Today’s snow in Salida came as a wake-up call. Yesterday was sunny, 70 and much like summer. Today is more of a winter blast. The average snow in Salida over the course of a year is 43 inches. October averages only 4 inches. We have had our October average in one day.
Salida, Colorado, gets 9 inches of rain per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 28.
The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from May 1 to September 26, with a greater than 16% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 30% on August 7.
The drier season lasts 7.2 months, from September 26 to May 1. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on January 1.
Snow alone is the most common for 6.4 months, from October 23 to May 7. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 9%on February 23.
Rain alone is the most common for 5.5 months, from May 9 to October 23. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 30%on August 7.
Mixed snow and rain is the most common for 2.0 days, from May 7 to May 9. The highest chance of a day with mixed snow and rain is 6% on May 4.
On average, there are 262 sunny days per year in Salida, Colorado. The July high is around 85 degrees.
The perceived humidity level at Salida, 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.
The average hourly wind speed at Salida experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 8.1 months, from October 13 to June 16, with average wind speeds of more than 4.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 3.9 months, from June 16 to October 13. The calmest day of the year is August 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.1 miles per hour.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:40 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 55 minutes later at 7:35 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:44 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 49 minutes later at 8:33 PM on June 28.
The clearer part of the year at Salida begins around August 30 and lasts for 2.0 months, ending around October 30. On September 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 76% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 24% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 30 and lasts for 10 months, ending around August 30. On March 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 44% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 56% of the time.