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Durango, CO is known for its mild climate, with warm days and cool nights. Summers are generally sunny and dry while winters tend to be quite cold. The average annual temperature in Durango is around 54°F (12°C), with temperatures ranging from 34°F (1°C) in January to 76°F (24°C) in July. Annual precipitation averages 18 inches (460 mm), mostly occurring during the spring months of March, April and May. Snowfall can occur during the winter months, but it usually does not accumulate for long periods of time. The city enjoys an average of 300 sunny days each year.

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

Durango averages 67 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 266 sunny days per year in Durango. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Durango gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 85 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 12
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 67 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

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

8.6 Summer - 4.9 Winter
September, August and June are the most pleasant months in Durango, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateDurango, ColoradoUnited States
  18.3 in.38.1 in.
  67.4 in.27.8 in.
  85.4 days106.2 days
  266 days205 days
  86.2°85.8°
  12.0°21.7°
  6.97
  6.24.3
  6532 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 Durango with an average high temperature of 86.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Colorado. In Durango, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Durango are September, June and August.
In Durango, there are 15.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Colorado.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Durango with an average of 12.0°. This is colder than most places in Colorado.
In Durango, there are 187.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Colorado.
In Durango, there are 7.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Colorado.
Humidity is very low in Durango, 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 Durango with 2.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 31% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 18.3 inches in Durango means that it is wetter than most places in Colorado.
August is the rainiest month in Durango with 11.6 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 4.1 rainy days. There are 85.4 rainy days annually in Durango, which is rainier than most places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 67.4 inches in Durango means that it is snowier than most places in Colorado. January is the snowiest month in Durango with 18.2 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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I grew up in Durango, fifth generation. Of course it is beautiful and my roots are there. Too many people have moved there though. I still love the landscape, and my  More

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Absolutely wonderful place to live. The amount of scenery and natural beauty within 5 hours in all directions (literally all of them) is unbeatable. So close to  More

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Been in or near durango for 20 years and am stuck here. Can't earn enough to live on, no decent jobs, ridiculously expensive housing, relatively unfriendly, snobbish  More

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