Aurora sits on the eastern plain at an altitude slightly higher than Denver. As such, it is prone to violent summer thunderstorms, winter blizzards, and the occasional funnel cloud, weather phenomena that are more common farther east in Kansas and Nebraska. Winter temperatures rarely drop below zero degrees. Summer temperatures can be very hot with stretches of 90+ or 100+ degrees, but the excessive heat is usually mitigated by afternoon clouds and thunderstorms. Winds can be fierce and strong, especially during the spring snow season, creating blizzard-like conditions, but this is not a frequent occurrence.