Located on a high plain between two mountain ranges, Laramie experiences mild summers and relatively long winters. The dry climate makes for very enjoyable summers where the long days are warm and the evenings are cool. Laramie's total precipitation averages only about 11 inches each year. The average July high temperature is approximately 78 degrees and the average low in January is about 14.5 degrees. Although Laramie does experience over 42 inches of snow a year, it also records about 250 days of sunshine.