Zip 80011 (Aurora, CO) Climate


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The climate in 80011 Aurora, CO is generally mild and dry. The city experiences four distinct seasons with temperatures ranging from the mid-thirties in winter to the high eighties in summer, with average annual rainfall of around 15 inches. Winters are cold and snowy with occasional blizzards, while summers are hot and humid with occasional thunderstorms. Spring is usually very mild with plenty of sunny days, while fall brings cool nights and vivid foliage colors.

Aurora (zip 80011), Colorado gets 16 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Aurora (zip 80011) averages 58 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 245 sunny days per year in Aurora (zip 80011). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Aurora (zip 80011) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 80 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 16 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 58 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 80011 zip code is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Colorado.

8.6 Summer - 5.6 Winter
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in the 80011 zip code, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateAurora, ColoradoUnited States
  15.7 in.38.1 in.
  58.4 in.27.8 in.
  79.7 days106.2 days
  245 days205 days
  89.7°85.8°
  17.8°21.7°
  7.27
  5.24.3
  5397 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 80011 zip code with an average high temperature of 89.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Colorado. In the 80011 zip code, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 80011 zip code are September, June and May.
In the 80011 zip code, there are 40.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Colorado.
December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 80011 zip code with an average of 17.3°. This is warmer than most places in Colorado.
In the 80011 zip code, there are 154.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Colorado.
In the 80011 zip code, there are 5.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Colorado.
Humidity is low in the 80011 zip code, and some people might find the dryness to be uncomfortable. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year. A very dry climate can lead to cracked, itchy skin and dry eyes.
May is the wettest month in the 80011 zip code with 2.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 15.7 inches in the 80011 zip code means that it is drier than most places in Colorado.
May is the rainiest month in the 80011 zip code with 9.8 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.4 rainy days. There are 79.7 rainy days annually in the 80011 zip code, which is about average compared to other places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 58.4 inches in the 80011 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Colorado. March is the snowiest month in the 80011 zip code with 11.3 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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