U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 01-15-2013, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
12,105 posts, read 20,413,275 times
Reputation: 4143

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by CosmicWizard View Post
Joss...You might be happier in Alaska. When are you moving?
When they get up to 111 in the summer like Pueblo!

On a serious note I do hear Anchorage is a very nice city and I want to visit it in the next few years.

 
Old 01-15-2013, 01:56 PM
 
2,253 posts, read 5,859,240 times
Reputation: 2615
Wink Alaska would be swell, if ...

Expect summers in Anchorage to be milder than Pueblo, with a temperature range of 55/78 F. It is a maritime climate, and can rain frequently. The record high on June 25, 1953 was only 86. However, decidedly more snow than Pueblo in winter.

Fairbanks, in the interior of Alaska, experiences a more extreme climate in both lows and highs. But even there may not be warm enough.

So off to the Yukon River. Fort Yukon (population 600), at the confluence of the Porcupine and Yukon rivers, set the high for Alaska on June 27, 1915, at 100. Not quite as high as Pueblo, but what are you going to do? It also held a record low, at -78. So it can be cold and hot, just like some places in Colorado. If summers a bit briefer, as just north of the Arctic Circle.

Although Alamosa, CO also experiences large daily and seasonal shifts in temperature. So one could just move there, more easily. Or, remain in what is arguably the very finest town in Colorado, Pueblo (66 days with highs of 90 or more), with the all-round best temperature . . . if only it might snow a bit more.
 
Old 01-15-2013, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
12,105 posts, read 20,413,275 times
Reputation: 4143
^

Agreed. I would like it if Pueblo got a little bit more snow so since I can't change that my goal is to get a cabin either in Salida or Summit County so I can be around the snow in the winter and ski.
 
Old 01-15-2013, 09:35 PM
 
Location: IN
20,240 posts, read 34,628,022 times
Reputation: 12586
Subzero cold is easy to handle without much wind. With wind, it is never too pleasant.
 
Old 01-15-2013, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Belgrade, MT
65 posts, read 103,810 times
Reputation: 61
I'm a bit of a cold weather guru (live in MT/Spent time in ND) yet I wasn't familiar with Alamosa until a few days ago. That seems like an extremely harsh place to spend the months of Dec, Jan and Feb. It's hard to believe how much colder it is than Laramie, WY. Both have similar elevations yet Laramie is 250 miles or so further north.
 
Old 01-16-2013, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
7,756 posts, read 16,494,281 times
Reputation: 9292
GraniteStater wrote: Subzero cold is easy to handle without much wind. With wind, it is never too pleasant.

I was thinking about this yesterday afternoon during my afternoon walk in the desert. I was actually FAR more comfortable walking in the 15 degree temperature with little air movement, than I am with temperatures 20 to 30 degrees warmer when there is a breeze. When the temp is below 60, wind movement takes most of my enjoyment out of being outdoors. Walking into a cold wind is not one of my most enjoyable activities.
 
Old 01-16-2013, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
12,105 posts, read 20,413,275 times
Reputation: 4143
Quote:
Originally Posted by CosmicWizard View Post
GraniteStater wrote: Subzero cold is easy to handle without much wind. With wind, it is never too pleasant.

I was thinking about this yesterday afternoon during my afternoon walk in the desert. I was actually FAR more comfortable walking in the 15 degree temperature with little air movement, than I am with temperatures 20 to 30 degrees warmer when there is a breeze. When the temp is below 60, wind movement takes most of my enjoyment out of being outdoors. Walking into a cold wind is not one of my most enjoyable activities.
I agree 100%. I hate the wind unless it is with snow then a blizzard is fun.
 
Old 01-16-2013, 02:12 PM
Status: "Not politically correct" (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: Western Colorado
10,614 posts, read 11,714,442 times
Reputation: 24381
Public information statement
preliminary record event report
national weather service grand junction co
102 pm mst wed jan 16 2013

...record low temperatures set or tied this morning...

In western colorado,

at montrose, the low temperature was 7 degrees below zero. This ties
the previous record low for january 16, last set in 1963.
 
Old 01-16-2013, 07:33 PM
Status: "Should have been a cowgirl!" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
4,321 posts, read 3,996,688 times
Reputation: 9557
Cortez went down to 15 degrees below, beating the old record low of 6 below. It's COLD here!
 
Old 01-16-2013, 09:04 PM
 
Location: CO
2,537 posts, read 5,835,600 times
Reputation: 3295
Boulder was 54 this afternoon.
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Closed Thread


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top