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2019 Compare Climate & Weather:
Ouray, CO vs Seattle, WA

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Highlights

On average, there are 152 sunny days per year in Seattle. Ouray averages 242 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Seattle, Washington gets 38 inches of rain, on average, per year. Ouray, Colorado gets 24.3 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Seattle averages 4.6 inches of snow per year. Ouray averages 133.6 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Seattle, Washington
Summer High:
the July high is around 75.8 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 37
Rain: averages 38 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4.6 inches of snow a year

Ouray, Colorado
Summer High:
the July high is around 77.4 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 12.3
Rain: averages 24.3 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 133.6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Seattle

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Seattle is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Washington.

7.5 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Seattle, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Ouray

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Ouray is 6.1 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Colorado.

6.1 / 10
July, June and August are the most pleasant months in Ouray, while December and January are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Ouray, CO

5 PM PST

Patchy Blowing Snow

18°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TonightPatchy Blowing Snow10° / 26°WNW 15 to 25 mph
Monday NightPatchy Blowing Snow then Mostly Clear17° / 38°WNW 15 to 25 mph
Tuesday NightMostly Clear24° / 35°W 10 to 15 mph
Wednesday NightChance Snow Showers15° / 27°NW 15 mph
Thursday NightMostly Clear14° / 41°NNE 5 to 10 mph
Friday NightClear22° / 43°WSW 10 mph
Saturday NightMostly Clear25° / 38°SSW 10 to 15 mph

Today's Weather - Seattle, WA

5 PM PST

Rain Showers Likely

53°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonRain Showers Likely54° / 51°SSW 14 mph
MondayRain Showers58° / 55°S 14 to 20 mph
TuesdayChance Rain Showers60° / 48°NE 7 to 16 mph
WednesdayPartly Sunny58° / 46°N 6 to 14 mph
ThursdayMostly Sunny61° / 50°NNE 2 to 6 mph
FridayChance Rain Showers59° / 44°NE 1 to 7 mph
SaturdaySlight Chance Rain Showers53° / 41°ESE 2 to 7 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthOuray, COSeattle, WA
January36° / 12°48° / 37°
February38° / 15°51° / 37°
March44° / 22°54° / 40°
April52° / 28°59° / 43°
May62° / 36°65° / 48°
June73° / 43°70° / 53°
July77° / 49°76° / 57°
August74° / 49°76° / 57°
September68° / 42°71° / 53°
October57° / 31°60° / 46°
November44° / 22°52° / 40°
December36° / 13°46° / 36°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Ouray / Seattle
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 031 / 69 / 188 / 1
February0 / 028 / 59 / 158 / 1
March0 / 027 / 210 / 179 / 0
April0 / 021 / 010 / 156 / 0
May0 / 010 / 08 / 122 / 0
June0 / 02 / 06 / 100 / 0
July0 / 10 / 012 / 60 / 0
August0 / 00 / 015 / 50 / 0
September0 / 04 / 011 / 80 / 0
October0 / 016 / 08 / 132 / 0
November0 / 026 / 38 / 196 / 0
December0 / 030 / 79 / 188 / 1
July is the hottest month for Ouray with an average high temperature of 77.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Colorado. In Ouray, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Ouray are July, August and June.

August is the hottest month for Seattle with an average high temperature of 76.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Washington. In Seattle, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Seattle are August, July and September.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Ouray with an average of 12.3°. This is colder than most places in Colorado.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Seattle with an average of 35.9°. This is one of the warmest places in Washington.



In Ouray, there are 0.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Colorado.

In Seattle, there are 1.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Washington.



In Ouray, there are 195.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Colorado.

In Seattle, there are 24.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Washington.



In Ouray, there are 10.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Colorado.

In Seattle, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Washington.



August is the wettest month in Ouray with 2.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 1.2 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 27% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 24.3 inches in Ouray means that it is one of the wettest places in Colorado.


November is the wettest month in Seattle with 6.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 39% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 38.0 inches in Seattle means that it is about average compared to other places in Washington.


August is the rainiest month in Ouray with 15.0 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 6.2 rainy days. There are 114.6 rainy days annually in Ouray, which is one of the rainiest places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.

November is the rainiest month in Seattle with 18.7 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 5.3 rainy days. There are 155.3 rainy days annually in Seattle, which is about average compared to other places in Washington. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 13% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 133.6 inches in Ouray means that it is one of the snowiest places in Colorado.

An annual snowfall of 4.6 inches in Seattle means that it is about average compared to other places in Washington.



March is the snowiest month in Ouray with 26.4 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.

December is the snowiest month in Seattle with 2.1 inches of snow, and 4 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 Ouray    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
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re: - 4/2/2009
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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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81427
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