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Rye is a Statutory Town in Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. It is part of the Pueblo, Colorado Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 202 at the 2000 census.A post office called Rye has been in operation since 1881. Some say the community was named for the wild rye native to the area, while others believe the place is named for rye whiskey.GeographyRye is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1sqmi, all of it land.ClimateRye has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), a climate type that is common in the eastern United States, but very rare in this region of the country; steppe (Köppen BSk, BSh) or subtropical highland climates (Köppen Cwb) are more common in higher-altitude parts of this region. This isolated pocket of humid subtropical climate exists due to the orographic enhancement of precipitation levels and summers still being just hot enough to qualify for the climate type. Despite its exceptional classification, Rye has much in common with other locations in its part of Colorado. Although conditions are not wet at any time of year, there is increased precipitation in March and April, as well as a snowfall maximum in March, with the snowiest periods being November and January through April. The North American Monsoon creates a second wet period in June and July. This climate features summers with hot daytime temperatures and mild to cool nights, along with chilly and somewhat snowy winters. Typical of its region, winters are quite variable, with December–February temperatures having ranged from as low as −36°F to as high as 76°F. The all-time record high is 101°F, set on June 21, 1981, and the all-time record low is −36°F, set on January 12, 1963.Make the most of your holiday in Rye by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our United States vacation planner.
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