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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
308 PM MST MON FEB 1 2016

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...THE DENVER CO CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1872 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              76   01/27/1888
 LOW              -29   01/09/1875
HIGHEST            65   01/30        76     -11       75  01/27
LOWEST              5   01/10       -29      34      -10  01/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     43.5              44.0    -0.5     46.7
AVG. MINIMUM     20.1              17.4     2.7     21.0
MEAN             31.8              30.7     1.1     33.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3               5.5    -2.5        5
DAYS MIN <= 32     30              29.4     0.6       27
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               1.7    -1.7        3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.35   1883
 MINIMUM         0.01   1933
                        1934
                        1952

TOTALS           0.50              0.41    0.09     0.38
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.01    0.01     0.01
DAYS >= .01         5               4.1     0.9        5
DAYS >= .10         3               0.9     2.1        1
DAYS >= .50         0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.32   01/07 TO 01/08

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTAL             4.6               7.0
RECORD
TOTAL            24.3              1992

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1021              1063     -42      958
 SINCE 7/1       3208              3531    -323     3249
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/08/1962
 LATEST       06/08/2007
EARLIEST                        10/07
LATEST                          05/05
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.5
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   4/204
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/270    DATE  01/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/270    DATE  01/14

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             19
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     57

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                0     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      5

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

...JANUARY 2016 SLIGHTLY WETTER AND WARMER THAN NORMAL...

JANUARY 2016 WAS AN UNEVENTFUL MONTH IN DENVER WITH NEAR NORMAL
TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION. ONLY 5 DAYS DURING THE MONTH HAD
MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION. THE MAJORITY OF THE PRECIPITATION WAS
MEASURED FROM THE 7TH THROUGH THE 8TH AS A LARGE UPPER LEVEL LOW
PRESSURE TROUGH AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT MOVED ACROSS THE ROCKY
MOUNTAIN REGION. THERE WERE NO EXTREME TEMPERATURES DURING THE
MONTH...WITH ONLY ONE DAY REACHING INTO THE 60S. THERE WERE NO
DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES FALLING BELOW ZERO.

TEMPERATURES:

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR THE
MONTH OF WAS 31.8 DEGREES F WHICH WAS 1.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.
JANUARY 1986 WAS THE WARMEST ON RECORD AT 40.3 DEGREES F.
THE COLDEST JANUARY ON RECORD WAS 16.8 DEGREES F BACK IN
1930...WHICH IS THE COLDEST MONTH ON RECORD. ON THE 30TH...THE
TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO 65 DEGREES WHICH IS THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE
OF THE MONTH. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF 5 DEGREES F OCCURRED ON THE
10TH.

TEN WARMEST JANUARYS IN DENVER WEATHER HISTORY SINCE 1872:

40.3 1986
40.1 1934
39.6 1953
39.4 1935
38.3 1893
38.2 1911
37.9 1923
37.4 2006
37.3 1981...1896

TEN COLDEST JANUARY`S IN DENVER WEATHER HISTORY SINCE 1872:

16.8 1930
18.0 1979
18.1 1875
18.2 1937
19.1 1963
19.4 1949
19.5 1962
20.8 2007
21.7 1886
22.8 1916

PRECIPITATION:

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 0.50 INCHES...WHICH IS 0.09 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF
0.41 INCHES. THERE WERE 5 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION DURING
THE MONTH. ON THE 8TH...0.23 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH IS
THE GREATEST DAILY AMOUNT FOR THE MONTH. 4.6 INCHES OF SNOW WAS
MEASURED AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DURING THE MONTH...WHICH IS
2.4 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

TEN WETTEST JANUARY`S IN DENVER WEATHER HISTORY SINCE 1872:

2.35 INCHES 1883
1.90 INCHES 1877
1.60 INCHES 1891
1.46 INCHES 1949
1.43 INCHES 1948
1.33 INCHES 1962
1.31 INCHES 1973
1.24 INCHES 1959
1.19 INCHES 1992
1.14 INCHES 1989


ELEVEN DRIEST JANUARY`S IN DENVER WEATHER HISTORY SINCE 1872:

0.01 INCHES 1952...1934...1933
0.02 INCHES 1931
0.03 INCHES 2003...1935...1914
0.04 INCHES 1904
0.05 INCHES 1998...1901...1893

TEN SNOWIEST JANUARY`S IN DENVER WEATHER HISTORY SINCE 1872:

24.3 INCHES 1992
22.2 INCHES 1949
20.5 INCHES 1883
19.2 INCHES 1948
17.4 INCHES 1959
17.2 INCHES 1962
17.0 INCHES 1987...1891
15.9 INCHES 2007
15.7 INCHES 1951

TEN LEAST SNOWIEST JANUARY`S IN DENVER WEATHER HISTORY

TRACE      2003...1934
0.1 INCHES 1931
0.2 INCHES 1933
0.3 INCHES 1952
0.4 INCHES 1914
0.8 INCHES 1934
0.9 INCHES 1970
1.0 INCHES 1961...1893

THERE WAS NO DAYS IN WHICH THUNDER WAS OBSERVED AT DENVER
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THERE WERE 2 DAYS WITH DENSE FOG WITH A
VISIBILITY AT OR BELOW 1/4 MILE DURING THE MONTH.
THE PEAK WIND OF 38 MPH FROM THE WEST (270) OCCURRED ON THE 14TH.

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