Monument, Colorado 

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Climate in Monument, Colorado

Monument, Colorado gets 21 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Monument averages 96 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 250 sunny days per year in Monument. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Monument gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 96 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 16
Rain: averages 21 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 96 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

6.8 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Monument, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Monument, ColoradoUnited States
  20.7 in.38.1 in.
  95.6 in.27.8 in.
  95.5 days106.2 days
  250 days205 days
  82.8°85.8°
  15.5°21.7°
  6.87
  5.34.3
  6975 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 Monument with an average high temperature of 82.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Colorado. In Monument, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Monument are June, August and July.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Monument with an average of 15.3°. This is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


In Monument, there are 7.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Colorado.


In Monument, there are 176.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Colorado.


In Monument, there are 8.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


August is the wettest month in Monument with 3.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 41% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 20.7 inches in Monument means that it is one of the wettest places in Colorado.


August is the rainiest month in Monument with 13.3 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 4.9 rainy days. There are 95.5 rainy days annually in Monument, which is rainier than most places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 36% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 95.6 inches in Monument means that it is snowier than most places in Colorado. March is the snowiest month in Monument with 19.7 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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