2019-2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Cortez, CO

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See long range weather forecasts for the next 60 days from The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Our long range forecasts can be used to make more informed decisions about future plans that depend on the weather, from vacations and weddings to sporting events and outdoor activities.

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August 2019 Long Range Weather Forecast for Desert Southwest
DatesWeather Conditions
Aug 1-11Isolated t-storms, warm
Aug 12-22Scattered t-storms; cool east, hot west
Aug 23-31Sunny, cool east; isolated t-storms, hot west
Augusttemperature 84.5° (2° below avg. east, 1° above west)
precipitation 0.5" (1" below avg.)

September 2019 Long Range Weather Forecast for Desert Southwest
DatesWeather Conditions
Sep 1-5Sunny, hot
Sep 6-8Sunny, cool
Sep 9-17Rain and t-storms, cool east; sunny, warm west
Sep 18-24Sunny; cool east, warm west
Sep 25-30Scattered showers, warm
Septembertemperature 78° (3° below avg. east, 1° above west)
precipitation 2" (2" above avg. east, avg. west)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2019 to October 2020

Winter will be colder than normal, with cold weather predominant from mid-December to mid-January and in mid-February. Precipitation and snowfall will be above normal in the east and below normal in the west. The snowiest periods will be in mid- to late December, mid-January, and mid-February. April and May will be cooler than normal, on average, with rainfall below normal in the east and above normal in the west. Summer will be slightly cooler and drier than normal. The hottest periods will occur in early to mid-June and early and late July. September and October will be cooler and drier than normal in the east and near normal in the west.

Map showing Old Farmer's Almanac long range weather region number 14

About the Desert Southwest Region

The Desert Southwest long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: ARIZONA (Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson), CALIFORNIA (Brawley, Calexico, Coachella, El Centro, Indio), COLORADO (Cortez, Dolores, Durango, Mancos, Towaoc), NEVADA (Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Pahrump, Winchester), NEW MEXICO (Albuquerque, Farmington, Las Cruces, Roswell, Santa Fe), TEXAS (El Paso, Fabens, Pecos, San Elizario, Socorro), UTAH (Aneth, Blanding, Bluff, Montezuma Creek, White Mesa).

Desert Southwest Neighboring Regions

Here are the regions that neighbor the Desert Southwest long range weather region:

Temperature and Precipitation November 2019 to October 2020

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2019 to October 2020 for Cortez, CO

Reader Comments

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Third summer in New Mexico

So this was my third summer living in the New Mexican Chihuahuan desert and I have to say it definitely gets hotter than Hades, we were in the triple digits since about late April and many weeks it was well over 110 degrees, being originally from the great lakes area it was a huge change to adopt to from not only the climate but the elevation, during the summer in the great lakes region you swelter from the humidity and in the winter months you freeze from the bitter cold, snow and ice, comparing the two climates I will take the desert any day over the great lakes climate, I love the desert.

Its a dry heat :)

Lived in the southwest part of Arizona most of my life. I have lived up in Maine for 2 years just 20 minutes north of Bangor. Its just opposite from what I experienced in Arizona. During the summer in Arizona, I stayed in AC'ed buildings and cars. During the winter its the ooposite, I stayed inside heated buildings and cars. That's bout it.

As weather

I visited my friends in Phoenix twice from Portland Oregon . Would not live in dusty hot city! Then they moved to Tucson. Visited twice, was warned...hot hot summer, stay inside. Love the heat. Love monsoon. Go out early morn and late evening. I live in Green Valley. I love it.

AZ sucks..

Its a lousy place to visit let alone live..been here for two years now..half way between PHX and Tucson..I miss the puget sound area..and the thing is the state and counties could fix this but they are poor and corrupt..just like the residents..AZ will be out of water in 20 years..

You are welcome to leave our wonderful state

If you think AZ is so bad, please leave ASAP. It will make our state that much more beautiful.

AZ Sucks

My friend JD, I lived in Seattle for 20 years of my life, I have lived in eastern Washington which is much better but Seattle SUCKS big time. rains almost every day, dark and glumly, and when the sun does come out on a weekend which is very rare, everyone heads to the beach or parks and that sucks. Can't even find a parking spot. Seattle has the highest rate of suicides in the US not because its a good place to live but because it sucks! We may be out of water in several years but the is our Governments in Nevada, California and Arizona's fault, not the people of Arizona Go home Mr. negative. If you don't like it hear, leave! Call me, I'll help you pack!

AZ sucks

I strongly beg to differ! I was born in Gallup N.M. close to the Arizona border. I was raised in Albuquerque but always loved driving west through Gallup toward Tucson. The Sonoran desert is gorgeous especially early morning and sunset. Saying "AZ sucks" because you don't like it is unfair. Two years is hardly time enough to form a solid opinion. The good news is you have a choice and if you believe AZ sucks you can choose to return to your home roots. Adios!

AZ sucks

i am a life-long resident of tucson, az. as a youth the heat didn't get to me as much; with age i have come to really have a problem with it, especially since our summers last so long. that being said, AZ doesn't suck. the sonoran desert is lush and beautiful with very diverse wild life and plant life. outside of the desert, our chaparrals and forests are also lovely. our geological formations are fantastic, our sunsets are breath taking and the night sky is fantastic for astronomical exploration. the cultural diversity is rich and extensive.
yes, our government is corrupt, overly conservative and moreover ineffective and wanting. and yes, we have a lot of poor residents. it is unfortunate that you've had a bad experience with people here but the main thing that keeps my husband and me in the southwest is the culture and those insolvent residents who have been so solid, friendly and generous. they may be underprivileged but share what they have.

Az

If you do not like the AZ and your from the Northwest you probably need to pack up and go home.

I have lived on Tucson all my

I have lived on Tucson all my life and move anywhere else. You have to see the national parks hot for about 3 months of the year. Cool and even cold dec thru March! Love it.

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