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Denver's Earliest Freeze Dates since 1872

(Average Date of first Freeze: October 7th)

Rank Date
1 9/8/2020
- 9/8/1962
3 9/11/1898
4 9/12/1902
5 9/14/1876
- 9/14/1912
- 9/14/2003
- 9/14/1993
9 9/15/1889
- 9/15/1903

 

Denver's Latest Early Season Freezes since 1872

Rank Date
1 11/15/1944
2 11/6/1924
3 11/4/1940
4 10/30/1974
5 10/29/1941
- 10/29/1939
- 10/29/1931
8 10/29/1874
9 10/28/2015
10 10/27/2010
- 10/27/1963
-

10/27/1884

 

Denver's First Freeze Dates last 10 Years

9/8/2020
10/9/2019
10/10/2018
10/9/2017
10/6/2016
10/28/2015
10/3/2014
10/4/2013
10/5/2012
10/17/2011

 

 

Denver's Latest Freeze Dates since 1872

(Average Date of last Freeze: May 4th)

Rank Date
1 6/8/2007
2 6/2/1951
3 6/1/1919
4 5/30/1883
5 5/28/1947
6 5/26/1950
7 5/24/2002
8 5/22/2019
- 5/22/1930
- 5/22/1910

 

Denver's Earliest Late Season Freezes since 1872

 

Rank Date
1 4/5/1981
- 4/5/1977
3 4/7/1936
4 4/9/1926
5 4/13/1962
- 4/13/1881
7 4/14/1980
8 4/15/1949
- 4/15/1897
10 4/16/1974

 

Denver's Late Season Freeze Dates last 10 Years

5/6/2020
5/22/2019
4/25/2018
5/4/2017
5/8/2016
5/11/2015
5/14/2014
5/5/2013
4/16/2012
5/5/2011
5/13/2010

 

 

 

Denver's Earliest Snow Dates since 1882 (at least 0.1") 

(Average Date of first measurable Snowfall: October 18th)

Rank Date Snow
1 9/3/1961 4.2
2 9/8/2020 1.0
- 9/8/1962 0.7
4 9/12/1989 2.3
5 9/12/1974 1.8
6 9/13/1993 5.4
7 9/16/1971 2.7
8 9/19/1955 0.2
9 9/20/1995 4.7
- 9/20/1965 3.5

 

Denver's First Snowfall Dates last 10 Years (at least 0.1")

 

9/8/2020
10/10/2019
10/6/2018
10/9/2017
11/17/2016
11/5/2015
11/11/2014
10/18/2013
10/5/2012
10/25/2011

 

 

Denver's Latest Snowfall Dates since 1882 (at least 0.1")

(Average Date of last Snowfall: April 28th)

Rank Date Snow
1 6/2/1951 0.3
2 5/29/1975 5.6
3 5/28/1950 0.1
- 5/28/1947 1.0
5 5/24/2002 0.7
6 5/21/2019 2.8
- 5/21/2001 1.0
- 5/21/1931 3.6
- 5/21/1910 3.8
- 5/21/1891 1.0

 

Date of Last Snowfall Last 10 Years (at least 0.1")

4/16/2020
5/21/2019
4/24/2018
4/29/2017
4/30/2016
5/10/2015
5/12/2014
5/2/2013
4/3/2012
5/11/2011

 

 

Denver's Largest Daily Snowfalls since 1882 (inches)

 

Rank Snow Date
1 23.6 Dec 24,1982
2 23.0 April 23, 1885
3 22.9 Mar 18,2003
4 20.9 Dec 4,1913
5 20.7 Dec 20,2006
6 19.9 March 14, 2021
7 18.0 Mar 5,1983
8 17.3 Apr 2,1957
- 17.3 Mar 21,1944
10 16.5 Dec 5,1913

 

 

Denver's Largest Snowstorms since 1882 (inches)

 

Rank Snowfall Dates
1 45.7 December 1-5, 1913
2 31.8 March 17-19, 2003
3 30.4 November 2-4, 1946
4 27.1 March 13-14, 2021
5 23.8 December 24, 1982
6 23.0 April 23, 1885
7 22.7 October 20-23, 1906
8 21.9 October 24-25, 1997
9 21.5 November 26-27, 1983
10 20.7 December 20-21, 2006
11 19.3 January 29-31, 1883
12 19.0 April 24-25, 1935
13 18.7 March 5-6, 1983
14 18.5 Mar 20-22, 1944
15 18.2 April 17-19, 1920
16 18.0 April 19-20, 1907
- 18.0 March 31-April 1, 1891
18 17.7 November 19-21, 1979
19 17.3 April 2, 1957
20 16.9 March 20-21, 1952

 

 

Denver's Largest Seasonal Snowfalls since 1882 (inches)

(Average Denver Seasonal Snowfall: 56.5")

Rank Season Snow
1 1908-1909  118.7
2 1958-1959  99.3
3 1913-1914  98.9
4 1972-1973  94.9
5 1946-1947  93.5
6 1973-1974  91.5
7 1943-1944  90.5
8 1906-1907  85.6
9 1979-1980  85.5
10 1923-1924  85.4

 

 

Denver's Lowest Seasonal Snowfalls since 1882 (inches)

(Average Denver Seasonal Snowfall: 56.5")

Rank Season Snow
1 1888-1889  21.3
2 2016-2017 21.8
3 2010-2011  22.8
4 1887-1888  25.5
5 2017-2018 25.7
6 1981-1982  26.7
7 1903-1904  27.2
8 1945-1946  28.6
9 2001-2002  30.2
10 2005-2006  30.4

 

 

Denver's Longest Consecutive Snow Depth Days (1" or more)
(1900-Present)

Rank # of Days End Date
1 63 1/27/1984
2 61 2/19/2007
3 60 1/29/1914
4 48 2/9/1983
5 43 1/30/1974
6 39 12/29/1992
7 38 1/30/1988
9 32 1/8/2008
10 27 2/23/1989

 

 

Denver's Coldest Temperatures since 1872
 

Rank Temperature Date
1 -29    January 9, 1875  
2 -25 December 22, 1990
- -25 January 12, 1963
- -25 January 11, 1963
- -25 February 1, 1951
- -25 February 8, 1936
- -25 December 24, 1876
8 -24 February 5, 1989
- -24 January 10, 1962
- -24 January 9, 1962
- -24 January 31, 1951
12 -22 February 6, 1899
- -22 February 4, 1883
- -22 January 28, 1872
15 -21 December 21, 1990
- -21 December 21, 1983
- -21 January 6, 1913
- -21 February 12, 1905
19 -20 January 17, 1930
- -20 December 9, 1919
- -20 January 26,1902
- -20 February 12, 1899
- -20 February 11, 1899
- -20 December 9, 1898
- -20 January 15, 1888
- -20 January 19, 1883
- -20 February 15, 1881
- -20 January 13, 1875
- -20 January 25, 1872

 

 

Denver's Coldest Winters
(December through February)

Rank Season Avg. Temp
1 1898-1899 24.6
2 1978-1979 25.6
3 1961-1962 25.7
4 1983-1984 26.2
5 1873-1874 27.0
6 2006-2007 27.2
7 1992-1993 27.4
- 1874-1875 27.4
9 1928-1929 27.5
- 1912-1913 27.5

 

Denver's Warmest Winters
(December through February)

Rank Season Avg. Temp
1 1933-1934 40.1
2 1980-1981 38.2
3 1934-1935 37.8
4 1942-1943 37.4
5 1906-1907 37.3
6 1953-1954 37.1
7 1957-1958 36.6
8 1975-1976 36.4
- 1895-1896 36.4
10 1994-1995 36.1