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Fort Collins, CO vs Cedar Rapids, IA

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Highlights

On average, there are 193 sunny days per year in Cedar Rapids. Fort Collins averages 237 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa gets 36 inches of rain, on average, per year. Fort Collins, Colorado gets 15.6 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Cedar Rapids averages 28.3 inches of snow per year. Fort Collins averages 48.1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Summer High:
the July high is around 84.1 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 11.4
Rain: averages 36 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 28.3 inches of snow a year

Fort Collins, Colorado
Summer High:
the July high is around 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 15.3
Rain: averages 15.6 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 48.1 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Cedar Rapids

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Cedar Rapids is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Iowa.

6.9 / 10
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Cedar Rapids, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Fort Collins

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Fort Collins is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Colorado.

7.2 / 10
August, June and September are the most pleasant months in Fort Collins, while December and January are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Fort Collins, CO

6 AM PST

Sunny

35°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
Columbus DaySunny71° / 33°WNW 2 to 7 mph
TuesdaySunny59° / 33°SE 3 to 7 mph
WednesdayMostly Sunny73° / 40°SSW 2 mph
ThursdayMostly Sunny79° / 41°SW 2 mph
FridayMostly Sunny65° / 36°WNW 6 mph
SaturdayMostly Sunny61° / 34°WSW 3 to 7 mph
SundayChance Rain And Snow Showers52° / 31°WNW 5 to 12 mph

Today's Weather - Cedar Rapids, IA

6 AM PST

Widespread Frost then Sunny

36°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
Columbus DayWidespread Frost then Sunny57° / 45°SW 0 to 5 mph
TuesdaySlight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms then Partly Sunny55° / 41°W 10 to 20 mph
WednesdayMostly Cloudy52° / 35°NW 10 to 15 mph
ThursdaySunny58° / 44°S 0 to 5 mph
FridayPartly Sunny then Slight Chance Rain Showers65° / 49°S 5 to 15 mph
SaturdaySlight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms66° / 51°SW 5 mph
SundayChance Showers And Thunderstorms65° / 52°S 5 to 10 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthFort Collins, COCedar Rapids, IA
January44° / 15°29° / 11°
February46° / 18°34° / 16°
March54° / 26°47° / 27°
April62° / 33°62° / 38°
May71° / 43°72° / 49°
June81° / 51°81° / 59°
July87° / 57°84° / 63°
August85° / 55°82° / 61°
September76° / 46°75° / 52°
October64° / 34°63° / 40°
November51° / 23°47° / 29°
December42° / 15°32° / 16°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Fort Collins / Cedar Rapids
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 030 / 305 / 74 / 5
February0 / 027 / 266 / 65 / 4
March0 / 025 / 227 / 85 / 2
April0 / 013 / 810 / 113 / 1
May1 / 01 / 111 / 120 / 0
June4 / 30 / 010 / 120 / 0
July12 / 50 / 09 / 100 / 0
August6 / 40 / 09 / 90 / 0
September1 / 11 / 18 / 80 / 0
October0 / 011 / 77 / 81 / 0
November0 / 026 / 196 / 84 / 1
December0 / 030 / 295 / 84 / 5
July is the hottest month for Fort Collins with an average high temperature of 87.0°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Colorado. In Fort Collins, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Fort Collins are September, June and August.

July is the hottest month for Cedar Rapids with an average high temperature of 84.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Iowa. In Cedar Rapids, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Cedar Rapids are September, June and August.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Fort Collins with an average of 14.9°. This is about average compared to other places in Colorado.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Cedar Rapids with an average of 11.4°. This is warmer than most places in Iowa.



In Fort Collins, there are 23.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Colorado.

In Cedar Rapids, there are 12.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Iowa.



In Fort Collins, there are 163.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Colorado.

In Cedar Rapids, there are 141.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Iowa.



In Fort Collins, there are 7.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Colorado.

In Cedar Rapids, there are 15.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Iowa.



May is the wettest month in Fort Collins with 2.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 39% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 15.6 inches in Fort Collins means that it is drier than most places in Colorado.


June is the wettest month in Cedar Rapids with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 39% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 36.0 inches in Cedar Rapids means that it is about average compared to other places in Iowa.


May is the rainiest month in Fort Collins with 11.2 days of rain, and December is the driest month with only 4.5 rainy days. There are 89.8 rainy days annually in Fort Collins, which is rainier than most places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.

June is the rainiest month in Cedar Rapids with 11.5 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 6.2 rainy days. There are 105.0 rainy days annually in Cedar Rapids, which is rainier than most places in Iowa. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 48.1 inches in Fort Collins means that it is about average compared to other places in Colorado.

An annual snowfall of 28.3 inches in Cedar Rapids means that it is less snowy than most places in Iowa.



March is the snowiest month in Fort Collins with 10.9 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.

December is the snowiest month in Cedar Rapids with 8.1 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.


Reviews for Fort Collins    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't... Read More

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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

Reviews for Cedar Rapids    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't... Read More

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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

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