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Climate in Leadville, Colorado

Leadville, Colorado gets 14 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Leadville averages 141 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 247 sunny days per year in Leadville. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Leadville gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 115 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 71 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 6
Rain: averages 14 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 141 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Leadville is 5.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Colorado.

5.4 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Leadville, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Leadville, ColoradoUnited States
  14.4 in.38.1 in.
  141.3 in.27.8 in.
  115.3 days106.2 days
  247 days205 days
  71.3°85.8°
  6.0°21.7°
  5.47
  5.94.3
  10157 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 Leadville with an average high temperature of 71.3°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Colorado. In Leadville, there are 1 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Leadville are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Leadville with an average of 6.0°. This is colder than most places in Colorado.


In Leadville, there are 0.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Colorado.


In Leadville, there are 254.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Colorado.


In Leadville, there are 29.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Colorado.


August is the wettest month in Leadville with 2.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 14.4 inches in Leadville means that it is drier than most places in Colorado.


August is the rainiest month in Leadville with 14.3 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.2 rainy days. There are 115.3 rainy days annually in Leadville, which is one of the rainiest places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 141.3 inches in Leadville means that it is one of the snowiest places in Colorado. April is the snowiest month in Leadville with 22.4 inches of snow, and 10 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Leadville    2 Reviews
    A Horrible Place to Live - 6/1/2017
    This is one of the worst places you can possibly live. The people in town do not like tourists and are not accepting of new comers. The cops are racists as well as many... Read More

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    Winter/Summer - 4/11/2009
    There seem to be two seasons in Leadville; winter and summer. When the sun is shining in the winter, although it is cold, the sun quickly warms you up. The summer is... Read More


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