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October 2016: One for the record books!

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Posted at 3:47 PM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 18:00:12-04

DENVER -- Denver just sweated out the fourth warmest October on record!

The average temperature (the high and low combined) last month was 57.8 degrees. The warmest October on record was in 1950, when the average temperature reached nearly 60 degrees.

However, Denver7 Meteorologist Mike Nelson said don’t be fooled by the high thermal reading. An unseasonably warm October does not indicate a dry or mild winter. In fact, in 1950 Denver saw one of its worst winters just months after breaking that heat record in October.

Mike Nelson predicted in September that the Denver area will see about 60 inches of snow this winter. That is close to the 30-year average. Denver ended up with about 75 inches of snow last winter.

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