Canon City, CO 

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Climate in Canon City, CO

Canon City, Colorado has a four-season Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and warm summers. During the winter months, temperatures typically range from the mid 20s to the mid 40s Fahrenheit, while summer temperatures can reach up into the 90s. The city receives around fourteen inches of rain throughout the year, with snowfall ranging from fifteen to forty inches annually. Canon City experiences an average of three hundred sunny days every year and enjoys dry conditions in general, which makes it a great place for outdoor activities such as hiking and rock climbing.

Canon City, Colorado gets 15 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Canon City averages 33 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 255 sunny days per year in Canon City. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Canon City gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 77 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 15 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 33 inches of snow a year


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

8.5 / 6.1

Summer   /   Winter
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Canon City, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Canon City, ColoradoUnited States
  14.6 in.38.1 in.
  33.0 in.27.8 in.
  76.7 days106.2 days
  255 days205 days
  5351 ft.2443 ft.


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 Canon City with an average high temperature of 90.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Colorado. In Canon City, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Canon City are September, May and June.

In Canon City, there are 41.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Colorado.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Canon City with an average of 18.6°. This is one of the warmest places in Colorado.

In Canon City, there are 147.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Colorado.

In Canon City, there are 5.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Colorado.

Humidity is low in Canon City, and some people might find the dryness to be uncomfortable. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year. A very dry climate can lead to cracked, itchy skin and dry eyes.

August is the wettest month in Canon City with 2.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 45% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 14.6 inches in Canon City means that it is drier than most places in Colorado.

August is the rainiest month in Canon City with 11.5 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 3.3 rainy days. There are 76.7 rainy days annually in Canon City, which is less rainy than most places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 39% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 14% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 33.0 inches in Canon City means that it is less snowy than most places in Colorado. December is the snowiest month in Canon City with 6.6 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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