October weather forecast
Cortez, CO

The bright and red rays of the setting sun over the scenic layout of hills and plains of Cortez, Colorado
The bright and red rays of the setting sun over the scenic layout of hills and plains of Cortez, Colorado

Weather in October

October, the same as September, is another comfortable autumn month in Cortez, Colorado, with an average temperature fluctuating between 41.7°F (5.4°C) and 61.2°F (16.2°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature drops from a warm 75°F (23.9°C) in September to a comfortable 61.2°F (16.2°C). In October, in Cortez, the average low-temperature is 41.7°F (5.4°C).

Humidity

In October, the average relative humidity is 44%.

Rainfall

In Cortez, it is raining for 5.6 days, with typically 0.87" (22mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Cortez, during the entire year, the rain falls for 78.9 days and collects up to 9.84" (250mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall. October is the first month it typically snows. Throughout October, in the average 0.3 snowfall days, it receives 0.12" (3mm) of snow. In Cortez, during the entire year, snow falls for 34.4 days and aggregates up to 29.29" (744mm) of snow.

Daylight

In Cortez, the average length of the day in October is 11h and 13min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:10 am and sunset at 6:57 pm. On the last day of October, in Cortez, sunrise is at 7:38 am and sunset at 6:17 pm MDT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in October is 7.4h.

UV index

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Cortez is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In October, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in October in Cortez?

In October, the average relative humidity in Cortez is 44%.

How much does it rain in Cortez in October?

In October, in Cortez, Colorado, the rain falls for 5.6 days. Throughout October, 0.87" (22mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When does it start to snow in Cortez?

October is the first month it typically snows in Cortez. Throughout October, in the average 0.3 snowfall days, it receives 0.12" (3mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Cortez have in October?

The average day length in October in Cortez is 11h and 13min.

When are sunrise and sunset in October in Cortez?

On the first day of October in Cortez, sunrise is at 7:10 am and sunset at 6:57 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:38 am and sunset at 6:17 pm MDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Cortez have in October?

The average sunshine duration in October in Cortez, Colorado, is 7.4h.

How high is the UV index in October in Cortez?

In Cortez, Colorado, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in October
Cortez, CO

Average temperature in October - Cortez, CO
  • Average high temperature in October: 61.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (84.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (35.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 41.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (61.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (19.8°F).

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Average pressure in October
Cortez, CO

Average pressure in October - Cortez, CO
  • Average pressure in October: 30.02"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.23"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.87"Hg).

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Average wind speed in October
Cortez, CO

Average wind speed in October - Cortez, CO
  • Average wind speed in October: 7.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (9.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is January (5.7mph).

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Average humidity in October
Cortez, CO

Average humidity in October - Cortez, CO
  • Average humidity in October: 44%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (73%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (26%).

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Average rainfall in October
Cortez, CO

Average rainfall in October - Cortez, CO
  • Average rainfall in October: 0.87"

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are January and December (1.26").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is June (0.2").

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Average rainfall days in October
Cortez, CO

Average rainfall days in October - Cortez, CO
  • Average rainfall days in October: 5.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (9.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is June (2.8 days).

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Average snowfall in October
Cortez, CO

Average snowfall in October - Cortez, CO
  • Average snowfall in October: 0.12"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (8.11").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in October
Cortez, CO

Average snowfall days in October - Cortez, CO
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0.3 days

The months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and December (8.5 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Cortez, CO

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Cortez, CO
  • Average daylight in October: 11h and 13min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 42min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 38min).

  • Average sunshine in October: 7h and 24min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 12h and 6min).
The months with the least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 6h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in October
Cortez, CO

Average sunshine days in October - Cortez, CO
  • Average sunshine days in October: 23.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is June (26.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (17.6 days).

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Average UV index in October
Cortez, CO

Average UV index in October - Cortez, CO
  • Average UV index in October: 3

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in October
Cortez, CO

Average cloud cover in October - Cortez, CO
  • Average cloud cover in October: 13

The months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 27).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 9).

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Average visibility in October
Cortez, CO

Average visibility in October - Cortez, CO
  • Average visibility in October: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).

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