June notorious for severe weather in Colorado
Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are notorious in Denver and across eastern Colorado through the month of June. More than 40 percent of the state’s tornadoes are observed in this month. The June tornadoes and severe thunderstorms have caused major property damage in and near the Denver metro area.
Even though there are frequent tornado occurrences in eastern Colorado during June, there have been no fatalities during tornadoes in the month. On the other hand, lightning has caused several fatalities through the month.
Cool weather is still possible. The latest freeze on record for Denver was on June 8, 2007, when the temperature dropped to 31 degrees. Snow has been reported in the city as late in to the month as June 11, when in 1947, a trace of snow was recorded.
By the end of June, the mercury has climbed to 100 degrees or higher. Denver’s record high temperature for the month is 104 degrees, set on June 26, 1994. This was Denver’s warmest June, with an average temperature of 73.5 degrees. The earliest date that Denver’s high temperature got above 100 degrees was in 2006, when the high temperature rose to 102 degrees on June 14.