Written by Meteorologist Dave Aguilera

Happy New Year!

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January 2011 has certianly gotten off to a chilly start. But, this is not unusual for our new month. January on average is Denver’s COLDEST MONTH. In fact, all of the record low temperatures, for every day in January are at least 10 degrees below zero.

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We don’t see much rain in January, it is the second driest month of the year on average. And snow is in short supply as well. The average snowfall for the month is 7.7 inches. That puts it down as the 5th snowiest month for Denver. Last year, 2009, we only saw 2.6 inches of snow in the Mile High City.

The coldest temperature ever recorded in Denver was 29 below zero! That happened on January 9th, 1875.

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