August 2022 weather recap: A very warm month, precip ends close to normal

Thornton, Colorado August 2022 Temperature Summary. (

Looking back on August 2022, by far the most notable weather feature was the temperatures. They were stubbornly warm, refusing to show the usual decrease toward the end of the month we expect to see.

Thornton’s overall average temperature for the month came in at 73.7 degrees. This was well above our 16-year running average for August of 71.6 degrees. This put it in the books as Thornton’s fourth warmest August out of the past 16.

Denver was considerably warmer with an average temperature of 76.1 degrees for the month. This was well above the Mile High City’s historical average of 72.9 degrees (1991 – 2020).  August 2022 goes into the books as the fourth warmest August on record in Denver.

Precipitation was fleeting and came in spurts during the month but Thornton’s rain bucket tallied near normal precipitation. We recorded 1.43 inches, a bit above the 1.23 inches average for August over the past 16 years. More than half of that fell on the 15th and 16th of the month.

Denver pretty much matched our total with 1.45 inches of rain. That was slightly less than the historical August average for the Mile High City of 1.58 inches.

Click here to view Thornton’s complete August 2022 climate summary report.

Thornton, Colorado August 2022 Precipitation Summary. (
Thornton, Colorado August 2022 Precipitation Summary. (

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