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Old 11-20-2007, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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does DENVER get a good old thunderstorm...?
Sometimes daily in the summer. Probably late May through mid September is the best time. They're monsoonal storms that come down off the mountains in the late afternoon, but seem to be hit or miss. But they can be very loud and with very heavy rain when they hit you!

October through March you don't see any rain. It's generally very dry and the only precipitation is snow. Although I remember a nice soaking rain this year in mid March, which seemed odd for Denver.
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Castle Rock, CO
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The main storms occur between May and Sept ... but mostly in the months of Jun->Aug.

Colorado weather is consistently inconsistent.

So anywhere between a nightly storm to 1 storm per month is possible.

These are not the large variety of storms most of the time, normally these are locally heavy storms where 10 miles away, it could easily be dry.

There is often a lot of lightning and wind ... and locally heavy rainfall.

But if you are looking for any certain number of storms, any guess is as bad as another.
I would say a couple big storms a month is normal, sometimes 1 per week. This last summer, I would say we only had 3-4 big storms the entire summer. THe previous year, we probably had 5 times as many. I'm talking about Castle Rock. Its different every where, I as said, because so many of the storms are more localized ....
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:48 AM
 
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There was just something on 9 News about how in the last 10 yrs, there has been snow on Thanksgiving one time. (That is snow falling on Thanksgiving.)
global warming if i remember correctly, there was a plot in the IPCC report relative to snowy thanksgiving drives. i think they used treerings to extrapolate backwards. the "drumstick" plot (very skinny to the left, getting fatter to the right as snowy drives have become so sporadic and uncertain)...been a lot of debate on this, i think.
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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Thumbs up Thunderstorms

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does DENVER get a good old thunderstorm...?
We do have a monsoon season and the thunderstorms can be significant with a ton of lightning and sadly, hail. It is all just another part of the true four seasons we have in Denver. Here are some pictures I shot of some of the summer and spring storms.



From my balcony





Big storm east of Denver



A good day for the Denver Art Museum:





Sunset After a Summer Rain Storm:



You can tell I like storms, and of course Denver.

Last edited by DenverAztec; 11-29-2007 at 07:18 PM..
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Those are great pics Aztec! Now you've got me missing Summer so bad! I live for Denver summers!
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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Those are great pics Aztec! Now you've got me missing Summer so bad! I live for Denver summers!
Summer in Denver is ideal! Now you are causing me to miss it as well!
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I have to say, July and August are not my favorite months here. Too hot for me!
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Is it just me, or has December turned out to be colder and snowier than normal? I guess it hasn't snowed that much - I have 4" at my house. But it seems to keep happening at rush hour and it seems like I've spent an extra 3 hours in my car this week sitting in traffic!

According to the ten day forecast, next week should be near or above normal, so hopefully this crap will melt. I probably wouldn't care if I didn't have to drive anywhere or walk the dog on ice, nearly busting my ass twice a day!
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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I hear you Denverian, this is not the pretty snow, it is the ice and cold stuff that makes me want to stay home, eat cookies and watch things that I never do, like Oprah or Ellen. I went to the gym at 5:00 this morning and the roads were fine but as I headed out to work in Aurora after the gym, the roads became a skating rink. What is that saying, "absence makes the heart grow fonder", well I am really missing Summer at the moment.
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Everywhere
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Default Snow Job

Ive been tricked. You guys all said that it would snow, but it would melt and not hang around. 20 degrees one day 70 the next. I think I got a snow job on the Colorado Forums. We are going to have a high of 5 degrees tonight. YIKES
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