Gunnison, Colorado 

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Climate in Gunnison, Colorado

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

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

On average, there are 266 sunny days per year in Gunnison. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Gunnison gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 84 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is -4
Rain: averages 11 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 48 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Gunnison is 6.4 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Colorado.

6.4 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Gunnison, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Gunnison, ColoradoUnited States
  10.5 in.38.1 in.
  48.4 in.27.8 in.
  84.2 days106.2 days
  266 days205 days
  80.6°85.8°
  -3.9°21.7°
  6.47
  5.44.3
  7703 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 Gunnison with an average high temperature of 80.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Colorado. In Gunnison, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Gunnison are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Gunnison with an average of -3.9°. This is one of the coldest places in Colorado.


In Gunnison, there are 1.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Colorado.


In Gunnison, there are 235.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Colorado.


In Gunnison, there are 51.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Colorado.


August is the wettest month in Gunnison with 1.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is March with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 35% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 10.5 inches in Gunnison means that it is one of the driest places in Colorado.


August is the rainiest month in Gunnison with 10.8 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 5.6 rainy days. There are 84.2 rainy days annually in Gunnison, which is rainier than most places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 48.4 inches in Gunnison means that it is about average compared to other places in Colorado. December is the snowiest month in Gunnison with 10.9 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Gunnison    1 Reviews
    Gunnison - 8/13/2007
    Gunnison..Pros/ Cons Pros 1. very pretty town 2. nice place for a retiree who doesn't mind a place that gets a lot of snow like Gunnison or Durango 3. very nice... Read More

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