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Denver, CO vs Colorado Springs, CO

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Highlights

On average, there are 243 sunny days per year in Colorado Springs. Denver averages 245 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Colorado Springs, Colorado gets 18.4 inches of rain, on average, per year. Denver, Colorado gets 16.7 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Colorado Springs averages 57.3 inches of snow per year. Denver averages 60.2 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Summer High:
the July high is around 84.2 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 18.4 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 57.3 inches of snow a year

Denver, Colorado
Summer High:
the July high is around 88.9 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17.9
Rain: averages 16.7 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 60.2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Colorado Springs

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Colorado Springs is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Colorado.

7.1 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Colorado Springs, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Denver

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Denver is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Colorado.

7.3 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Denver, while December and January are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Denver, CO

7 AM PST

Chance Showers And Thunderstorms

55°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonChance Showers And Thunderstorms77° / 55°NE 10 mph
WednesdaySunny89° / 57°SSE 6 to 9 mph
ThursdaySunny91° / 57°S 6 to 12 mph
FridaySunny87° / 56°N 8 to 12 mph
SaturdaySunny90° / 59°S 9 mph
SundaySunny89° / 56°SSW 10 mph
MondaySunny83° / 51°W 10 mph

Today's Weather - Colorado Springs, CO

7 AM PST

Mostly Clear

54°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightMostly Clear48° / 85°ENE 5 mph
Saturday NightMostly Clear56° / 83°NNE 5 to 15 mph
Sunday NightMostly Clear51° / 70°W 10 to 15 mph
Monday NightChance Rain Showers40° / 67°N 10 to 15 mph
Tuesday NightClear42° / 80°SSW 5 to 10 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Clear47° / 82°SW 10 mph
Thursday NightMostly Clear46° / 76°N 10 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthDenver, COColorado Springs, CO
January47° / 18°43° / 17°
February48° / 20°45° / 19°
March56° / 27°51° / 25°
April63° / 35°59° / 32°
May71° / 44°69° / 41°
June82° / 53°79° / 50°
July89° / 59°84° / 56°
August86° / 58°81° / 54°
September78° / 48°74° / 46°
October66° / 36°63° / 35°
November54° / 25°51° / 24°
December45° / 17°42° / 17°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Denver / Colorado Springs
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 030 / 305 / 45 / 4
February0 / 026 / 265 / 45 / 4
March0 / 023 / 257 / 75 / 6
April0 / 011 / 158 / 84 / 4
May1 / 01 / 310 / 101 / 1
June6 / 20 / 08 / 100 / 0
July15 / 70 / 08 / 110 / 0
August9 / 20 / 09 / 130 / 0
September3 / 01 / 17 / 70 / 0
October0 / 09 / 116 / 52 / 2
November0 / 024 / 246 / 54 / 4
December0 / 030 / 305 / 55 / 4
July is the hottest month for Denver with an average high temperature of 88.9°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Colorado. In Denver, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Denver are September, June and May.

July is the hottest month for Colorado Springs with an average high temperature of 84.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Colorado. In Colorado Springs, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Colorado Springs are June, August and September.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Denver with an average of 16.9°. This is warmer than most places in Colorado.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Colorado Springs with an average of 16.7°. This is warmer than most places in Colorado.



In Denver, there are 33.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Colorado.

In Colorado Springs, there are 12.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Colorado.



In Denver, there are 155.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Colorado.

In Colorado Springs, there are 164.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Colorado.



In Denver, there are 5.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Colorado.

In Colorado Springs, there are 5.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Colorado.



May is the wettest month in Denver with 2.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 36% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 16.7 inches in Denver means that it is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


August is the wettest month in Colorado Springs with 3.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 48% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 18.4 inches in Colorado Springs means that it is wetter than most places in Colorado.


May is the rainiest month in Denver with 10.1 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.7 rainy days. There are 83.1 rainy days annually in Denver, which is rainier than most places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.

August is the rainiest month in Colorado Springs with 12.8 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.1 rainy days. There are 87.9 rainy days annually in Colorado Springs, which is rainier than most places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 38% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 15% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 60.2 inches in Denver means that it is about average compared to other places in Colorado.

An annual snowfall of 57.3 inches in Colorado Springs means that it is about average compared to other places in Colorado.



March is the snowiest month in Denver with 11.7 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.

March is the snowiest month in Colorado Springs with 11.9 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.


DID YOU KNOW?

Many people confuse Weather and Climate, but they are different. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, while Climate refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

Weather, more specifically, refers to how the atmosphere behaves and its effects on life and human activities. Most people think of Weather in terms of what can be observed: temperature, humidity, precipitation, and cloudy/sunny conditions. Weather conditions constantly change on a minute-to-minute basis.

Climate is a record of the average weather conditions for a given place over a long period of time, often referred to as Climate Normals. A 30-year period of record is a common requirement to be considered a Climate Normal.


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