Colton, CA Climate


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The climate in Colton, CA is quite mild and temperate. During the summer months, temperatures reach an average high of 91 degrees Fahrenheit and lows rarely drop below 65 degrees. Temperatures during the winter months tend to stay within a range of 59 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit. The area receives about 11 inches of rain per year on average. Snowfall is very rare, with an average maximum accumulation of less than one inch each year. This makes Colton a great city for people who enjoy pleasant weather without extreme temperatures or precipitation extremes.

Colton, California gets 12 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Colton averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 281 sunny days per year in Colton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Colton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 36 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 95 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 43
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Colton is 8.6 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in California.

7.9 Summer - 8.6 Winter
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Colton, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateColton, CaliforniaUnited States
  12.2 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  35.5 days106.2 days
  281 days205 days
  94.9°85.8°
  42.6°21.7°
  8.67
  5.74.3
  1004 ft.2443 ft.
Climate
YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

August is the hottest month for Colton with an average high temperature of 96.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in California. In Colton, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Colton are April, November and May.
In Colton, there are 102.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in California.
December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Colton with an average of 41.5°. This is warmer than most places in California.
In Colton, there are 2.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.
In Colton, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in California.
Humidity in Colton is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.
February is the wettest month in Colton with 3.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 59% of yearly precipitation and 2% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.2 inches in Colton means that it is drier than most places in California.
February is the rainiest month in Colton with 6.5 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 35.5 rainy days annually in Colton, which is less rainy than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 48% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 5% chance of a rainy day.
There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Colton, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Colton.
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