City of Colorado Springs / Emergency Management / Weather Information

Weather

Colorado Springs is considered an alpine desert and has approximately 300 days of sunshine per year.  The pleasant weather here provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities. 
 
Please keep in mind that Colorado weather can be as varied as the land in our great state.  Weather conditions may vary widely from the plains to mountain areas.  Additionally, conditions may change rapidly. 
 
Whether going to a sporting event on a warm summer evening or traveling to a ski resort during the winter, check weather forecasts and be prepared with an emergency supply kit in your vehicle.  Hazard-specific information is outlined on the following pages.