Dolores County, Colorado 

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Climate in Dolores County, Colorado

Dolores County, Colorado gets 19 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Dolores County averages 96 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 Dolores County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Dolores County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 87 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 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 12
Rain: averages 19 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 96 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Dolores County ranks 66/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Dolores, ColoradoUnited States
  18.9 in.38.1 in.
  96.4 in.27.8 in.
  86.5 days106.2 days
  242 days205 days
  81.4°85.8°
  11.9°21.7°
  6654
  64.3
  8285 ft.2443 ft.

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 Dolores County with an average high temperature of 81.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Colorado. In Dolores County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Dolores County are August, June and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Dolores County with an average of 11.9°. This is colder than most places in Colorado.


In Dolores County, there are 5.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Colorado.


In Dolores County, there are 191.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Colorado.


In Dolores County, there are 16.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Colorado.


September is the wettest month in Dolores County with 2.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 29% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 18.9 inches in Dolores County means that it is wetter than most places in Colorado.


August is the rainiest month in Dolores County with 10.2 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 4.2 rainy days. There are 86.5 rainy days annually in Dolores County, which is rainier than most places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 96.4 inches in Dolores County means that it is snowier than most places in Colorado.



January is the snowiest month in Dolores County with 18.9 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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