Average first snowfall in Denver comes October 18

Posted at 11:34 AM, Oct 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-11 14:20:04-04

DENVER – Now that it’s fall and we’re seeing fairly regular snow in the high country, Denverites are probably wondering how soon we could see the white stuff in the city.

Denver7 meteorologist Lisa Hidalgo isn’t predicting snow just yet, but broke down some of the numbers Tuesday morning. Watch the video above for the report.

Typically, the average first snow in the city is seen Oct. 18.

But it various years can bring various first snowfall dates.

The earliest first snow on record in Denver fell Sept. 3, 1961.

But back in 1934, people had to wait around for quite a while to see any flurries. The first snowfall in the city fell that year on Nov. 21 – almost Thanksgiving!

To see average first snowfalls nationwide, click here.

So fear not, winter lovers: snow season should be just around the corner.


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