Aspen, Colorado 

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Climate in Aspen, Colorado

Aspen, Colorado gets 20 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Aspen averages 153 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 246 sunny days per year in Aspen. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Aspen gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 111 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 7
Rain: averages 20 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 153 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Aspen is 5.9 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Colorado.

5.9 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Aspen, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Aspen, ColoradoUnited States
  19.8 in.38.1 in.
  152.6 in.27.8 in.
  110.7 days106.2 days
  246 days205 days
  79.6°85.8°
  6.8°21.7°
  5.97
  5.84.3
  7890 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 Aspen with an average high temperature of 79.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Colorado. In Aspen, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Aspen are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Aspen with an average of 6.8°. This is colder than most places in Colorado.


In Aspen, there are 0.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Colorado.


In Aspen, there are 220.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Colorado.


In Aspen, there are 20.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Colorado.


September is the wettest month in Aspen with 1.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 1.2 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 19.8 inches in Aspen means that it is wetter than most places in Colorado.


August is the rainiest month in Aspen with 12.3 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 7.6 rainy days. There are 110.7 rainy days annually in Aspen, which is rainier than most places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 152.6 inches in Aspen means that it is one of the snowiest places in Colorado. March is the snowiest month in Aspen with 24.4 inches of snow, and 10 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Aspen    6 Reviews
    ggod place to live - 7/2/2013
    I've been living in valley for 6 years. I've moved here from right before crisis. It's good place to make money for young people, yeah..it still is. Though when I... Read More

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    Cold anddry Colorado - 3/2/2013
    beautiful cold and dry weather. Colorful... Read More

    Two grocery stores for food shopping - 7/10/2010
    In Winter the grocery store closest to the ski lifts is so packed full of people it is really difficult to move through the store, especially if you have a cart. It... Read More


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