Craig Metro Area, Colorado 

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Climate in Craig Metro Area, Colorado

Craig Metro Area, Colorado gets 15 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Craig Metro Area averages 59 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 241 sunny days per year in Craig Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Craig Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 82 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 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 8
Rain: averages 15 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 59 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Craig metro area is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Colorado.

6.7 / 10
June, August and September are the most pleasant months in the Craig metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Craig, ColoradoUnited States
  14.6 in.38.1 in.
  58.7 in.27.8 in.
  82.0 days106.2 days
  241 days205 days
  87.1°85.8°
  7.5°21.7°
  6.77
  5.84.3
  6601 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 Craig metro area with an average high temperature of 87.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Colorado. In the Craig metro area, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Craig metro area are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Craig metro area with an average of 7.5°. This is colder than most places in Colorado.


In the Craig metro area, there are 19.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


In the Craig metro area, there are 192.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Colorado.


In the Craig metro area, there are 20.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Colorado.


October is the wettest month in the Craig metro area with 1.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.9 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 31% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 14.6 inches in the Craig metro area means that it is drier than most places in Colorado.


May is the rainiest month in the Craig metro area with 8.3 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 5.8 rainy days. There are 82.0 rainy days annually in the Craig metro area, which is about average compared to other places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 58.7 inches in the Craig metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Colorado. December is the snowiest month in the Craig metro area with 12.3 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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