.2 72.8 67.5 62.8 51.9 36.5 21.9 47.9
1979 16.9 32.5 38.1 48.3 54.0 64.3 70.6 67.5 64.4 51.7 31.2 33.5 47.8
1980 26.7 34.3 35.7 44.3 53.4 69.2 75.3 70.4 62.3 49.9 39.5 39.8 50.1
1981 34.9 34.4 39.3 53.8 54.5 69.4 71.9 67.3 63.4 50.8 43.3 32.7 51.3
1982 29.4 29.0 38.1 45.7 52.7 60.1 70.2 68.5 59.0 47.6 35.4 29.8 47.1
1983 32.5 34.4 35.7 40.1 50.5 61.1 72.3 71.9 63.8 51.3 37.7 18.4 47.5
1984 26.1 33.3 35.3 41.4 58.2 65.1 71.5 68.4 59.5 42.8 38.4 33.1 47.8
1985 25.1 26.3 37.9 48.7 57.2 65.0 70.3 69.8 58.0 49.0 32.1 27.9 47.3
1986 38.2 34.7 44.3 48.5 54.6 65.8 70.4 67.6 59.1 48.0 37.7 29.8 49.9
1987 29.4 33.0 35.3 48.5 56.0 65.1 70.7 66.1 60.0 50.4 39.2 29.0 48.6
1988 24.3 31.8 36.2 48.2 56.4 68.7 70.6 70.4 60.8 53.0 39.2 29.2 49.1
1989 32.8 21.8 43.7 49.0 57.6 62.1 71.8 68.4 61.0 49.7 41.5 27.3 48.9
1990 33.6 31.7 38.9 47.1 53.8 69.5 68.0 68.0 64.5 49.5 42.7 24.3 49.3
1991 28.0 38.0 39.9 45.8 58.0 67.0 69.4 68.1 60.5 50.3 33.0 31.0 49.1
1992 32.6 37.6 41.6 52.1 57.8 62.5 68.4 66.6 62.9 52.4 31.9 29.3 49.6
1993 26.7 29.4 39.8 46.1 55.6 65.0 70.7 67.3 58.1 48.0 32.3 32.3 47.6
1994 31.5 31.6 40.6 45.5 57.7 69.1 69.8 70.2 62.7 49.1 37.4 33.6 49.9
1995 31.4 35.8 38.7 41.3 49.4 60.6 67.4 71.9 59.0 48.9 41.4 32.1 48.2
1996 27.2 34.0 35.5 47.2 59.6 65.7 69.8 67.6 57.4 49.0 38.1 33.0 48.7
1997 27.1 30.2 40.7 39.5 53.8 64.3 70.5 67.1 62.2 48.5 33.5 30.5 47.3
1998 32.1 31.6 35.4 43.0 58.9 63.8 71.0 67.6 65.4 50.0 41.7 28.3 49.1
1999 33.7 38.1 42.1 42.2 53.4 62.9 71.1 68.7 57.7 50.8 44.9 33.6 49.9
2000 32.1 38.0 39.0 48.8 59.4 64.2 71.9 71.4 62.0 49.7 30.3 28.0 49.6
2001 27.1 30.3 37.4 49.4 55.1 66.5 73.5 69.8 63.1 50.9 41.0 31.6 49.6
POR=53 YRS 29.4 32.5 37.4 46.1 55.7 65.3 70.8 68.9 60.8 50.3 37.8 30.9 48.8

REFERENCE NOTES:

PAGE 1:

THE TEMPERATURE GRAPH SHOWS NORMAL MAXIMUM AND NORMAL MINIMUM DAILY TEMPERATURES (SOLID CURVES) AND THE ACTUAL DAILY HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURES (VERTICAL BARS).

PAGE 2 AND 3:

H/C INDICATES HEATING AND COOLING DEGREE DAYS.

RH INDICATES RELATIVE HUMIDITY

W/O INDICATES WEATHER AND OBSTRUCTIONS

S INDICATES SUNSHINE.

PR INDICATES PRESSURE.

CLOUDINESS ON PAGE 3 IS THE SUM OF THE CEILOMETER AND SATELLITE DATA NOT TO EXCEED EIGHT EIGHTHS (OKTAS).

