Denver - Temperature Averages by Decade





Summarized here are the temperatures extending over seven decades at Denver, Colorado. Listed for every decade from the 1950s to the 2010s are averages for maximum and minimum daily temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed with information on the number of hot and cold days.

Each decade covers a standard 10-year range. For instance the 1990s includes weather measurements from Jan 1, 1990 to Dec 31, 1999. The 2010s data go to the end of 2018. All the temperature data were collected at Denver's Stapleton neighborhood.

High Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily maximum temperature at Denver
High °F Decade High °C
65.7 2010s 18.7
65.2 2000s 18.5
64.8 1990s 18.2
64.0 1980s 17.8
64.4 1970s 18.0
64.1 1960s 17.8
64.3 1950s 17.9

Low Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily minimum temperature at Denver
Low °F Decade Low °C
37.2 2010s 2.9
36.7 2000s 2.6
37.4 1990s 3.0
37.5 1980s 3.0
35.8 1970s 2.1
35.3 1960s 1.8
37.3 1950s 3.0

Hot Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Denver reached at least 70 or 90 °F
Decade 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2010s 165 49
2000s 164 44
1990s 160 34
1980s 158 35
1970s 159 35
1960s 159 33
1950s 158 32

Cold Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Denver dropped to 0 or 32 °F or lower
Decade 0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
2010s 153 6
2000s 159 5
1990s 152 5
1980s 151 9
1970s 157 9
1960s 162 11
1950s 153 5
Reference

Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

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