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Not ready for snow? Here is a look back at first measurable snow dates in Denver

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Posted at 5:10 AM, Oct 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-14 10:54:49-04

DENVER -- We know, it feels like just yesterday it was 60's and sunny, and that's because it was.

If you woke up Sunday morning wishing we could just go back to fall, just know this is normal. According to reports from the National Weather Service, the average date for Denver's first measurable snow is October 18. 

Here is a look when the first measurable snow of the season arrived over the past decade:

  • 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

So now that winter weather is here, when will it end? Not until late April. The average date for last snow of the season is April 27, but we've seen snow as late at June. Here's when the last measurable snow fell in Denver over the past decade:

  • 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

So, how much snow should we expect this season in Denver? The average is just over 57 inches of snow. The 2016-2017 season was especially dry in Denver with just 21.8 inches of snow. 

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