When will we see snow in the Denver area? It typically happens in October

The calendar may say fall, but Mother Nature is giving the high country a blast of winter.

Did you know we typically see our first snow fall in the metro area in October?

While the earliest date of the first measurable snowfall in Denver for a winter season was September 3, back in 1961. The average date is Octobver 19. The latest date we've ever seen the first measurable snow was November 21 in 1934.

In the last ten years, the first measurable snow has hit between October 5 and November 15.

By the way, while we're talking snow -- the last time we had measurable snow on the ground in Denver this year was May 2.

And if you thought last winter was snowy, you were right. Denver got 78.4 inches of snow during the winter of 2012-2013. That's the most in the last ten years and higher than normal. We average 57.5 inches of snow each year.

Thank you to the National Weather Service for these interesting facts. Read more: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/bou/?n=snowstat

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