Fruita, CO 

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Climate in Fruita, CO

Fruita, CO has a semi-arid climate with warm summers and cold winters. In the summer months, temperatures can reach up to 90°F while in the winter months temperatures typically drop into the teens and twenties. Spring and fall are generally mild seasons with temperatures ranging from the mid-forties to mid-seventies. The area gets approximately nine inches of precipitation annually, which is fairly low compared to other regions of the country. While Fruita does not experience extreme weather conditions, snowfall can be heavy during the winter months and strong winds are common throughout the year.

Fruita, Colorado gets 10 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Fruita averages 16 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 246 sunny days per year in Fruita. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fruita gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 65 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 93 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 16
Rain: averages 10 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 16 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Fruita is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Colorado.

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Summer   /   Winter
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Fruita, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Fruita, ColoradoUnited States
  9.5 in.38.1 in.
  16.0 in.27.8 in.
  65.3 days106.2 days
  246 days205 days
  4514 ft.2443 ft.


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 Fruita with an average high temperature of 93.0°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Colorado. In Fruita, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Fruita are May, September and June.

In Fruita, there are 56.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Colorado.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Fruita with an average of 15.9°. This is warmer than most places in Colorado.

In Fruita, there are 141.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Colorado.

In Fruita, there are 3.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Colorado.

Humidity is low in Fruita, and some people might find the dryness to be uncomfortable. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year. A very dry climate can lead to cracked, itchy skin and dry eyes.

October is the wettest month in Fruita with 1.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 32% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 9.5 inches in Fruita means that it is one of the driest places in Colorado.

March is the rainiest month in Fruita with 6.4 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 3.7 rainy days. There are 65.3 rainy days annually in Fruita, 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 Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 16.0 inches in Fruita means that it is one of the least snowy places in Colorado. December is the snowiest month in Fruita with 4.4 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Fruita    3 Reviews
    IMO - 4/2/2014
    I moved my Family to Fruit in January of 2013---It has been a very good community to live. It is a pedestrian friendly community and we feel very safe. Only one local... Read More

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    History of Mack, Colorado around the early 1900's - 8/3/2013
    My mother, sister and grandparents lived in Mack close to the railroad and stock pens. They say that our grandparents ran a restaurant/bar near their. Said that the... Read More

    Not just here - 3/3/2010
    local politics are controlled by larger city (denver) liberal anti American views. We all know what America stands for and what it is supposed to be, and neither the... Read More

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