Summit County weather |

Summit County weather

Sure, it’s been known to snow in June, but aside from a few bitter cold weeks in December, Summit County’s weather is one of its biggest draws.

Sun worshippers have plenty to be thankful for up here when those bright days ” known affectionately as Colorado Bluebird ” soak the landscape. The county has snow lovers covered too, in more than 300 inches each season at the highest elevations. But don’t worry, most of that falls from November to April. The summer months are usually spared.

In fact, the weather is a big reason why flatlanders come to the mountains in the summer. When much of the country is sweltering in hazy, hot and humid conditions ” or the dry heat of Colorado’s Front Range and the Southwest ” Summit County visitors and residents are enjoying temperatures mostly in the 70s with dry mountain breezes moving through the pines and aspen trees.

Some facts: The average July temperature is 74 (Summit’s warmest month); the coldest month is January with a 31 degree average. The snowiest? March, with January, February and April following closely.

July is the wettest month, as those late afternoon, monsoon showers soak the hills, hopefully keeping the ever-present fire danger at bay.

Summit’s weather can be different depending on where exactly you are in the county. Information for this story was recorded at the Denver Water office in Dillon ” elevation 9,061 feet ” which has been recording weather information for the National Weather Service since 1909.

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