Weather in the Pike Trails area can vary significantly from the north to the south end of the ranch. Certainly, temperatures on still clear winter nights, can vary by 20 ºF or more. The purpose of this page is provide a place for those interested in the Pike Trails weather to come and see how we are fairing.
What’s our weather been like?
Daily highs and lows for the past 7 days.
|Jan. 23, morning low -1 ºF, clear
Jan. 22, low -1 ºF, high 32 ºF, max wind gust 26 mph
Jan. 21, low 6 ºF, high 26 ºF, max wind gust 20 mph, 5" snow
Jan. 20, low 21 ºF, high 52 ºF, max wind gust 21 mph
Jan. 19, low 22 ºF, high 54 ºF, max wind gust 19 mph
Jan. 18, low 12 ºF, high 56 ºF, max wind gust 17 mph
Jan. 17, low 7 ºF, high 51 ºF, max wind gust 16 mph
Weather Underground Forecast: Tuesday 01/23
Sunny. High 34 ºF. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Night 01/23
Clear skies. Low 17 ºF. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Are you wondering how this year’s temperatures and moisture are comparing to previous years’? Temperatures can easily be compared by using a measure called degree-days. This is a unit used by designers of heating and cooling systems. Each heating day’s degree-day value is found by averaging the daily high and low and subtracting the result from a fixed number, usually 65. For example, if the high temperature for the day was 58 ºF and the low was 30 ºF, the average would be 44. This subtracted from 65 would give 21 degree-days. The degree-days for the day would be 21 degree-days. The greater the degree-day value, the colder the day is. Adding the degree-days for the entire month is a way to then compare one month to another.
Below, I’ve shown the monthly heating degree-day, rain, and snow totals for 2016 and 2017 to date and the averages for the past 13 years. Using the degree-day numbers, one can easily compare the “coldness” of one month to last year and the average from the past seven years. The numbers below apply to the SE corner of the ranch.
|Monthly Degree-Day Values From 2004 to Present|
|Average of past 13 years||Last year, 2016||This year, 2017|
(Jan. 1 '17 to Jan. 1 '18)
|Season Snow Fall (Sept. 1, 2017 to present)||10.5"|
Below is a table from The Weather Channel, www.weather.com, showing, among other interesting Guffey weather facts, the record highs and lows for each month.
|Record high and low temps for Guffey area as per the Weather Channel.|
|Month||Avg. High||Avg. Low||Mean||Avg. Precip.||Record High||Record Low|
|Jan.||31ºF||-2ºF||15ºF||0.32"||61ºF (1997)||-50ºF (1962)|
|Feb.||36ºF||2ºF||19ºF||0.29"||60ºF (1986)||-42ºF (1989)|
|March||42ºF||14ºF||28ºF||0.81"||68ºF (1997)||-30ºF (1965)|
|April||49ºF||22ºF||36ºF||0.95"||73ºF (1992)||-14ºF (1973)|
|May||59ºF||32ºF||46ºF||1.4"||78ºF (1989)||10ºF (1982)|
|June||70ºF||40ºF||55ºF||1.32"||80ºF (2000||25ºF (1970)|
|July||75ºF||46ºF||61ºF||2.29"||88ºF (1989)||32ºF (1992)|
|Aug.||73ºF||45ºF||59ºF||2.50"||85ºF (1995)||30ºF (1992)|
|Sept.||67ºF||37ºF||52ºF||1.08"||83ºF (1978)||8ºF (1965)|
|Oct.||57ºF||26ºF||41ºF||0.74"||79ºF (1980)||-2ºF (1979)|
|Nov.||42ºF||14ºF||28ºF||0.49"||65ºF (1999)||-33ºF (1972)|
|Dec.||32ºF||2ºF||17ºF||0.39"||58ºF (1995)||-40ºF (1978)|