Breckenridge, Colorado 

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Climate in Breckenridge, Colorado

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

Breckenridge averages 149 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 Breckenridge. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Breckenridge gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 119 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 71 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 6
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 149 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Breckenridge is 5.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Colorado.

8 / 3.4

Summer   /   Winter
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Breckenridge, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Breckenridge, ColoradoUnited States
  17.7 in.38.1 in.
  149.1 in.27.8 in.
  118.5 days106.2 days
  243 days205 days
  71.4°85.8°
  6.3°21.7°
  5.47
  5.84.3
  9728 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 Breckenridge with an average high temperature of 71.4°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Colorado. In Breckenridge, there are 1 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Breckenridge are July, August and June.


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


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Breckenridge with an average of 6.3°. This is colder than most places in Colorado.


In Breckenridge, there are 252.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Colorado.


In Breckenridge, there are 28.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Colorado.


Humidity is very low in Breckenridge, so low that the dry air may be uncomfortable for some people. There are few days during the year when the humidity is even noticable. A very dry climate can lead to cracked, itchy skin and dry eyes.


August is the wettest month in Breckenridge with 2.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 33% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 17.7 inches in Breckenridge means that it is wetter than most places in Colorado.


August is the rainiest month in Breckenridge with 14.2 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.3 rainy days. There are 118.5 rainy days annually in Breckenridge, 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 Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 149.1 inches in Breckenridge means that it is one of the snowiest places in Colorado. April is the snowiest month in Breckenridge with 23.3 inches of snow, and 10 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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