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Old 04-24-2016, 04:58 AM
 
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I live in the south. Heat and humidity year round. Never snows. Never cold.

According to this U.S. Average Snow State Rank CO is 5th for snow. How can that be if CO isn't too high up in latitude? What factors play into that?

I've always wanted to move to a cold, snowy place and escape the extreme humidity I've been stuck in. CO seems to be a good choice. I'm reading that the weather varies greatly across the state so it'd be great to have a rundown.

https://snowfall.weatherdb.com/d/a/Colorado would you say that this is accurate? I need a good snowfall by city/state website

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Old 04-24-2016, 06:43 AM
 
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Every 1000m increase in elevation is equivalent to moving 800 km north.
So if you're on the top of a 14er, it's equivalnt to being above the arctic circle.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...MjBoIscdHGdWrg
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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It would be very hard to explain Colorado weather. For one thing, it varies across the state, more variety across than up to down, I think.

There are lots of weather websites where you can find data, but some places look very different on paper than IRL. Denver has four seasons, sometimes 3 in one day!

I've lived here 35 years, long enough to have a fairly informed opinion. I've seen snow in September probably 25% of those years, and twice in June. The June snows didn't stick. It can be the same temperature on Jan. 1 as the 4th of July!

Synopsis of Denver weather:
Spring is usually snowy, rainy. Summers are short, but generally hot, w/frequent afternoon showers. It can be quite dry in summer some years. Fall can be long and beautiful, pretty dry. Any snow in September or October doesn't stick around long. Winter is not too cold usually. Generally there are one or two really cold snaps of a few days, otherwise temps are in the 40s, 50s, and even 60s during the day.
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Colorado weather - shorts and t-shirt at noon, winter parka and snow boots at 4pm. Then the wind will blow your patio furniture into the next county.
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:47 AM
 
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CO weather is crazy. I like it.
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:22 AM
 
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The crazy weather patterns are a big reason why the winters in Colorado are bearable. You can get two feet of snow one day and the very next day it could be sunny and in the 50's. Now I'm speaking of the eastern slope, the Denver area and what not. Up in the mountains, in towns such as Craig, Grand Lake, Leadville etc..., you can have snow for the most of the winter and even into the summer. Craig gets 30 below temps pretty much every winter. The far western slope, like Grand Junction, the winters are usually much milder. It all depends on what part of the state you're in.
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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We just moved here in Feb. Weather is very erratic. If you love lots of different weather you will love it here because you can get warm sun, then snow, then wind all in the same day.
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I'm in Briargate, Colorado Springs and the weather can vary greatly even just from here to downtown Colorado Springs (about 10 miles). There have been days when my husband was at work downtown and it was only just beginning to snow there a little bit, meanwhile here at home in Briargate it was such a heavy blizzard they shut down I-25 north of Academy and had the National Guard out helping people on Woodmen. When I texted my husband telling him he should really come home before it gets worse, he was like, "What do you mean? It's hardly snowing." I said, "Um, no, it's a freaking blizzard here."

It can be 70F in February and then a blizzard in March. It can be 60F one day and a blizzard the very next day. But for the most part, it's sunny and dry even in the winter.
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Colorado weather - shorts and t-shirt at noon, winter parka and snow boots at 4pm. Then the wind will blow your patio furniture into the next county.
LOL! Or vice versa!

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I'm in Briargate, Colorado Springs and the weather can vary greatly even just from here to downtown Colorado Springs (about 10 miles). There have been days when my husband was at work downtown and it was only just beginning to snow there a little bit, meanwhile here at home in Briargate it was such a heavy blizzard they shut down I-25 north of Academy and had the National Guard out helping people on Woodmen. When I texted my husband telling him he should really come home before it gets worse, he was like, "What do you mean? It's hardly snowing." I said, "Um, no, it's a freaking blizzard here."

It can be 70F in February and then a blizzard in March. It can be 60F one day and a blizzard the very next day. But for the most part, it's sunny and dry even in the winter.
That happens in the Denver area too. It's frequently much different in Boulder than in SE Aurora, for ex. The stats at DIA are often much different than what we see in Louisville. Sometimes we have more snow than DIA, sometimes less. Last Sunday, Longmont got very little snow, while in Louisville we had about 16". Rain is very spotty as well.
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Old 04-24-2016, 03:32 PM
 
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No, no one can.
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