The best times to visit Rocky Ford for ideal weather are

April 23rd to June 17th

or

August 6th to October 14th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.


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Weather in Rocky Ford

Temperature

Average temperatures in Rocky Ford vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice between summer and winter. The temperatures feel cold for about half the year, and too hot for part of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 41st percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Rocky Ford, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 97.4°F (36.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.8°F (18.2°C) at night.

Rocky Ford Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Rocky Ford Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

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Rocky Ford Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Rocky Ford Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan46.429.716.8
Feb49.73320.4
Mar6545.630.4
Apr71.65337.9
May80.662.847.5
Jun93.274.858.7
Jul95.97963.9
Aug94.577.162.2
Sep87.869.253.5
Oct73.454.539.6
Nov60.341.827
Dec46.730.517.9

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan8-1.3-8.4
Feb9.80.6-6.4
Mar18.37.6-0.9
Apr2211.73.3
May2717.18.6
Jun3423.814.8
Jul35.526.117.7
Aug34.725.116.8
Sep3120.711.9
Oct2312.54.2
Nov15.75.4-2.8
Dec8.2-0.8-7.8


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Rocky Ford are January, October, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early August with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.

When can you find snow in Rocky Ford? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Rocky Ford.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Rocky Ford (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan1%00.2
Feb3%00.3
Mar8%00.5
Apr8%00.7
May5%00.6
Jun9%01.1
Jul12%01.7
Aug9%01.4
Sep7%00.5
Oct2%00.2
Nov4%00.3
Dec4%00.2

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan100.5
Feb300.8
Mar801.3
Apr801.8
May501.5
Jun902.8
Jul1204.3
Aug903.6
Sep701.3
Oct200.5
Nov400.8
Dec400.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Rocky Ford has some comfortably humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is June (31.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (47.2%).

Wind in Rocky Ford is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by May and June. April’s average wind speed of around 11 knots (12.6 MPH or 20.3 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late April where average top sustained speeds reach 22.8 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Rocky Ford.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan7.6Gentle breeze15.5Significant breeze
Feb8.3Gentle breeze17.3Strong breeze
Mar9.2Gentle breeze18.8Significant breeze
Apr11Significant breeze22Very strong breeze
May9.8Gentle breeze20.8Significant breeze
Jun9.3Gentle breeze20.9Strong breeze
Jul8Gentle breeze20Significant breeze
Aug7.8Gentle breeze18.5Strong breeze
Sep7.8Gentle breeze16.2Significant breeze
Oct8Gentle breeze15.9Significant breeze
Nov8Gentle breeze16.2Significant breeze
Dec7.8Gentle breeze15.7Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan47.1%
Feb46.5%
Mar32.8%
Apr32.4%
May33.6%
Jun31.2%
Jul34.9%
Aug36.7%
Sep34.4%
Oct37.3%
Nov36.3%
Dec47.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Rocky Ford?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Rocky Ford, CO, US is August, followed by April and July. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Rocky Ford in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 38.5 in November means 38.5% of the tourists vs. August.


Overall Rocky Ford Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 88.7°F (31.5°C) and 55.3°F (12.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Rocky Ford, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 91°F (32.8°C) and 54.6°F (12.6°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Rocky Ford to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 55.3°F (12.9°C) and 41.7°F (5.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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