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How to Handle Climate Change with a Northern Colorado Move

Moving to the Loveland or Fort Collins are of Northern Colorado is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a lovely community. The area is rich with culture, including arts & entertainment scenes, restaurants, shopping, outdoor recreation and more. Individuals who move to the area from the southern states of the US may find the climate is quite a bit different. It is important to understand the seasonal climates to be prepared, especially considering the clothing needed as well as particular gear. Read on to learn more about the climate changes based on months of the year.

Starting in January, temperatures can be quite cold. The months of January to March usually have lows in the teens to 20s with highs only in the 40s. By March, the temperature increases a little into the 50s but is still quite chilly especially if you are used to warmer weather. Snowfall is at its highest during these months with averages of 8 to 13 inches from January to March. During this time frame, you will need to be sure you have plenty of winter weather clothing including hats, boots, coats, gloves, etc.

The months of April to May are when the temperatures start to turn around towards warmer numbers with April being in the low 60s for the high to the mid-30s for the low. May brings around warmer temperatures with low 70s as the high and mid-40s for the low. You will still require warm clothing but will be able to enjoy short sleeves during the milder days. Snowfall still takes place in April with an average of around 6 inches while May will only see about an inch.

From June to September, those moving to the Northern area of Colorado will be able to enjoy the warmest of temperatures. Ranging from the mid to high 80s, the days are nice and warm with lows in the high 50s during the evenings. By September, highs begin to dip down into the 70s, but you will still be comfortable in shorts until the evening hours. Snow is nonexistent during this time frame but starts to come back around in September and October.

Speaking of October, this is when the temperatures start to dip down low again and continue into November and December. Snowfall is moderate in October at around 4 inches on average but totals begin to build again in November and December with around 8 and 9 inches.

When moving to the area, you want to ensure that your wardrobe is weather appropriate. Plan ahead of time to make sure you have all the essentials. Children will need warm clothes for school and any bus rides while you will want to be comfortable on your way to work. You may want to rethink your vehicle depending on what type of car you drive as well as learn how to safely drive on snow and ice. Individuals from warmer areas such as Florida may have a difficult time without adjusting before arriving at their new home.

Lori Jacobs, SFR Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist Contact: (970)250-1999

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