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Old 10-30-2015, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Tomorrow is the last day of October and Pueblo had 3 cloudy days, including today.

So now since July Pueblo has had a total of 7 cloudy days!
Pueblo is the only major town in Colorado that has a remarkable amount of sunshine with 76%. Grand Junction is slightly above average with 71%. Denver and the rest of Colorado is around 69% which is about the average for the US.
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Pueblo is the only major town in Colorado that has a remarkable amount of sunshine with 76%. Grand Junction is slightly above average with 71%. Denver and the rest of Colorado is around 69% which is about the average for the US.
Where are you getting your "average" from?

http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/c...pctposrank.txt
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Old 10-31-2015, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Pueblo is the only major town in Colorado that has a remarkable amount of sunshine with 76%. Grand Junction is slightly above average with 71%. Denver and the rest of Colorado is around 69% which is about the average for the US.
Agreed. It will be interesting to see what I get on my yearly total.
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Where are you getting your "average" from?
I get it right here on CD. Except for mid December to the end of February Denver’s sunshine is well with in the US average. Slightly above average, but not by much.


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Old 11-30-2015, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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In November Pueblo was sunny most of the month then we had 4 days in a row that it was cloudy/ snowy giving us a total of 4 cloudy days.

To update:

July: 2

August: 0

September: 2

October: 3

November : 4

So far since July a total of 11 cloudy days in Pueblo.

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Old 11-30-2015, 07:39 PM
 
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My experience in Colorado was that there were cloudy days with precip (the ski resorts depend on that) mainly winter, but summer rain as well (for grateful farmers). I wonder how global warming's going to change that.
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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I get it right here on CD. Except for mid December to the end of February Denver’s sunshine is well with in the US average. Slightly above average, but not by much.
The difference feels more substantial in real life than the chart would suggest. When the sun is out Denver the temperature skyrockets. MSP gets an average amount of sun for example, but in the winter it radiates very little heat.
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Pueblo is the only major town in Colorado that has a remarkable amount of sunshine with 76%. Grand Junction is slightly above average with 71%. Denver and the rest of Colorado is around 69% which is about the average for the US.
As someone who used to live in the upper midwest (Wisconsin then Chicagoland), I'd have to disagree with you. When I lived in Denver metro, I noticed a definite increase in daily sunshine compared to Chicago. Plus, the sun intensity in Denver is stronger. That's why the snow melts fast!
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Old 12-31-2015, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Today was cloudy with off and on snow. This is the 4th cloudy day in Pueblo in December.

So in 6 months Pueblo had 15 cloudy days. If the trend holds that would mean 30 cloudy days or over 330 days of sunshine a year in pueblo!!!!!
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Old 01-02-2016, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Pueblo is the only major town in Colorado that has a remarkable amount of sunshine with 76%. Grand Junction is slightly above average with 71%. Denver and the rest of Colorado is around 69% which is about the average for the US.
Where'd you get that US average? I found several sources of % of sunshine in US cities: Average Annual Sunshine in US Cities - Current Results, but none give a national average. If you wish, you can do the math yourself. I did find a list of 10 sunniest cities, and guess what? Denver is on it. So however many days we have, we're a sunny city.
Sunniest US Cities - Current Results
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