Our Current Weather Conditions are:
Trinidad Local Year Round Climate
Trinidad is situated on the front range of the Rocky Mountains at 6,025′ above sea level and its location near the southern border of Colorado adjoining New Mexico results in a semi-arid climate with over 300 days of Sunshine per year. Precipitation in the way of approximately 14 inches of rainfall and less than 100 inches of snowfall per year makes for a very enjoyable year round climate.
Average Daily Temperatures
Weather extremes are usually scattered and of short duration. Summers are warm and dry with daytime temperatures in the 80 to 90 degree range. Mountain Properties surrounding Trinidad will usually be approximately 10 degrees cooler. Because of the elevation, a dusting of snow can occur as early as mid-September, but it is quickly gone and warm fall weather often lasts into December. Severe cold is normally of short duration. Balmy days are also scattered throughout the winter months so that golf and other outdoor activities can be enjoyed through out the year. A typical snow will be 3 ,4 or 6 inches and will be gone in two to three days on roads and southern facing exposure, staying longer on north facing exposures. The dry air makes both heat and cold seem less severe than in other parts of the nation which have more humidity and broader temperature extremes.
Other Local Weather for Today
Come Visit us in Southern Colorado and enjoy our wonderful year-round weather!
Weather Websites and Resources
One of the best ways to research our weather is to use the Weather History on webpages such as:
Wunderground.com Custom Range Averages
Weather.com and put in Trinidad Colorado or our zip 81082 and then scroll down and look for the link for Historic Averages and you will see some results like this
Interesting Side Note
Most homes built in this area do not have or use Air Conditioning and instead use what we can “Swamp Coolers” or “Evaporative Coolers” to cool their home. These coolers work by misting water in front of a fan blowing moist cool air into the home. This works in an arid climate like ours but it is becoming more standard to have Air Conditioning installed in newer homes and businesses.
There are only a handful of days during the summer when you really need Air Conditioning and mostly only in the early to late afternoon. When the sun starts dropping so does the temperature and even on the hottest of days it will drop down to 60-65 degrees at night. This makes for wonderful sleeping with maybe only a fan or just an open window.
In the winter if you planned your building site properly and encouraged “Passive Solar” to enter your windows, when the sun drops low in the southern sky during these winter months, your home will get free heat from the sun making it more comfortable. Do some searches on Passive Solar Design to learn more about this wonderful idea.