Denver ends August as 8th driest ever recorded

DENVER — August ends for Denver on a cool and dry note.

Temperatures, following a hot June and July, dropped some from their averages for August which will end about a degree cooler than average for the city.

Despite heavy rainfall within the metro area, namely that which fell Tuesday night, the official rainfall for the city is dismal – 0.22 inches on the month, which is 1.43 inches drier than average and the 8th driest August on record.

Unlike the temperatures, the rainfall deficit grew from June through August. Denver’s summer was nearly 3 inches drier than average.

Again, that’s at the official Denver weather station sitting at DIA. Other neighborhoods were much wetter and hotter, namely Downtown.