Powderhorn, Colorado

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Powderhorn, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Powderhorn is located in Colorado
Powderhorn
Powderhorn
Powderhorn is located in the US
Powderhorn
Powderhorn
Coordinates: 38°16′36″N 107°05′43″W / 38.27667°N 107.09528°W / 38.27667; -107.09528Coordinates: 38°16′36″N 107°05′43″W / 38.27667°N 107.09528°W / 38.27667; -107.09528
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Gunnison[1]
Elevation[1] 8,097 ft (2,468 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 81243
Area code(s) 970
GNIS feature ID 0204752

Powderhorn is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. The Powderhorn Post Office has the ZIP Code 81243.[2]

A post office called Powderhorn was established in 1880.[3] Some say the community was named from a nearby landform in the shape of a powderhorn, while others believe an old powderhorn found near the town site caused the name to be selected.[4]

Geography[edit]

Powderhorn is located at 38°16′36″N 107°05′43″W / 38.27667°N 107.09528°W / 38.27667; -107.09528 (38.276732,-107.095242).

Climate[edit]

Climate type is dominated by the winter season, a long, bitterly cold period with short, clear days, relatively little precipitation mostly in the form of snow, and low humidity. The Köppen Climate Classification sub-type for this climate is "Dfc" (Continental Subarctic Climate).[5]

Climate data for Powderhorn, Colorado
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −3
(27)
1
(33)
7
(44)
13
(55)
19
(67)
25
(77)
28
(83)
27
(81)
23
(73)
16
(61)
7
(45)
−1
(30)
13
(56)
Average low °C (°F) −18
(−1)
−16
(4)
−9
(16)
−4
(25)
1
(33)
4
(40)
8
(47)
8
(47)
3
(38)
−2
(28)
−8
(17)
−16
(4)
−4
(25)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 23
(0.9)
18
(0.7)
13
(0.5)
13
(0.5)
13
(0.5)
15
(0.6)
28
(1.1)
33
(1.3)
30
(1)
23
(0.9)
15
(0.6)
20
(0.8)
241
(9.5)
Source: Weatherbase [6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. January 2, 2007. Retrieved January 2, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Dawson, John Frank. Place names in Colorado: why 700 communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. Denver, CO: The J. Frank Dawson Publishing Co. p. 42. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Powderhorn, Colorado
  6. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on August 3, 2013.