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Old 01-06-2019, 06:19 PM
 
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I am thinking of posiibly going to college in Colorado Springs. I just want to know what the weather is actually like.

I really love the rain, clouds, fog, etc., and I don't really like sunny days that much.

I've been researching plenty, but statistics don't really give an idea of what it's like to actually live somewhere.

I just want to get a general idea of what to expect as far as weather goes.
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Old 01-06-2019, 06:32 PM
 
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Very little rain and almost never any days that are totally cloudy from dawn to dusk. Most days start cloudless then as the day progresses there are puffy clouds going over. In summer there is 'monsoon season' with a lot of thunderstorms in the afternoon, often with hail that damages cars.
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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Like Mike said we get little rain, sometimes some sprinkles in the Spring and during monsoon season in the summer we get afternoon thunderstorms, sometimes with hail and then the sun comes back out. In dryer or drought years we won’t get much for summer thunderstorms.

Fog is rare, it’s very, very sunny here. What you are looking for climatewise is more of a Pacific Northwest or inland Pacific climate: parts of Oregon, Washington, Northwest Montana, the Idaho panhandle, parts of Alaska.

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Old 01-06-2019, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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As others have said, if you don't like the sun, Colorado in general is not the place for you.
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:17 PM
 
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When William Jackson Palmer called Colorado Springs "Little London" it wasn't for the weather. Rain and fog are in general pretty rare here.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Where are you coming from? Mike says very little rain but he’s from back east. Compared to SoCal, AZ, NM, Nev, there is a lot of rain here.

Obviously you belong in Seattle or San Francisco.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:53 PM
 
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It is very dependent to what part of town you live in. Im not sure if i still have the power point I didnt for a GIS class, but average precipitation varies greatly across the city. SW by the Broadmoor and the west side gets the most by a decent bit, and although I didnt map monument, the elevation there will yield greater amounts.
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:48 AM
 
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This Post Made me LOL!! It is so sunny and nice here- rarely rains...IMHO I think we get 1 more inch of rain then a desert!
If you don't like sun you might want to look at WA/OR coastal areas or Michigan...nothing but clouds there for 9 mos of the year...
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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This Post Made me LOL!! It is so sunny and nice here- rarely rains...IMHO I think we get 1 more inch of rain then a desert!
If you don't like sun you might want to look at WA/OR coastal areas or Michigan...nothing but clouds there for 9 mos of the year...
Do you guys even try to be factual?

Las Vegas 4” rain/yr
Phoenix 8” rain/yr

Colorado Springs 16” rain and 36” snow/yr

I think that’s more than an inch difference between us and the desert.
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Do you guys even try to be factual?

Las Vegas 4” rain/yr
Phoenix 8” rain/yr

Colorado Springs 16” rain and 36” snow/yr

I think that’s more than an inch difference between us and the desert.
Facts? The year is 2019, it is the time of spin and feels.
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