What to expect from April weather in the Denver area

You likely remember the phrase April showers bring May flowers, but what else does April bring?

April is the fifth snowiest month of Denver's nine month snow period of September to May, according to the National Weather Service.

Denver normally collects 6.8 inches of snow in April. We have had major storms in April. In 1885, a storm hit Denver with 23 inches in less than 24 hours.

April storms typically start as rain during the daylight hours then turn to snow in the evening as temperatures drop.

Speaking of temperatures, we can see a wide range of temperatures. This week is a perfect example of that. Monday, the hottest spot in the state was Lamar, where we hit a high of 85. The lowest temperature in the last 24 hours was 13 degrees in Akron and Limon.

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