GENERAL:

T INDICATES TRACE PRECIPITATION, AN AMOUNT GREATER THAN ZERO BUT LESS THAN THE LOWEST REPORTABLE VALUE.

+ INDICATES THE VALUE ALSO OCCURS ON EARLIER DATES.

BLANK ENTRIES DENOTE MISSING OR UNREPORTED DATA.

NORMALS ARE 30–YEAR AVERAGES (1961–1990).

ASOS INDICATES AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM.

PM INDICATES THE LAST DAY OF THE PREVIOUS MONTH.

POR (PERIOD OF RECORD) BEGINS WITH THE JANUARY DATA MONTH AND IS THE NUMBER OF YEARS USED TO COMPUTE THE MEAN. INDIVIDUAL MONTHS WITHIN THE POR MAY BE MISSING.

WHEN THE POR FOR A NORMAL IS LESS THAN 30 YEARS, THE NORMAL IS PROVISIONAL AND IS BASED ON THE NUMBER OF YEARS INDICATED.

0.* OR * INDICATES THE VALUE OR MEAN–DAYS–WITH IS BETWEEN 0.00 AND 0.05.

CLOUDINESS FOR ASOS STATIONS DIFFERS FROM THE NON–ASOS OBSERVATION TAKEN BY A HUMAN OBSERVER. ASOS STATION CLOUDINESS IS BASED ON TIME–AVERAGED CEILOMETER DATA FOR CLOUDS AT OR BELOW 12,000 FEET AND ON SATELLITE DATA FOR CLOUDS ABOVE 12,000 FEET.

THE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH CLEAR, PARTLY CLOUDY, AND CLOUDY CONDITIONS FOR ASOS STATIONS IS THE SUM OF THE CEILOMETER AND SATELLITE DATA FOR THE SUNRISE TO SUNSET PERIOD.

GENERAL CONTINUED:

CLEAR INDICATES 0–2 OKTAS, PARTLY CLOUDY INDICATES 3–6 OKTAS, AND CLOUDY INDICATES 7 OR 8 OKTAS. WHEN AT LEAST ONE OF THE ELEMENTS (CEILOMETER OR SATELLITE) IS MISSING, THE DAILY CLOUDINESS IS NOT COMPUTED.

WIND DIRECTION IS RECORDED IN TENS OF DEGREES (2 DIGITS) CLOCKWISE FROM TRUE NORTH. "00" INDICATES CALM. "36" INDICATES TRUE NORTH.

RESULTANT WIND IS THE VECTOR AVERAGE OF THE SPEED AND DIRECTION.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IS THE SUM OF THE MEAN DAILY MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURE DIVIDED BY 2.

SNOWFALL DATA COMPRISE ALL FORMS OF FROZEN PRECIPITATION, INCLUDING HAIL.

A HEATING (COOLING) DEGREE DAY IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE AND 65 F.

DRY BULB IS THE TEMPERATURE OF THE AMBIENT AIR.

DEW POINT IS THE TEMPERATURE TO WHICH THE AIR MUST BE COOLED TO ACHIEVE 100 PERCENT RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

WET BULB IS THE TEMPERATURE THE AIR WOULD HAVE IF THE MOISTURE CONTENT WAS INCREASED TO 100 PERCENT RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

ON JULY 1, 1996, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BEGAN USING THE "METAR" OBSERVATION CODE THAT WAS ALREADY EMPLOYED BY MOST OTHER NATIONS OF THE WORLD. THE MOST NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE IN THIS ANNUAL PUBLICATION WILL BE THE CHANGE IN UNITS FROM TENTHS TO EIGHTS (OKTAS) FOR REPORTING THE AMOUNT OF SKY COVER.

