Denver, Colorado 

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Climate in Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado gets 17 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Denver averages 60 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 245 sunny days per year in Denver. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Denver gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 83 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highs & Lows

Summer High: the July high is around 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Denver ranks 72/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Denver, ColoradoUnited States
  16.7 in.38.1 in.
  60.2 in.27.8 in.
  83.1 days106.2 days
  245 days205 days
  88.9°85.8°
  17.9°21.7°
  7254
  4.84.3
  5279 ft.2443 ft.

July is the hottest month for Denver with an average high temperature of 88.9°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Colorado. In Denver, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Denver are September, June and May.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Denver with an average of 16.9°. This is warmer than most places in Colorado.


In Denver, there are 33.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Colorado.


In Denver, there are 155.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Colorado.


In Denver, there are 5.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Colorado.


May is the wettest month in Denver with 2.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 36% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season.


The annual rainfall of 16.7 inches in Denver means that it is about average compared to other places in Colorado.


An annual snowfall of 60.2 inches in Denver means that it is about average compared to other places in Colorado.



March is the snowiest month in Denver with 11.7 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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    Reviews for Denver    452 Reviews
    Denver was cool but now it’s fucked - 6/13/2019
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    If you like phony people, move to Denver! - 5/26/2019
    I have lived here 20 years and overall the only best thing I can say about it is the weather is fairly decent. The people however, ha! Another story! The entire... Read More

    Lived here...not going to anymore! Bye! - 5/11/2019
    I've lived in Colorado almost my entire life and it used to be so great. Now, that unfortunately has changed. People keep moving here from other states (and they... Read More


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