Denver Weather Conditions
Denver weather varies widely depending on the seasons. The Denver area is generally considered to be a “semi-arid” environment.
In 2007, we had a very unusual winter, with much of the heavy snowfall that would normally fall in the mountains, coming to the Denver metro area. In 20010-2011, we had a very light snowfall winter in the metro area, while the mountains experienced almost record snowfalls. Go figure!
In normal winters, the Denver metro area would receive occasional moderate snowfalls and a few very cold periods during the winter season, but would be relatively comfortable, cool and dry most of the time. Of course, the skiiers, both residents and visitors, love to see as much snow as possible, especially in the mountain resort areas just west of Denver.
Denver area summers are typically warm, but not oppressively hot, and generally dry, with low humidity. Summer is an ideal time for camping, golf, bicycling, hiking, or any of the other outdoor activities that have gained the Denver area its well deserved reputation as an outdoor sports paradise.
Spring and Fall are very unpredictable, with a late season heavy snow event from time to time, and also the possibility of a first snowfall as early as late September. Otherwise, Fall and Spring are considered ideal times to take advantage of favorable weather conditions to explore the many state and national parks that abound in the area.