Fort Collins, Colorado 

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Climate in Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado gets 16 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Fort Collins averages 48 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 237 sunny days per year in Fort Collins. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fort Collins gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 90 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 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 15
Rain: averages 16 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 48 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Fort Collins is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Colorado.

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August, June and September are the most pleasant months in Fort Collins, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Fort Collins, ColoradoUnited States
  15.6 in.38.1 in.
  48.1 in.27.8 in.
  89.8 days106.2 days
  237 days205 days
  87.0°85.8°
  15.3°21.7°
  7.27
  4.74.3
  5003 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 Fort Collins with an average high temperature of 87.0°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Colorado. In Fort Collins, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Fort Collins are September, June and August.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Fort Collins with an average of 14.9°. This is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


In Fort Collins, there are 23.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


In Fort Collins, there are 163.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


In Fort Collins, there are 7.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


May is the wettest month in Fort Collins with 2.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 39% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 15.6 inches in Fort Collins means that it is drier than most places in Colorado.


May is the rainiest month in Fort Collins with 11.2 days of rain, and December is the driest month with only 4.5 rainy days. There are 89.8 rainy days annually in Fort Collins, which is rainier than most places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 48.1 inches in Fort Collins means that it is about average compared to other places in Colorado. March is the snowiest month in Fort Collins with 10.9 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Fort Collins    66 Reviews
    Not so wonderful - 5/20/2019
    It's a very attractive city at the base of the Rocky mountains. There's a great deal to do, with something for everyone. However, the new construction is destroying all... Read More

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    Need a good job to live here - 10/20/2016
    I have lived here since 1995. The cost of living here is way about average. The city has grown and housing, food, medical, everything has gone through the roof. Its... Read More

    Nice People and Nice Place to Live - 3/3/2016
    I was in the Loveland and Fort Collins area for a while - I liked both, but found more fairness in the Ft Collins area. Honestly though both communities were nice... Read More


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