Fort Garland, Colorado 

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Climate in Fort Garland, Colorado

Fort Garland, Colorado gets 11 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Fort Garland averages 44 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 285 sunny days per year in Fort Garland. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fort Garland gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 69 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 80 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 8
Rain: averages 11 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 44 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

6.9 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Fort Garland, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Fort Garland, ColoradoUnited States
  11.0 in.38.1 in.
  44.4 in.27.8 in.
  69.0 days106.2 days
  285 days205 days
  79.7°85.8°
  7.7°21.7°
  6.97
  5.24.3
  7943 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 Garland with an average high temperature of 79.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Colorado. In Fort Garland, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Fort Garland are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Fort Garland with an average of 7.7°. This is colder than most places in Colorado.


In Fort Garland, there are 2.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Colorado.


In Fort Garland, there are 204.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Colorado.


In Fort Garland, there are 18.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Colorado.


August is the wettest month in Fort Garland with 1.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 41% of yearly precipitation and 11% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 11.0 inches in Fort Garland means that it is one of the driest places in Colorado.


August is the rainiest month in Fort Garland with 10.5 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 3.2 rainy days. There are 69.0 rainy days annually in Fort Garland, which is less rainy than most places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 37% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 44.4 inches in Fort Garland means that it is less snowy than most places in Colorado. March is the snowiest month in Fort Garland with 8.2 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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