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HEATING DEGREE DAYS (base 65 F) 2001 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (COS)
YEAR JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN TOTAL
1972–73 41 34 136 476 1049 1281 1221 912 877 715 359 76 7177
1973–74 32 1 194 378 754 1041 1172 866 700 566 176 88 5968
1974–75 1 17 229 376 789 1143 1102 980 904 608 350 88 6587
1975–76 0 10 200 391 852 916 1075 782 891 512 314 80 6023
1976–77 0 11 191 593 859 988 1181 837 858 494 192 5 6209
1977–78 2 22 73 413 784 938 1231 1036 741 479 386 98 6203
1978–79 3 44 119 400 848 1329 1484 906 825 494 336 97 6885
1979–80 6 41 88 407 1005 969 1180 883 901 615 351 32 6478
1980–81 0 7 113 463 759 776 928 850 789 335 321 38 5379
1981–82 5 30 70 433 643 993 1095 1001 827 571 374 163 6205
1982–83 8 11 198 532 880 1084 1001 851 904 742 444 159 6814
1983–84 2 0 101 417 811 1438 1198 911 912 700 220 58 6768
1984–85 0 6 200 684 790 982 1233 1077 830 481 242 77 6602
1985–86 5 8 253 487 978 1142 822 840 635 487 315 49 6021
1986–87 4 14 174 519 813 1081 1096 888 912 491 272 50 6314
1987–88 17 74 150 445 767 1108 1256 958 886 499 273 25 6458
1988–89 7 8 154 366 767 1099 989 1207 655 475 247 134 6108
1989–90 0 4 172 473 699 1164 966 928 805 526 345 24 6106
1990–91 28 21 83 473 663 1258 1142 750 773 568 219 33 6011
1991–92 16 16 145 453 954 1048 998 788 717 383 219 96 5833
1992–93 21 53 91 383 990 1101 1179 991 776 558 286 84 6513
1993–94 0 40 212 519 972 1008 1032 926 749 576 223 14 6271
1994–95 10 14 98 486 821 969 1035 811 808 702 477 152 6383
1995–96 38 3 231 490 700 1011 1162 890 908 527 192 48 6200
1996–97 2 17 237 490 800 986 1167 967 747 758 341 70 6582
1997–98 6 28 111 506 937 1060 1012 928 911 653 208 116 6476
1998–99 3 6 43 458 691 1129 965 748 702 674 357 101 5877
1999–00 0 5 239 434 600 968 1010 773 798 478 206 83 5594
2000–01 0 2 150 473 1033 1137 1169 964 850 462 305 54 6599
2001– 0 6 97 431 714 1029

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COOLING DEGREE DAYS (base 65 F) 2001 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (COS)
YEAR JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC ANNUAL
1972 0 0 0 2 0 96 168 124 17 0 0 0 407
1973 0 0 0 0 0 104 145 180 13 0 0 0 442
1974 0 0 0 0 18 130 241 109 26 0 0 0 524
1975 0 0 0 0 0 59 195 180 41 5 0 0 480
1976 0 0 0 0 0 66 227 114 28 0 0 0 435
1977 0 0 0 0 0 103 204 142 49 0 0 0 498
1978 0 0 0 0 4 143 255 127 59 1 0 0 589
1979 0 0 0 0 1 84 185 124 77 2 0 0 473
1980 0 0 0 0 0 169 327 180 41 0 0 0 717
1981 0 0 0 4 2 176 226 105 27 0 0 0 540
1982 0 0 0 0 0 23 176 127 26 0 0 0 352
1983 0 0 0 0 1 48 236 219 71 0 0 0 575
1984 0 0 0 0 17 68 207 119 42 0 0 0 453
1985 0 0 0 0 5 83 179 163 51 0 0 0 481
1986 0 0 0 0 1 82 180 102 3 0 0 0 368
1987 0 0 0 0 0 62 199 113 6 0 0 0 380
1988 0 0 0 0 12 143 190 181 33 0 0 0 559
1989 0 0 0 3 25 54 220 117 57 3 0 0 479
1990 0 0 0 0 6 168 128 121 73 0 0 0 496
1991 0 0 0 0 8 101 161 120 15 4 0 0 409
1992 0 0 0 4 3 28 131 106 32 0 0 0 304
1993 0 0 0 0 2 89 183 117 11 1 0 0 403
1994 0 0 0 0 5 143 165 182 33 0 0 0 528
1995 0 0 0 0 0 30 120 226 60 0 0 0 436
1996 0 0 0 4 31 77 159 106 16 1 0 0 394
1997 0 0 0 0 0 55 182 101 33 0 0 0 371
1998 0 0 0 0 23 88 194 95 61 0 0 0 461
1999 0 0 0 0 0 42 196 130 26 0 0 0 394
2000 0 0 0 0 39 65 220 208 67 5 0 0 604
2001 0 0 0 0 5 106 272 164 45 0 0 0 592

