Without doubt, the weather in this region can be unpredictable. Our Local-Weather-Forecast is tied directly to The Weather Channel at Weather.com. Reliable and accurate, you can download from your hotel, home, or mobile device. The one thing we have learned from living in this region is that no matter what the season, there is ample opportunity to see the sights. The higher the elevation the shorter the season in some cases, but there is always great weather to afford wonderful adventures. We check this application numerous times a day, and we use out eyes too.....we know the region well!
With the Local-Weather-Forecast the one thing we have learned from living in this region is that no matter what the season, there is ample opportunity to see the sights utilizing the our weather link. The higher the elevation the shorter the season in some cases, but there is always great weather to afford wonderful adventures. The best thing of all is knowing that in the Summer months you can plan outings in the mountains where the weather is cooler, and likewise in the Winter there is much to do in the lower elevations. The weather link allows you to plan accordingly for the type of outing you are in the mood for, planning days in advance when needed.
Climate & Weather, Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs
From the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce:
Manitou Springs has the perfect climate for any meeting, conference, reunion, wedding or other event – no matter what time of year. While Manitou Springs does get snow, we average over 250 days of sunshine per year. We rarely get entire days of rain & clouds, as weather systems typically move very quickly over our area. Our hottest month is July, with an average high of 85 degrees, and our coldest month is December, with an average low of 18 degrees.
From our Manitou Springs Adventures standpoint, even in the midst of Winter, we have really great days for outdoor activity. Utilizing our Local-Weather-Forecast, we frequent the mountains on the sunny days when we know snow is not in The-Local-Weather forecast and absolutely enjoy our time there. If you are visiting, remember to take elevation change in consideration and know that the humidity levels are extremely low, especially in the Winter. Drink lots of water and stay hydrated, and bring along small snacks such as protein bars to enhance your body's need for nutrients.
Colorado Springs has a semi-arid climate, and its location just east of the Southern Rocky Mountains affords it the rapid warming influence from chinook winds during winter but also subjects it to drastic day-to-day variability in weather conditions. The city has abundant sunshine throughout the year, averaging over 300 days of sun per year, and receives approximately 16.5 inches (419 mm) of annual precipitation.
Colorado Springs is also one of the most active lightning strike areas in the United States. This natural phenomenon led Nikola Tesla to select Colorado Springs as the preferred location to build his lab and study electricity.
Colorado Springs Seasonal Climate
Winters range from mild to moderately cold, with December, the coldest month, averaging 29.8 °F (−1.2 °C); historically January has been the coldest month, but, in recent years, December has had both lower daily maxima and minima. Typically, there are 5.2 nights with sub-0 °F (−18 °C) lows and 23.6 days where the high does not rise above freezing, and extended sub-zero (°F) cold is rare. Snowfall is usually moderate and remains on the ground briefly, with the city receiving 38 inches (97 cm) per season, although the mountains to the west often receive in excess of triple that amount; March is the snowiest month in the region, both by total accumulation and number of days with measurable snowfall. In addition, 8 of the top 10 heaviest 24-hour snowfalls have occurred from March to May. Summers are very warm, with July, the warmest month, averaging 70.9 °F (21.6 °C), and 18 days of 90 °F (32 °C)+ highs annually. Due to the high elevation and aridity, nights are usually relatively cool and rarely does the low remain above 70 °F (21 °C). Dry weather generally prevails, but brief afternoon thunderstorms are common, especially in July and August when the city receives the majority of its annual rainfall, due to the North American Monsoon.