Leadville Weather

Weather Words of Wisdom 
                                                                                           
For those that are unprepared, Leadville weather shows no quarter. There are 4 things that pertain to weather in the Colorado High Country that you should remember while on vacation in "The Heart of the Rockies":   
 
Layers-               Wear plenty of layers, take them off and put them on as needed.
Protection-         The sun at 10,000 feet is more intense. Wear sunscreen at all time on exposed skin, ears, nose, and
                              arms. Even during the winter. Always have access to rain and wind jackets.
 Hypothermia-   The temperature starts to fall an hour before the sun actually goes down. Be ready to put layers
                               on. If clothes are wet, change into dry ones.
 Temperature-   Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 6°F to 71°F and is rarely below
                              -5° F or above 77°F.


   Leadville's Weather Forecast

 
                                                                                   
 Daily High and Low Temperature

The daily average low (blue) and high (red) temperature with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).

The warm season lasts from June 5 to September 9 with an average daily high temperature above 62°F. The hottest day of the year is July 11, with an average high of 71°F and low of 43°F.

The cold season lasts from November 18 to March 15 with an average daily high temperature below 35°F. The coldest day of the year is February 2, with an average low of 6°F and high of 27°F.

Precipitation
 
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the year. Precipitation is most likely around February 15, occurring in 57% of days. Precipitation is least likely around June 4, occurring in 33% of days. Probability of Precipitation at Some Point in the Day.

The fraction of days in which various types of precipitation are observed. If more than one type of precipitation is reported in a given day, the more severe precipitation is counted. For example, if light rain is observed in the same day as a thunderstorm, that day counts towards the thunderstorm totals. 

Over the entire year, the most common forms of precipitation are light snow, light rain, and moderate snow.

Light snow is the most severe precipitation observed during 49% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around January 5, when it is observed during 42% of all days.

Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 22% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around July 31, when it is observed during 33% of all days.

Moderate snow is the most severe precipitation observed during 14% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around March 7, when it is observed during 15% of all days.