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January 2022, January 13 snowiest in Denver, helping state’s drought conditions

DENVER (KDVR) – With two snowfalls in the last week of January, it’s been over a foot this month!

On average, Denver sees 6.5 inches of snow in January. Before Thursday’s system, Denver picked up 10.6 inches of snow. With another 2.8 inches recorded on Thursday, that leaves January with 13.4 inches of snow. This ranks Denver as January 13 with the most snowfall on record. No snow is expected before the end of the month, we forecast January 13 with the heaviest snowfall.

The three snowiest months in January are:
1992 – 24.3 inches
1949 – 22.2 inches
1883 – 20.5 inches

When we melt that 13.4 inches of snow into water, it will be just 0.78 inches, which is 0.45 inches higher than the monthly average of 0.33 inches. This extra water is appreciated as drought conditions continue to linger across the state.

*The totals in this story refer to the totals at Denver International Airport, where the official weather observations for Denver were made

https://kdvr.com/weather/2022-breaks-into-top-15-snowiest-januarys/ January 2022, January 13 snowiest in Denver, helping state’s drought conditions

Tom Vazquez

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