Gunnison County, Colorado 

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Climate in Gunnison County, Colorado

Gunnison County, Colorado gets 15 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Gunnison County averages 120 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 270 sunny days per year in Gunnison County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Gunnison County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 96 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 77 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is -3
Rain: averages 15 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 120 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Gunnison County is 5.9 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Colorado.

5.9 / 10
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Gunnison County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Gunnison, ColoradoUnited States
  15.3 in.38.1 in.
  120.3 in.27.8 in.
  95.8 days106.2 days
  270 days205 days
  76.7°85.8°
  -2.5°21.7°
  5.97
  5.44.3
  9530 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 Gunnison County with an average high temperature of 76.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Colorado. In Gunnison County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Gunnison County are July, August and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Gunnison County with an average of -2.5°. This is one of the coldest places in Colorado.


In Gunnison County, there are 1.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Colorado.


In Gunnison County, there are 236.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Colorado.


In Gunnison County, there are 54.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Colorado.


August is the wettest month in Gunnison County with 1.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 15.3 inches in Gunnison County means that it is drier than most places in Colorado.


August is the rainiest month in Gunnison County with 11.4 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 6.2 rainy days. There are 95.8 rainy days annually in Gunnison County, which is rainier than most places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 120.3 inches in Gunnison County means that it is snowier than most places in Colorado. December is the snowiest month in Gunnison County with 22.6 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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