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Warm and dry trend continues this fall in Denver

Denver and most other cities on the Front Range were above the average temperature and below the average precipitation.

DENVER — October was the fifth consecutive month in Denver where the temperature was above average, and the precipitation was below average.

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Most of the other cities on the Front Range were also above the average temperature and below the average precipitation.

Denver's October measurement came from the official climate station at Denver International Airport, while the average includes several different stations over the last 150 years. 

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To be more than a degree warmer than the average is significant, especially with it being like that for the fifth month in a row.  The data shows that in Colorado, fall is warming faster than any other season.

And the forecast for November is calling for above-average temperatures once again.

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Precipitation was also lacking on the Front Range over the past five months, but there wasn't quite as drastic of a difference compared to the temperatures. At the end of October, Denver and much of the Front Range was only listed in Level 1 Moderate drought conditions.

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Final drought monitor data of the month from October 24

It’s a different story in the mountains, where October was cooler and wetter than average in most spots. Snowpack finished at 33% above average, favoring areas on the Western Slope.

It was the fifth consecutive October where Colorado snowpack finished above average.

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