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What is weather typically like in Denver in January?

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Denver Colorado skyline at sunrise, day after winter snow storm from City Park and Denver Museum of Science and Nature

DENVER (KDVR) — January started off in a snowy way in Colorado, quickly becoming the snowiest January in three years, so far in Denver.

What is Denver typically like in January? The average temperature is 31.7 degrees and the average snowfall is 6.5 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

Here are the 5 warmest Denver Januarys on record based on average temperature, according to the National Weather Service:

  • 1986: 40.3 degrees
  • 1934: 40.1 degrees
  • 1953: 39.6 degrees
  • 1935: 39.4 degrees
  • 1893: 38.3 degrees

Here are the 5 coldest Denver Januarys on record based on average temperature, according to the National Weather Service:

  • 1930: 16.9 degrees
  • 1979: 18 degrees
  • 1875: 18.1 degrees
  • 1937: 18.2 degrees
  • 1963: 19.1 degrees

Here are the 5 snowiest Denver Januarys on record, according to the National Weather Service:

  1. 1992: 24.3 inches
  2. 1949: 22.2 inches
  3. 1883: 20.5 inches
  4. 1948: 19.2 inches
  5. 1959: 7.4 inches

Here are the 5 least snowy Denver Januarys on record, according to the National Weather Service:

  • 2003 & 1934: Trace
  • 1931: 0.1 inch
  • 1933: 0.2 inch

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