Thornton, Colorado 

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Climate in Thornton, Colorado

Thornton, Colorado gets 16 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Thornton averages 46 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 245 sunny days per year in Thornton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Thornton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 77 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 18
Rain: averages 16 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 46 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Thornton, ColoradoUnited States
  15.5 in.38.1 in.
  46.0 in.27.8 in.
  77.0 days106.2 days
  245 days205 days
  90.1°85.8°
  17.8°21.7°
  7.37
  5.14.3
  5348 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 Thornton with an average high temperature of 90.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Colorado. In Thornton, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Thornton are September, June and May.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Thornton with an average of 17.1°. This is warmer than most places in Colorado.


In Thornton, there are 43.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Colorado.


In Thornton, there are 154.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Colorado.


In Thornton, there are 5.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Colorado.


May is the wettest month in Thornton with 2.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 36% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 15.5 inches in Thornton means that it is drier than most places in Colorado.


May is the rainiest month in Thornton with 9.4 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.3 rainy days. There are 77.0 rainy days annually in Thornton, which is less rainy than most places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 46.0 inches in Thornton means that it is about average compared to other places in Colorado. March is the snowiest month in Thornton with 8.9 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Thornton    5 Reviews
    Plenty of Housing - 8/29/2020
    I like Denver metro, but some cities aren’t too great. Thornton being one of them. Moved here because of highway access, and convenience to DIA for business travel. Am... Read More

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    Population is exploding - 4/3/2015
    The quality of life here in not good. The traffic is bad all the time. To try to get to the mountains takes forever! Also most lakes along the front range you can't even... Read More

    The stats are deceptive - 3/5/2015
    If I were you I wouldn't put much faith into the crime stats for this city. I personally know of a few major crimes and several assaults that were NOT prosecuted by the... Read More


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