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Old 08-27-2017, 10:38 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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I live in LA and I'm just wondering about the weather in Denver.

is it drier in terms of humidity level and does it rain more often in Denver?
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Old 08-27-2017, 10:59 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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I live in LA and I'm just wondering about the weather in Denver.

is it drier in terms of humidity level and does it rain more often in Denver?
They have almost exactly the same average level of precipitation, 15 inches a year. Denver would be distinctly drier than LA in terms of humidity.
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Old 08-28-2017, 12:13 AM
 
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Well, their average precipitation is about the same (14 to 16 inches), and they're both dry and sunny for much of the year.

The biggest difference (other than the fact that Denver gets snow) is that their wet seasons are opposite one another. Denver's precipitation mostly falls from April to September as rain, while the rest is mainly winter snow. Although the snow can be very heavy times, fall and winter are the dry months in Denver as the snow is kind of sporadic, falling on only a few days per month. Denver is also fairly flat and lacks a coast or lakes, so it lacks LA's microclimates.

LA, of course, receives almost all of its rain from Oct to April and it has some of the driest and sunniest summers in the U.S. And I would say LA has higher humidity due to its coastal location, though this is different across the city.
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Old 08-28-2017, 07:49 AM
 
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I spent a few days in L.A. recently and really felt the humidity.
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:16 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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The humidity reading in my backyard is 65% at 8:15 a.m. on August 28th.

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Old 08-28-2017, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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The humidity reading in my backyard is 65% at 8:15 a.m. on August 28th.
Yes. The difference is that LA usually stays in the 60% range in the afternoon, while we drop to the 30s.

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Old 08-28-2017, 09:36 AM
 
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Well, their average precipitation is about the same (14 to 16 inches), and they're both dry and sunny for much of the year.

The biggest difference (other than the fact that Denver gets snow) is that their wet seasons are opposite one another. Denver's precipitation mostly falls from April to September as rain, while the rest is mainly winter snow. Although the snow can be very heavy times, fall and winter are the dry months in Denver as the snow is kind of sporadic, falling on only a few days per month. Denver is also fairly flat and lacks a coast or lakes, so it lacks LA's microclimates.

LA, of course, receives almost all of its rain from Oct to April and it has some of the driest and sunniest summers in the U.S. And I would say LA has higher humidity due to its coastal location, though this is different across the city.
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I haven't dug out the stats but I think this has been a more humid year here in Denver than normal. Usually it it noticeably drier than LA and other coastal areas. I know because when I get to a coastal area, I always feel like I can finally breath again! lol! Some is altitude but some is the humidity.

There's a lot to like about Denver but I'm just someone who has never fully acclimated physically to the area despite living here for a decade.

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Old 08-28-2017, 11:10 AM
 
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I have fairly dry skin and find myself putting lotion on my hands rather frequently during the fall, spring, winter months. When I lived in L.A. it was maybe 3x daily, in Denver (with some advanced formula) it can be like 15x a day. I think it has more to do with the altitude over anything else.
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Old 08-28-2017, 11:22 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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dayum, didn't realize Denver was at over 5,000ft in elevation. that's actually pretty damn high.

when I visit Maui and I'm at around 3,000 in elevation, I can already feel the coolness in the air...while it's in the mid 80's at sea level. surprised the weather gets warm over Denver.
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