2020-2021 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.

To see long term forecasts for the entire year, pick up a copy of The 2021 Old Farmer’s Almanac, available online and in stores.

Note: Long range forecasts are regional, not city-specific.

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December 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Desert Southwest
DatesWeather Conditions
Dec 1-4Sunny, warm
Dec 5-11Showers, then sunny, cold
Dec 12-17Rainy periods, wet snow east
Dec 18-23Sunny; cold east, mild west
Dec 24-31Snow showers east, then sunny, cold
Decembertemperature 46° (2° below avg.)
precipitation 0.4" (0.1" below avg.)

January 2021 Long Range Weather Forecast for Desert Southwest
DatesWeather Conditions
Jan 1-11Sunny, turning warm
Jan 12-17Showers east; sunny, mild west
Jan 18-27Sunny; cool east, mild west
Jan 28-31Rainy periods, mild
Januarytemperature 49° (1° below avg. east, 3° above west)
precipitation 0.5" (avg.)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2020 to October 2021

Winter will be colder and drier than normal, with the coldest periods in mid- and late December and mid- and late February. Snowfall will be below normal in most areas that normally receive snow, with the snowiest periods in late December and late February. April and May will be cooler than normal in the east and warmer in the west, with above-normal rainfall. Summer will be cooler than normal, with near-normal rainfall. The hottest periods will occur in mid-June and late August. September and October will be cooler than normal, with near- to slightly above-normal precipitation.

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 (Durango), NEVADA (Henderson, Las Vegas, Paradise, Spring Valley, Sunrise Manor), NEW MEXICO (Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Santa Fe), TEXAS (El Paso, San Elizario, Socorro).

Desert Southwest Neighboring Regions

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

Temperature and Precipitation November 2020 to October 2021

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2020 to October 2021 for Cortez, CO

Reader Comments

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You clicked on the wrong zone--

There's another zone Show Low would fall into. Back out to the big map and click the area that includes Flagstaff.

I live in the Valley- so I know what you mean, but the overall predictions from the Old Farmer's Almanac are very good year after year.

Re: The cold.....

My only hope is that the hard freezes don't hit for as long as possible in Santa Fe. I have beautiful melons I want to ripen, and I give them probably at least 30 days. I have frost blankets, I have bottles that I will mostly likely leave inter mixed in the garden as they will warm during the night. Any other suggestions?

Average = (High + Low) ÷ 2

It seems that most of these comments are considering the average High temperatures for your areas, which is why this number seems low. The average temperature consists of both the daily high and the daily low (please see formula above for finding the average). In my area the averages listed in this reference have been spot on.

I appreciate having a free reference with all this data well organized and accessible.

Good point, but data is still off.

You’re doing good in showing those who don’t understand, the formula and how it works. The only problem is that they’re predictions have been precise but inaccurate. The past 3 months their data has been precisely wrong in the Southwest. June’s prediction called for above average temperatures (wrong). July and August called for low temps and high precipitation: Also wrong.

I think it really does matter where you are.

We're south of Tucson and the predictions have been dead on. Cooler than our average and much, much wetter. If this winter is a repeat of last winter, we're in for a ride.

Dead on for Las Cruces

These predictions nailed it here in Las Cruces. It's been wet and hot but temperatures are lower than the usual for August and September. So much rain that grass is growing where there is usually just sand and hardscrabble. The trees have been blooming very nicely from all the moisture.

Temps in AZ.

I agree with Nancy Cook. It has already been 113° here in Glendale AZ and averaging 85-87° at nite. Old Farmers Almanac didn't take into consideration manufactured weather and now we have these HOT Santa Ana winds just like Ca. Low desert area sucks in the Summertime and that's why I'm going back to the forest in higher elevation. Stay cool y'all!!!

WAY OFF

The average for Gilbert AZ in July is 100-103 and it goes up after that through September. This is not even funny, it's so wrong.

Average temps

Yes, I agree that's way low. Perhaps they're combining both high and low temps together to come up with the average?

Average daily is not average high

This is the average daily temp (Xbar). the mean of the sum of the day divided by the time of the day.

This seems completely reasonable. My house in Tucson has a morning temp of 60 and a high of 103.

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