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Denver's Winter/Cold Season Statistics

 

Autumn Snow Information    

Earliest Date of First Snow: September 3, 1961
Latest Date of First Snow: November 21, 1934
Average Date:  October 18th

                                                                   
First Measurable Snow Last 10 Years:

October 9, 2017
November 17, 2016
November 5, 2015
November 11, 2014
October 18, 2013
October 5, 2012
October 25, 2011
November 15, 2010
October 21, 2009
November 14, 2008
   
Spring Snow Information

Earliest Date of Last Snow: March 4, 1887
Latest Date of Last Snow: June 12, 1947 - Trace
Latest Date of Last Measurable Snow: June 1, 1919 - 0.4"
Average Date: April 27th


Date of Last Measurable Snow Last 10 Years:

April 24, 2018
April 29, 2017
April 30, 2016
May 10, 2015
May 12, 2014
May 2, 2013
April 3, 2012
May 11, 2011
May 12, 2010
April 27, 2009

Seasonal Snowfall Amounts

 

Greatest Seasonal Snowfall: 118.7 inches 1908-1909
Least Seasonal Snowfall: 21.3 inches 1888-1889
Average Seasonal Snowfall (1882-2016) 57.3 inches

 


Seasonal Snowfall Last 10 Years:

Season Snowfall (inches)
2016-2017 21.8
2015-2016 72.8
2014-2015 57.8
2013-2014 38.4
2012-2013 78.4
2011-2012 55.6
2010-2011 22.8
2009-2010 60.6
2008-2009 38.1
2007-2008 46.3

 


Consecutive Days of 1" or more of
Snow on the Ground (1900-Present)

Rank

# of Days

End Date

1 63 Jan 27, 1984
2 61 Feb 19, 2007
3 60 Jan 29, 1914
4 48 Feb 9, 1983
5 43 Jan 30, 1974
6 38 Jan 30, 1988
7 35 Feb 5, 1949
8 33 Jan 18, 1919
9 32 Jan 8, 2008
10 27 Feb 23, 1989


Biggest Denver Snowstorms (1881-Present)
   

Snowfall (Inches)

Dates

45.7

Dec 1-5, 1913

31.8

Mar 17-19, 2003

30.4

Nov 2-4, 1946

23.8

Dec 24, 1982

23.0

Apr 23, 1885

22.7

Oct 20-23, 1906

21.9

Oct 24-25, 1997

21.5

Nov 26-27, 1983

20.7

Dec 20-21, 2006

19.3

Jan 29-31, 1883

19.0

Apr 24-25, 1935

18.7

Mar 5-6, 1983

18.5

Mar 20-22, 1944

18.2

Apr 17-19, 1920

18.0

Apr 19-20, 1907

18.0

Mar 31-Apr 1, 1891

17.7

Nov 19-21, 1979

17.3

Apr 2, 1957

16.9

Mar 20-21, 1952

16.8

Apr 20-22, 1933

16.5

Sep 26-28, 1936

16.0

Oct 3-5, 1969

15.9

Feb 2-4, 2012

15.8

Apr 26-27, 1972

 

 

Autumn Freeze Information

 

Earliest Date of First Freeze:

September 8, 1962

Latest Date of First Freeze:

November 15, 1944

Average Date: (since 1872)

October 7th

 

First Freeze Last 10 Years:

October 9, 2017
October 6, 2016
October 28, 2015
October 3, 2014
October 4, 2013
October 5, 2012
October 17, 2011
October 27, 2010
October 2, 2009
October 13, 2008


Spring Freeze Information

Earliest Date of Last Freeze:

April 5, 1977 &   April 5, 1981

Latest Date of Last Freeze:

Jun 8, 2007

Average Date: (since 1872)

May 4th


Latest Freeze for the past 10 Years:

April 25, 2018
May 4, 2017
May 8, 2016
May 11, 2015
May 14, 2014
May 5, 2013
April 16, 2012
May 5, 2011
May 13, 2010
May 5, 2009