Empire Weather Station

0CO · Colorado, United States

Climate Empire Weather Station 2020-2024

Climate and trends: average temperature, flight conditions, precipitation, wind speed and direction.

Calculated from historical METAR data of Empire Weather Station (K0CO) between 2020 and 2024.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 26.1 11 0 0 51
February 17.1 0 0 0 25
March 16.9 0 0 0 43
April 16.8 0 0 0 61
May 21.7 0 0 0 64
June 41.8 0 0 87
July 82.7 96 46 90
August 88.9 88 87 85 97
September 87.2 88 89 87 85
October 76.8 76 76 66 91
November 64.7 70 51 64 74
December 44.8 52 49 36 48
Average 43.9 1.6 48.9 31.8 65.0 80.2

VFR conditions during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the VFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 5 mi or more and a ceiling of 3,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 28.3 12 0 0 57
February 20.6 0 0 0 31
March 18.8 0 0 0 47
April 18.9 0 0 0 68
May 23.8 0 0 0 71
June 43.1 0 0 91
July 84.9 97 49 94
August 92.4 92 90 90 99
September 89.6 90 94 90 86
October 80.9 81 80 70 93
November 69.8 74 56 70 79
December 47.6 57 52 36 51
Average 46.6 1.8 50.9 33.6 69.8 82.9

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the MVFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 3⅛ mi or more and a ceiling of 1,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January -10.9 -11 -10 -8 -9
February -9.1 -8 -9 -10 -11
March -6.2 -6 -8 -6 -6
April -2.1 -2 -3 -2 -2
May 2.1 1 3 3 2
June 10.2 11 10 11
July 12.1 14 12 12
August 11.5 12 11 12 14
September 8.6 8 10 10 9
October 1.4 2 1 1 3
November -5.8 -4 -7 -3 -3
December -8.1 -8 -9 -7 -8
Average 0.3 -3.6 -2.9 0.5 0.9 2.8

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January -15.2 -15 -16 -15 -15
February -16.7 -14 -16 -17 -16
March -13.7 -12 -15 -12 -13
April -9.2 -8 -11 -10 -9
May -5.9 -5 -2 -4 -4
June 2.5 3 2 4
July 5.8 6 5 6
August 5.2 4 5 4 6
September 1.9 1 3 2 1
October -5.2 -4 -5 -6 -4
November -11.7 -10 -14 -8 -9
December -14.6 -13 -16 -12 -15
Average -7.9 -9.4 -8.3 -7.6 -6.4 -5.5

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 15.5 19 0 0 33
February 16.1 0 0 0 57
March 10.3 0 0 0 46
April 6.0 0 0 0 24
May 3.5 0 0 0 14
June 1.3 0 0 4
July 3.9 4 4 6
August 4.3 5 7 6 0
September 2.3 4 4 2 0
October 9.8 10 15 15 0
November 17.7 14 35 22 0
December 26.5 30 40 10 34
Average 8.3 2.9 6.1 6.9 18.8 5.7

Precipitation during daylight period

Percentage of observations with observed rain, drizzle, snow or hail. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Wind speed (knots)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 18.5 14 19 19 20
February 18.8 20 19 20 17
March 16.3 16 17 16 15
April 17.4 16 16 21 16
May 15.3 17 11 18 14
June 14.0 16 15 11
July 10.2 13 9 8
August 10.4 11 7 11 11
September 11.7 11 11 12 13
October 15.3 15 13 14 20
November 17.8 17 17 21 17
December 18.2 16 21 22 16
Average 15.6 16.3 15.1 15.1 14.6 15.4

Average wind speed

Excluding wind gusts. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Prevailing wind direction

Month 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 311° 307° 317° 308°
February 302° 299° 311° 302°
March 282° 291° 308° 295°
April 300° 299° 289° 290°
May 278° 278° 282° 268°
June 288° 284° 298°
July 298° 312° 330°
August 294° 326° 292° 302°
September 285° 295° 297° 307°
October 301° 304° 294° 299°
November 308° 301° 308° 291°
December 317° 293° 295° 312°

Prevailing wind direction

Average wind direction, weighed by wind speed. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.