Salida, Colorado 

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Climate in Salida, Colorado

Salida, Colorado gets 10 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Salida averages 39 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 262 sunny days per year in Salida. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Salida gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 62 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 10
Rain: averages 10 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 39 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Salida is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Colorado.

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June, August and July are the most pleasant months in Salida, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Salida, ColoradoUnited States
  9.6 in.38.1 in.
  39.3 in.27.8 in.
  62.4 days106.2 days
  262 days205 days
  7083 ft.2443 ft.


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 Salida with an average high temperature of 83.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Colorado. In Salida, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Salida are June, August and September.

In Salida, there are 6.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Colorado.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Salida with an average of 9.9°. This is colder than most places in Colorado.

In Salida, there are 204.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Colorado.

In Salida, there are 12.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Colorado.

Humidity is low in Salida, and some people might find the dryness to be uncomfortable. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year. A very dry climate can lead to cracked, itchy skin and dry eyes.

August is the wettest month in Salida with 1.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 41% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 9.6 inches in Salida means that it is one of the driest places in Colorado.

August is the rainiest month in Salida with 11.1 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 2.7 rainy days. There are 62.4 rainy days annually in Salida, which is less rainy than most places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 41% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 14% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 39.3 inches in Salida means that it is less snowy than most places in Colorado. March is the snowiest month in Salida with 8.1 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Salida    3 Reviews
    Beautiful Place - 1/6/2019
    Salida is a cute small town with the Arkansas river running through. To be so small there's always activities going on... Read More

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    About Salida's wind and weather. - 6/15/2007
    The weather in the summer is wonderful, it will reach the low to mid 90's but there is absolutely no humidity, you can run around all day and not break a sweat. There is... Read More

    Climate details - 2/1/2006
    I need info on average monthly temperatures in Salida Also wind speed information compared to springfield,... Read More

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