Fort Collins, Colorado has an overall mild climate, with temperatures ranging from hot and dry in the summer months to cold but not extreme in the winter. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, and while snow does occasionally occur during the winter months, it usually melts away quickly. The average temperature throughout the year is generally quite comfortable for outdoor activities, rarely getting too cold or too hot. Fort Collins' climate is ideal for outdoor activities during all four seasons.
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.
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.
8.9 / 5.4
Summer / Winter
August, June and September are the most pleasant months in Fort Collins, while December and January are the least comfortable months.