Westminster, Colorado 

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Climate in Westminster, Colorado

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

Westminster averages 64 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 242 sunny days per year in Westminster. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Westminster gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 84 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 17 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 64 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Westminster is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Colorado.

7.2 / 10
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Westminster, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Westminster, ColoradoUnited States
  16.9 in.38.1 in.
  63.8 in.27.8 in.
  84.4 days106.2 days
  242 days205 days
  89.5°85.8°
  18.4°21.7°
  7.27
  5.14.3
  5381 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 Westminster with an average high temperature of 89.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Colorado. In Westminster, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Westminster are September, June and May.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Westminster with an average of 17.8°. This is warmer than most places in Colorado.


In Westminster, there are 39.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Colorado.


In Westminster, there are 152.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Colorado.


In Westminster, there are 5.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Colorado.


May is the wettest month in Westminster with 2.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 36% of yearly precipitation and 11% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 16.9 inches in Westminster means that it is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


May is the rainiest month in Westminster with 10.2 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.6 rainy days. There are 84.4 rainy days annually in Westminster, which is rainier 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 18% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 63.8 inches in Westminster means that it is about average compared to other places in Colorado. March is the snowiest month in Westminster with 12.3 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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