Weather & How to Pack

Colorado Springs experiences all four seasons, with abundant sunshine, low humidity and endless blue skies.


Thursday, December 14, 2017
Snow Showers Snow Showers
High 40°
Low 21°
Chance of Rain 50%
Wind NE at 10 MPH
Friday, December 15, 2017
Clear Clear
High 56°
Low 34°
Chance of Rain 0%
Wind SSW at 10 MPH
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy
High 54°
Low 24°
Chance of Rain 0%
Wind NNE at 10 MPH
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy
High 39°
Low 22°
Chance of Rain 20%
Wind ESE at 10 MPH

Weather

Our altitude and proximity to the mountains provides for a year-round, mild climate. Classified as an alpine desert, we enjoy an average of 300 days of deep blue skies, abundant sunshine and low humidity. The region’s climate is often as pleasant in the winter months as it is during the rest of the year. We receive 15-16 inches of precipitation annually and get less snow than Denver, Salt Lake City or Minneapolis. The weather in Colorado Springs is a key element in the region’s appeal, giving you ample opportunity to enjoy all that we have to offer.

In the cooler months, layers are also recommended for maximum comfort. The low humidity keeps out the bone-chilling cold found in other destinations. Bring a warm coat, but think about throwing in a T-shirt and shorts just in case you are here during one of our sunny and relatively warm winter days. Snow may be in the forecast, but it melts and evaporates quickly, giving you plenty of opportunities to enjoy Colorado Springs year-round.

Average Temperatures by Season

With a mild climate, the Colorado Springs average temperature information provided below, gives an accurate picture of seasonal temperature changes throughout the year. Information is given by month, as well in Fahrenheit and Celsius. Thanks to our beautiful weather and blue skies, you can enjoy our many parks & trails year-round. Catch Colorado Springs on a rainy day? Go to one of the great museums in the area.

Average Temperatures: Fahrenheit / Celsius

Month
Avg. High
Avg. Low
January 42.0 °F / 05.5 °C 14.0 °F / -10.0 °C
February 45.0 °F / 07.2 °C 18.0 °F / -07.8 °C
March 52.0 °F / 11.1 °C 24.0 °F / -04.4 °C
April 59.0 °F / 15.0 °C 31.0 °F / -0.50 °C
May 68.0 °F / 20.0 °C 41.0 °F / 05.0 °C
June 79.0 °F / 26.1 °C 50.0 °F / 10.0 °C
July 84.0 °F / 28.8 °C 55.0 °F / 12.8 °C
August 82.0 °F / 27.7 °C 54.0 °F / 12.2 °C
September 74.0 °F / 23.3 °C 45.0 °F / 07.2 °C
October 63.0 °F / 17.2 °C 34.0 °F / 01.1 °C
November 50.0 °F / 10.0 °C 23.0 °F / -05.0 °C
December 42.0 °F / 05.6 °C 16.0 °F / -08.8 °C


Average Precipitation and Relative Humidity (RH)

Month
Avg. Precip.
RH A.M.
RH P.M.
January 0.7 cm 58% 46%
February 0.9 cm 59% 40%
March 2.7 cm 62% 38%
April 4.1 cm 63% 36%
May 6.1 cm 68% 37%
June 5.9 cm 67% 36%
July 7.2 cm 69% 37%
August 8.8 cm 71% 43%
September 3.1 cm 67% 38%
October 2.2 cm 59% 37%
November 1.3 cm 60% 36%
December 1.1 cm 57% 49%

Source: CityRating.com

How to Pack

Packing Tips for Colorado Springs

The best advice to prepare for the summer weather in Colorado Springs is to dress in layers. Mornings and evenings are refreshingly cool, especially after a gentle afternoon shower. Midday can bring warmer temperatures, but the low humidity will keep you comfortable. Be sure to pack comfortable shoes since you never know when you’ll want to hop out of the car and take in the sites.

Essentials:

  • Lip balm
  • Moisturizer
  • High SPF sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Coat, sweater and/or hoodie
  • Camera
  • Sturdy walking shoes or hiking sandals

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