Zip 80524 (Fort Collins, CO) 

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Climate in Zip 80524 (Fort Collins, CO)

Fort Collins (zip 80524), Colorado gets 16 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Fort Collins (zip 80524) averages 48 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 233 sunny days per year in Fort Collins (zip 80524). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fort Collins (zip 80524) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 89 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 15
Rain: averages 16 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 48 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 80524 zip code is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Colorado.

7.2 / 10
August, June and September are the most pleasant months in the 80524 zip code, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Fort Collins, ColoradoUnited States
  15.6 in.38.1 in.
  48.4 in.27.8 in.
  89.3 days106.2 days
  233 days205 days
  86.9°85.8°
  15.4°21.7°
  7.27
  4.74.3
  4982 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 80524 zip code with an average high temperature of 86.9°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Colorado. In the 80524 zip code, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 80524 zip code are September, June and August.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 80524 zip code with an average of 15.0°. This is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


In the 80524 zip code, there are 23.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


In the 80524 zip code, there are 162.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


In the 80524 zip code, there are 6.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


May is the wettest month in the 80524 zip code with 2.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 39% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 15.6 inches in the 80524 zip code means that it is drier than most places in Colorado.


May is the rainiest month in the 80524 zip code with 11.1 days of rain, and December is the driest month with only 4.5 rainy days. There are 89.3 rainy days annually in the 80524 zip code, which is rainier than most places in Colorado. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 48.4 inches in the 80524 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Colorado. March is the snowiest month in the 80524 zip code with 11.0 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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