Colorado Springs, Colorado 

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Climate in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado gets 18 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Colorado Springs averages 57 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

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

Colorado Springs gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 88 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 57 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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.

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

Climate Averages
  Colorado Springs, ColoradoUnited States
  18.4 in.38.1 in.
  57.3 in.27.8 in.
  87.9 days106.2 days
  243 days205 days
  84.2°85.8°
  17.0°21.7°
  7.17
  5.34.3
  6010 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.


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 Colorado Springs with an average of 16.7°. This is warmer 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 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 Colorado Springs, there are 5.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most 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.


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 57.3 inches in Colorado Springs means that it is about average compared to other places in Colorado. March is the snowiest month in Colorado Springs with 11.9 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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