DENVER – It looks as though Denver will fall just short of breaking the record for its all-time snowiest March, but the snow totals for March 2021 will still go down in the city’s record books.
Another 1.5 inches of snow fell by 7:40 a.m. Tuesday at Denver International Airport, making the official total for the month 34 inches – good for second all-time in terms of snowiest Marches in the city.
Denver International Airport got another 0.4 inch of snow out of the thunderstorm between 10 and 11 PM. That makes a total of 1.5 inches for the day and 34.0 inches for March. This month will go down as the second snowiest and second wettest in Denver's weather history.— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) March 31, 2021
March 2003 still holds the record for snowiest March, when 35.2 inches of snow fell.
The 34 inches that fell this month is also good for fifth place all-time in terms of snowiest months ever in Denver. At fourth place all-time is April 1933, when 33.8 inches of snow fell. March 2003 sits in third place, with 35.2 inches of snow.
November 1946 is No. 2 in Denver’s record books for overall snowfall, at 42.5 inches.
December 1913, when 57.4 inches of snow fell on the city, still by far sits atop the list of snowiest months ever in Denver.
The bulk of this month’s snowfall came in the March 13-14 storm, which dumped 27.1 inches of snow at the airport, where the official weather records are recorded.
The 3.79 inches of liquid precipitation that fell at the airport this month also makes it the second-wettest March on record, behind 1983, when 4.56 inches of liquid was recorded.
Official weather records started being kept at Denver International Airport in 1995 and were kept at the Stapleton Airport before then.
While temperatures in Denver will dip back below freezing overnight, Wednesday’s high is forecast to be in the lower 50s before temperatures warm to the 70s this weekend.