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Old 05-22-2011, 11:37 PM
 
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Snows all year? Really??
What are the Summers like. What's the average temp? Does it get humid?
What is the average Winter temp? Lots of snow, right? Do you get lots of rain, too?

Thanks.
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Thanks.
Snows all year? No.

Really?? Yes.

What are the Summers like? Hot and dry, occasional afternoon T-storms, sometimes mild highs (70's), cool nights

What's the average temp? http://hurricane.ncdc.noaa.gov/clima.../co/052220.pdf

Does it get humid? May and June, more noticeable at night. Those from the Midwest, East, or South won't think it's humid at all.

What is the average Winter temp? 30.9F, averaging Dec, Jan, and Feb mean temps (highs and lows)

Lots of snow, right? 60.5 annually, only got around ~35 in this year per my extremely amateur documentation. Any snow that falls usually melts by the time the next storm hits.

Do you get lots of rain, too? Only in May. The rest of the year, absolutely not.
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:30 AM
 
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Snows all year! Really! There's 36 inches on the ground right now! Massive snowdrifts blocking all traffic! Snow, snow, snow! And you totally forgot about the ice! Thousands of accidents every single day from all the sliding! Eventually, it'll all melt about June 30...just in time for the hail storms! Hundreds of roof cave-ins! Hail the size of basketballs! Finally, we'll get about two days to rebuild around September 14...and then the snow starts again!

I just don' t know how we survive.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:49 AM
 
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Denver has a semi-arid climate, receiving around 14 inches of liquid precipitation per year. By contrast, Phoenix, which is in the Sonoran desert, gets an average of 7. We get the largest amount of precipitation in May (around 2.5 inches for the month), usually in storms that last a few days as well as scattered thunderstorms in the afternoons (those happen all summer). Our average last frost date is the second week of May, but late frosts can occur into June. It can snow even in June, but that is rare and the snow does not accumulate. Snow often occurs in May (or rain/snow mix), but again it melts right away. Usually, there are about 5-7 days per year in the winter when the snow makes travel really miserable. We stay home on those days if we can.

Summers are not humid compared to the Midwest, South, or East coast. Temps range from mid 60s to mid 90s May-September. The weather starts to get cold with the potential for snow about mid October. After that, we'll have accumulating snow several times a month, however it will usually melt after a few days of mild temps. We can have days in the 60s and 70s easily into December. Jan-March can be very windy--although this year that annoying blowing has continued into May.

Weather in Denver is highly variable,leading to the quip, "If you don't like the weather in Denver, wait 5 minutes.". Always dress in layers!
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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The average high temp in July is 89. There are 13 days above 90 (on average) in July. There are 34 >90 degree days in an average summer, including two in Sept. (Link posted elsewhere on this forum) It has never snowed in July or August in Denver or Boulder.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:45 AM
 
Location: N. Colorado
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Explain the weather? LoL we can't!
Some days you can have all four season in one day. Keeps you guessing and keeps it interesting.

I said in another thread about a day this month. Woke up to snow on the ground- Winter, a few hours later it felt like- Fall, by the afternoon- Spring and the snow had melted and I did not need a jacket anymore. I have never seen snow in June, July or Aug, any other month is fair game. But in the Spring and Fall it does not stay around long.

Layers are your friend, so is keeping an extra hoodie/jacket/sweater in your car.

To me the Summer feels really hot since we are a mile closer to the Sun, shade feels great since there is little humidity. When people start complaining about it being" oh so humid at 30%" I laugh. Now we can get in the negatives in the Winter but to me it does not feel as cold as East Coast negatives.

Most afternoons in the Summer around 2-3 pm the clouds start rolling in from the South, thunder, maybe some lightening, a bit of rain. Then it is gone pretty quick.

The weather I dislike is, hail, tornados ( of course) and the flipping wind. The wind I can say I hate! It is damaging, gives me a headache and can blow all day and all night into the next day. Neighbors trash blows this way, if it is snowing it makes huge drifts, not mention fuels any wild fires.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Aurora
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I like it and i'm originally from Southern California. there's sun most of the time , not too much snow, even when it does snow it's not really cold, and the snow doesn't stay around to get really gray and grim. only thing I don't care for is the dryness, but you can't have everything . if it weren't so dry, it would feel colder, so I guess it's just right. The best part about the dryness means summers are nice-no humidity.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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It snowed in June in 1998, the year my nephew graduated from high school. I don't remember the date, but it was early. It snowed in Boulder on June 4, 2005, the day my younger daughter graduated from high school. Those are the only times since I have lived here in 1980 that I've seen snow in June. It was in the high 90s on June 1, 2002 when my older daughter graduated from HS.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:04 AM
 
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We get it all. Snow, Blizzards, rain, humidity, searing dry heat, severe thunderstorms. Just not all that much of any one thing. Oh, and some nice days too. The good part is that every month of the year, even winter, has some pretty nice days. And some really crummy days too.

You will love Denver if you like variety -- no Seasonal Affective Disorder here. You will hate Denver if you like to plan outdoor stuff in advance and like to be able to predict what the weather is going to be.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:04 AM
 
Location: colorado
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Snows all year? Really??
What are the Summers like. What's the average temp? Does it get humid?
What is the average Winter temp? Lots of snow, right? Do you get lots of rain, too?

Thanks.
This is how you desribe it..UNPREDICTABLE...
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