Snow in May not uncommon, occurred 6 times in last 10 years

June 12, 1947 was latest date for snow in Denver

DENVER - Are you ready for more snow?  That’s right. We said more snow.  A strong spring storm is set to move into the region this weekend, bringing rain Saturday afternoon and snow by Sunday morning. 

Heavy snow in May sounds crazy, but it definitely does happen here in Colorado.  The average date of the last measurable snowfall is April 26, but there have been plenty of years with snow in May.  

Take a look at the last date of measurable snow in Denver over the past few years:

  • May 2, 2013
  • April 3, 2012
  • May 11, 2011
  • May 12, 2010
  • April 27, 2009
  • May 14, 2008
  • April 14, 2007
  • May 10, 2006
  • May 2, 2005
  • April 30, 2004

If you think snow in May is crazy, what about June?  The record for the latest date of the last snow in Denver is June 12 in 1947.

Want more fun facts? Check out the National Weather Service's snow stats webpage:

A  little more snow could be a good thing.  Denver’s average seasonal snowfall is well below normal.  Our cumulative normal each season is 57.5 inches and so far, we’ve only seen 37.3 inches of snow and Denver International Airport.

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