Before taking a trip anywhere you probably ask yourself, what is the weather going to be like?
Montrose, Colorado has a semi-arid climate with four distinct seasons. Here is an overview of the weather in Montrose throughout the year:
Winter (December-February): Winters in Montrose are cold, with average high temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to the mid-40s Fahrenheit (1-7 Celsius) and average low temperatures in the teens (-7 to -10 Celsius). Snow is common during the winter months, with an average snowfall of around 28 inches (71 cm) per year.
Although it may be cold in Montrose during the winter, don’t forget to bring sunscreen. The sun is still strong in Colorado during the winter and you can certainly get burned when hiking, skiing, or doing any outdoor winter activities.
Spring (March-May): Springs in Montrose are mild, with average high temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-60s Fahrenheit (13-18 Celsius) and average low temperatures in the 20s (-2 to -7 Celsius). Spring is the wettest season, with around 2-3 inches (5-8 cm) of precipitation per month.
Spring is also known as the ‘windy season’ so bring your wind breaker and ponytail holders because there is a good chance you will need them!
Summer (June-August): Summers in Montrose are warm, with average high temperatures ranging from the mid-80s to low 90s Fahrenheit (29-32 Celsius) and average low temperatures in the mid-50s (12-14 Celsius). Thunderstorms are common during the summer months, with around 1-2 inches (3-5 cm) of precipitation per month.
The days may be hot, but it still cools down in the evenings, especially after a rain storm, so remember to bring layers when adventuring in Colorado. The weather can change very fast no matter what season you’re visiting in.
Fall (September-November): Falls in Montrose are mild and dry, with average high temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to low 70s Fahrenheit (18-22 Celsius) and average low temperatures in the 30s to low 40s (0-5 Celsius). Fall is a great time to visit Montrose, as the weather is pleasant and the fall foliage is beautiful.
Although the majority of fall is mild temperatures, it isn’t rare to have 90 degree days in September, so keep that in mind when visiting in early fall.
Overall, Montrose has a moderate climate with low humidity and plenty of sunshine throughout the year. However, visitors should be prepared for sudden changes in weather, particularly during the winter and summer months. No matter what season you decide to visit in you will not be disappointed!