Sterling, Colorado 

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Climate in Sterling, Colorado

Sterling, Colorado gets 17 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Sterling averages 31 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 225 sunny days per year in Sterling. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Sterling gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 61 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 15
Rain: averages 17 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 31 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Sterling is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Colorado.

7.3 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Sterling, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Sterling, ColoradoUnited States
  17.2 in.38.1 in.
  31.2 in.27.8 in.
  61.3 days106.2 days
  225 days205 days
  90.0°85.8°
  15.3°21.7°
  7.37
  4.74.3
  3937 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 Sterling with an average high temperature of 90.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Colorado. In Sterling, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Sterling are September, June and May.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Sterling with an average of 14.9°. This is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


In Sterling, there are 44.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Colorado.


In Sterling, there are 160.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Colorado.


In Sterling, there are 7.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


July is the wettest month in Sterling with 2.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 45% of yearly precipitation and 6% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 17.2 inches in Sterling means that it is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


May is the rainiest month in Sterling with 8.7 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 2.5 rainy days. There are 61.3 rainy days annually in Sterling, which is one of the least rainy places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 36% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 13% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 31.2 inches in Sterling means that it is less snowy than most places in Colorado. December is the snowiest month in Sterling with 6.4 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Sterling    4 Reviews
    affordable city ! - 9/19/2016
    I finally found a place I can afford to live in Colorado , only problem is the commute to Littleton is over 2 hours on the way home from work. So I leave for work on the... Read More

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    Just relocated - 6/24/2013
    This place has the best customer service and "Howdy neighbor" was invented here. Cost of living is better than Indiana and Oregon. Quiet town, so you'll need to create... Read More

    sterling co - 3/20/2013
    Sterling is a completely corrupt town where anyone in the"good-old-boys" network came cause untold misery for anyone they choose. The police, the courts, child... Read More


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