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When does the snow normally stop?

Posted: 11:23 AM, Apr 29, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-29 19:36:47Z

Another spring snow is blanketing Colorado, just two days before May.

That may have you wondering, "When does the snow typically end in Denver?'

The National Weather Service says the average date of the last measurable snow is April 26.

However, in seven of the last 10 years, the last measurable snowfall in Denver has fallen in May:

  • May 10, 2015
  • May 12, 2014
  • May 2, 2013
  • April 3, 2012
  • May 11, 2011
  • May 12, 2010
  • April 27, 2009
  • May 14, 2008
  • April 14, 2007
  • May 10, 2006

Yes, it can snow in June. The latest date of the last snow is June 12 (1947). The earliest date of the last snow is March 4 (1887).

If it seems like we've had more snow than normal, we have. On average, Denver gets 57.1 inches of snow per season. This year, we've had 69.3 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

The greatest snowfall year was 1908-09 when Denver got 118.7 inches. The least amount of snow Denver has seen was 21.3 inches in 1888-89.

And it's not long before the snow will fly in the fall. The average date of the first measurable snow in Denver is October 19.

Thank you to the National Weather Service for this extensive list of statistics.

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