La Veta, Colorado 

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Climate in La Veta, Colorado

La Veta, Colorado gets 20 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

La Veta averages 102 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 274 sunny days per year in La Veta. The US average is 205 sunny days.

La Veta gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 86 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 82 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 20
Rain: averages 20 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 102 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for La Veta is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Colorado.

7 / 10
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in La Veta, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  La Veta, ColoradoUnited States
  19.5 in.38.1 in.
  101.7 in.27.8 in.
  85.7 days106.2 days
  274 days205 days
  82.1°85.8°
  19.7°21.7°
  77
  5.24.3
  7037 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 La Veta with an average high temperature of 82.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Colorado. In La Veta, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for La Veta are June, August and July.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for La Veta with an average of 18.7°. This is one of the warmest places in Colorado.


In La Veta, there are 5.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Colorado.


In La Veta, there are 155.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Colorado.


In La Veta, there are 4.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Colorado.


July is the wettest month in La Veta with 2.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 19.5 inches in La Veta means that it is wetter than most places in Colorado.


August is the rainiest month in La Veta with 11.6 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 5.0 rainy days. There are 85.7 rainy days annually in La Veta, which is rainier than most places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 35% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 101.7 inches in La Veta means that it is snowier than most places in Colorado. March is the snowiest month in La Veta with 21.0 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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