Situated at the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek, Pueblo is considered to be semi-arid with approximately 14 inches of annual precipitation. Located at the crossing of U.S. Highway 50 and Interstate 25, Pueblo is an important part of the Front Range Urban Corridor. As one of the largest steel-producing cities in the United States, and located just 45 miles south of Colorado Springs, Pueblo is widely considered to be the economic hub of Southeastern Colorado. (See this link for Colorado Springs weather) Pueblo has also become known for renewable energy as solar companies and a plant for manufacturing the towers for wind turbines move into the area.
In addition to being referred to as “Steel City”, Pueblo is hometown to four recipients of the Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government, Pueblo was recognized by Congress as the “Home of Heroes” in 1993. Pueblo is also well known as the home of the Federal Citizen Information Center and the Consumer Information Catalog. For years, public service announcements have invited American citizens to write for information at “Pueblo, Colorado 81004”.
The National Weather Service (NWS) offices are also located in Pueblo, Colorado, providing the voice of all weather hazards in continuous broadcasts across the country. Operating 24 hours a day, every day of the year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio is a computer-based broadcasting system that automatically translates NWS forecasts, advisories, warnings and other text into voice messages for broadcast over radio signals.
At a relatively low elevation of just under 5,000 feet, mild weather and low humidity levels, Pueblo residents enjoy a variety of year-round outdoor recreation options including a new urban kayak course and bike trails. In stark contrast to Pueblo's arid climate, Lake Pueblo State Park offers swimming, fishing, and boating options in addition to picnicking and camping with the scenic backdrop of the Greenhorn and Wet mountain ranges. At nearly 10,000 acres, Lake Pueblo State park is a year-round recreation resource for Pueblo residents and visitors.
The average temperature ranges in Pueblo in January are between 14° Fahrenheit, -10° Celsius and 45° Fahrenheit, 7° Celsius. The average temperature ranges in July are between 59° Fahrenheit, 15° Celsius and 91° Fahrenheit, 33°° Celsius.
Very recently, a new high temperature of 109° Fahrenheit, 42.7° Celsius was recorded for Pueblo, Colorado on July 14, 2003. The record low for Pueblo was -29° Fahrenheit, -33.8° Celsius on January 4th, 1959. The United States' National Weather Service (NWS) records indicate that Pueblo received the most snow measured in a single day – 11.6 inches – on January 19, 1990.
The highest weather related risks in Pueblo are lightning and hail storms, both of which are typically summer hazards. One of Colorado's most costly storms occurred recently in July, 2009, when homes and vehicles across Pueblo were pounded by golf and tennis ball-sized hail and treacherous weather. Pueblo's reported damage due to this most recent hailstorm was estimated at over $105 million in insurance losses. Dramatic changes are normal for Colorado weather. Pueblo is no exception. Turn to Weather Pueblo.com for up to the minute reporting and weather forecasting.
April 9, 2013
April 8, 2013
June 24, 2012
December 2, 2011
December 2, 2011
December 2, 2011