The Metro Denver region has a semi-arid, four-season climate with mild temperatures and nearly 300 days of annual sunshine.Climate Source: U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2013.
|Coldest Month||January, 44 degrees average|
|Warmest Month||July, 89 degrees average|
|Average p.m. Humidity||41%|
|Average Precipitation||14.3 inches|
|Average Snowfall||59.6 inches|
|Average % Sunshine||69%|
Winter storms are normally short-lived and snow melts rapidly in the region. The nearby mountains and ski resorts, however, receive significant annual snowfall. Metro Denver's climate is best described as semi-arid, averaging just under 16 inches of precipitation annually.
Additionally, Metro Denver’s ideal location more than 1,000 miles from the nearest coast and outside of Tornado Alley makes its risk of natural disasters minimal when compared with locations in the east, west, and south. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2013; U.S. Geological Survey, 2013)
The Metro Denver region proactively works to maintain a healthy, clean air quality. The Regional Air Quality Council serves as the lead air quality planning agency and works to develop effective and cost-efficient air quality planning initiatives with input from local governments, the private sector, stakeholder groups, and citizens