2001 Colorado Springs, Colorado (COS)

SNOWFALL (inches) 2001 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (COS)
YEAR JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN TOTAL
1972–73 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.4 16.4 11.4 3.9 2.3 15.6 11.2 0.8 0.0 76.0
1973–74 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.9 1.8 9.1 2.4 2.4 6.8 10.0 0.0 T 36.4
1974–75 0.0 0.0 T T 1.5 6.3 2.8 4.8 3.5 6.9 0.2 1.1 27.1
1975–76 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3 9.8 0.9 6.9 5.2 8.6 10.1 0.0 0.0 45.8
1976–77 0.0 0.0 T 2.5 4.9 2.6 4.8 2.5 13.8 4.3 0.0 0.0 35.4
1977–78 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 1.9 3.0 4.2 8.6 3.3 1.1 19.4 0.0 42.4
1978–79 0.0 0.0 T 0.5 4.0 15.2 9.9 1.2 20.0 14.6 4.1 0.0 69.5
1979–80 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 19.1 17.6 4.7 5.9 12.7 11.3 0.0 0.0 72.6
1980–81 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 4.4 1.4 1.0 1.7 9.0 0.3 0.2 0.0 18.2
1981–82 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.5 9.1 3.6 6.2 8.4 2.3 3.9 0.0 34.4
1982–83 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.9 8.2 4.0 1.1 16.3 4.8 0.8 0.0 36.3
1983–84 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.3 18.2 7.8 1.4 23.2 9.0 0.8 0.0 70.7
1984–85 0.0 0.0 0.9 25.9 2.0 10.9 8.0 4.7 22.3 0.8 T 0.0 75.5
1985–86 0.0 0.0 1.9 1.7 8.3 6.3 0.2 4.6 2.9 4.0 T 0.0 29.9
1986–87 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 7.3 4.4 28.7 23.2 14.9 3.3 T 0.0 83.2
1987–88 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.8 9.5 4.9 11.5 12.6 1.0 0.3 0.0 44.6
1988–89 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 13.6 3.0 18.9 T 1.0 0.0 T 38.1
1989–90 T T T 2.1 0.2 7.5 8.7 9.3 9.7 11.3 4.2 0.0 53.0
1990–91 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.2 2.7 4.1 0.9 T 5.2 5.9 1.5 0.0 28.5
1991–92 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.5 26.3 4.5 1.2 0.2 3.0 T 0.0 T 42.7
1992–93 T T 0.0 T 11.4 2.6 7.5 3.3 2.3 1.2 T T 28.3
1993–94 T 0.0 0.1 0.5 12.3 0.5 2.2 1.5 6.8 8.7 T T 32.6
1994–95 0.0 0.0 T 0.2 6.1 3.9 4.5 6.5 7.7 0.0 0.0 T 28.9
1995–96 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.2 T T 2.9 4.7 6.9 3.2
1996–97 8.7 9.3 3.4 2.4 12.3 T 0.0
1997–98 0.0 T 0.0 19.9 3.5 1.8 0.3 4.3 17.5 9.5 T T 56.8
1998–99 T T 0.0 1.1 1.7 7.3 2.9 0.3 2.7 17.6 0.3 T 33.9
1999–00 0.0 0.0 0.2 3.0 10.6 2.3 7.4 2.0 12.6 2.0 T 0.0 40.1
2000–01 T 0.0 1.5 1.5 2.9 3.7 14.6 5.9 12.0 8.1 6.5 T 56.7
2001– 0.0 T 2.4 0.0 3.7 1.2
POR=54 YRS T T 1.0 3.3 5.4 5.0 5.2 4.8 9.4 6.7 1.5 T 42.3



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