Glenwood Springs, Colorado 

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Climate in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

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

Glenwood Springs averages 45 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 239 sunny days per year in Glenwood Springs. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Glenwood Springs gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 97 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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 13
Rain: averages 18 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 45 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Glenwood Springs is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Colorado.

6.8 / 10
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Glenwood Springs, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Glenwood Springs, ColoradoUnited States
  18.3 in.38.1 in.
  45.2 in.27.8 in.
  96.6 days106.2 days
  239 days205 days
  89.3°85.8°
  12.7°21.7°
  6.87
  64.3
  5761 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 Glenwood Springs with an average high temperature of 89.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Colorado. In Glenwood Springs, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Glenwood Springs are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Glenwood Springs with an average of 12.7°. This is colder than most places in Colorado.


In Glenwood Springs, there are 33.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Colorado.


In Glenwood Springs, there are 173.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


In Glenwood Springs, there are 6.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Colorado.


October is the wettest month in Glenwood Springs with 2.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 1.2 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 30% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 18.3 inches in Glenwood Springs means that it is wetter than most places in Colorado.


April is the rainiest month in Glenwood Springs with 8.9 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 6.0 rainy days. There are 96.6 rainy days annually in Glenwood Springs, which is rainier than most places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 45.2 inches in Glenwood Springs means that it is about average compared to other places in Colorado. December is the snowiest month in Glenwood Springs with 13.7 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Glenwood Springs    8 Reviews
    You may think it's a good place to live - 8/23/2016
    I agree, I lived in the Roaring Fork Valley (Glenwood Springs to Aspen) for 22 years. The area is nothing more than a bunch of 'Money Mongers, liars, and thieves'. The... Read More

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    glenwood springs isnt at all what you think - 9/3/2014
    Glenwood springs colorado is nowhere near the best place to live, its actually one of the most anal politically incorrect places I have ever lived, the police are... Read More

    Glenwood Springs Named Most Fun Town in America - 10/12/2012
    Rand McNally named Glenwood Springs the "Most Fun Town in America" for a good reason. World's largest mineral hot springs pool, Glenwood Caverns (one of top 10 caves in... Read More


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