Dinosaur, Colorado 

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Climate in Dinosaur, Colorado

Dinosaur, Colorado gets 12 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Dinosaur averages 45 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 241 sunny days per year in Dinosaur. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Dinosaur gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 74 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 11
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 45 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Dinosaur is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Colorado.

6.9 / 10
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Dinosaur, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Dinosaur, ColoradoUnited States
  12.1 in.38.1 in.
  44.9 in.27.8 in.
  74.3 days106.2 days
  241 days205 days
  90.3°85.8°
  11.1°21.7°
  6.97
  5.84.3
  5922 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 Dinosaur with an average high temperature of 90.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Colorado. In Dinosaur, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Dinosaur are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Dinosaur with an average of 11.1°. This is colder than most places in Colorado.


In Dinosaur, there are 36.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Colorado.


In Dinosaur, there are 163.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


In Dinosaur, there are 8.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


October is the wettest month in Dinosaur with 1.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 32% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.1 inches in Dinosaur means that it is one of the driest places in Colorado.


May is the rainiest month in Dinosaur with 7.6 days of rain, and December is the driest month with only 5.0 rainy days. There are 74.3 rainy days annually in Dinosaur, which is less rainy than most places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 44.9 inches in Dinosaur means that it is less snowy than most places in Colorado. January is the snowiest month in Dinosaur with 10.3 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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