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Denver, CO vs Albuquerque, NM

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Highlights

On average, there are 280 sunny days per year in Albuquerque. Denver averages 245 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Albuquerque, New Mexico gets 11.1 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.

Albuquerque averages 10.6 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

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Summer High:
the July high is around 91.8 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 23.5
Rain: averages 11.1 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 10.6 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
Albuquerque

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Albuquerque is 7.8 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in New Mexico.

7.8 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Albuquerque, 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

4 AM PST

Partly Cloudy

28°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TonightPartly Cloudy44° / 54°SSW 10 mph
Thursday NightAreas Of Freezing Drizzle24° / 42°NE 6 to 16 mph
Friday NightPartly Cloudy29° / 66°SSE 6 mph
Saturday NightRain And Snow Likely19° / 22°NNE 17 mph
Sunday NightSnow10° / 24°NNE 7 mph
Monday NightChance Light Snow8° / 39°S 5 mph
Tuesday NightMostly Clear22° / 50°SW 7 mph

Today's Weather - Albuquerque, NM

4 AM PST

Partly Cloudy

43°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightPartly Cloudy42° / 79°NW 5 mph
Saturday NightMostly Cloudy53° / 76°SW 5 to 15 mph
Sunday NightMostly Cloudy then Chance Rain Showers36° / 44°S 10 to 15 mph
Monday NightRain And Snow Likely25° / 46°E 5 to 15 mph
Tuesday NightSlight Chance Snow Showers28° / 50°NE 5 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Clear30° / 61°NW 5 mph
Thursday NightClear33° / 63°NE 5 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthDenver, COAlbuquerque, NM
January47° / 18°49° / 24°
February48° / 20°54° / 27°
March56° / 27°62° / 33°
April63° / 35°71° / 40°
May71° / 44°80° / 49°
June82° / 53°90° / 57°
July89° / 59°92° / 63°
August86° / 58°89° / 62°
September78° / 48°82° / 55°
October66° / 36°71° / 43°
November54° / 25°57° / 31°
December45° / 17°48° / 24°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Denver / Albuquerque
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 030 / 285 / 45 / 2
February0 / 026 / 225 / 45 / 1
March0 / 023 / 147 / 55 / 1
April0 / 011 / 48 / 34 / 0
May1 / 21 / 010 / 41 / 0
June6 / 150 / 08 / 40 / 0
July15 / 210 / 08 / 80 / 0
August9 / 140 / 09 / 90 / 0
September3 / 31 / 07 / 60 / 0
October0 / 09 / 36 / 52 / 0
November0 / 024 / 176 / 34 / 1
December0 / 030 / 275 / 45 / 2
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 Albuquerque with an average high temperature of 91.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in New Mexico. In Albuquerque, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Albuquerque are May, September and April.


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

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Albuquerque with an average of 23.5°. This is warmer than most places in New Mexico.



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

In Albuquerque, there are 55.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New Mexico.



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 Albuquerque, there are 113.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New Mexico.



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 Albuquerque, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in New Mexico.



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 Albuquerque with 1.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 11.1 inches in Albuquerque means that it is drier than most places in New Mexico.


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 Albuquerque with 8.6 days of rain, and November is the driest month with only 3.3 rainy days. There are 57.4 rainy days annually in Albuquerque, which is about average compared to other places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 35% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% 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 10.6 inches in Albuquerque means that it is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.



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

December is the snowiest month in Albuquerque with 3.2 inches of snow, and 6 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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