May 9, 2022 - News

Denver recorded one of the driest Aprils in history

Data: National Weather Service; Chart: John Frank/Axios
Data: National Weather Service; Chart: John Frank/Axios

April ended with 0.06 inches of precipitation in Denver — a trace that makes it the third driest in history, according to the National Weather Service.

Why it matters: The lack of precipitation portends an arid summer that will increase drought conditions and fire danger.

Of note: Three of Denver's driest Aprils came in the last 20 years.

  • None of the wettest Aprils came in the 2000s.
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