Colorado Springs Metro Area, Colorado 

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Climate in Colorado Springs Metro Area, Colorado

Colorado Springs Metro Area, Colorado gets 19 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Colorado Springs Metro Area averages 64 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 249 sunny days per year in Colorado Springs Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Colorado Springs Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 88 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 16
Rain: averages 19 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 64 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Colorado Springs metro area is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Colorado.

7 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the Colorado Springs metro area, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Colorado Springs, ColoradoUnited States
  18.5 in.38.1 in.
  64.3 in.27.8 in.
  87.6 days106.2 days
  249 days205 days
  83.1°85.8°
  15.5°21.7°
  77
  5.44.3
  7785 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 the Colorado Springs metro area with an average high temperature of 83.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Colorado. In the Colorado Springs metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Colorado Springs metro area are June, August and September.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Colorado Springs metro area with an average of 15.4°. This is warmer than most places in Colorado.


In the Colorado Springs metro area, there are 11.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Colorado.


In the Colorado Springs metro area, there are 173.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


In the Colorado Springs metro area, there are 8.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


August is the wettest month in the Colorado Springs metro area with 3.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 47% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 18.5 inches in the Colorado Springs metro area means that it is wetter than most places in Colorado.


August is the rainiest month in the Colorado Springs metro area with 12.9 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.1 rainy days. There are 87.6 rainy days annually in the Colorado Springs metro area, which is rainier than most places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 39% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 15% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 64.3 inches in the Colorado Springs metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Colorado. March is the snowiest month in the Colorado Springs metro area with 13.4 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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