DENVER — Old Man Winter has overstayed his welcome and then some.
Denver finished May with below-average temperatures, something that has happened for four straight months.
February, March, April and May all finished with below average temperatures, marking the first time four consecutive months have finished with below average temperatures since January through April of 2013.
Here's how it broke down:
- February: 7.1 degrees below average
- March: 1 degree below average
- April: 1.2 degrees below average
- May: 1.3 degrees below average
These statistics are all based on official observations at Denver International Airport, where official National Weather Service records are kept.
What's with all the chilly weather? You can mostly thank the exceptionally gray, soggy and even snowy weather that's given Denver a flavor of the Pacific Northwest for the last few months.
It's no coincidence that each of the last four months has also featured above average precipitation.
Denver's trademark sunshine is hiding behind the clouds, keeping the city - and much of the Front Range - shivering in chillier temperatures.
May is tied with July for Denver's wettest month of the year, with an average of 2.16 inches of precipitation. But, it's normally mixed in with a healthy amount of sunshine, something that was sorely lacking this year.
Thirteen of 31 days last month had measurable precipitation, and only four days were mostly or completely sunny in Denver.
If you're looking for some warmer weather, though, it's on its way! Denver will likely hit 90 degrees on Friday or Saturday, which would mark the city's first 90-degree reading of the season.
Also, the month of June overall is looking on the warmer side as well.
Hang in there, Denver.
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