We won't set a new record for consecutive days without snow in Denver as a cold front brought snow to much of Colorado early Thursday.
The record number of consecutive days without snow (after the first snow of the season) is 69 days, set from November 26, 2002 to February 2, 2003. Wednesday marked 65 days in a row without snow falling at DIA — the official reporting station for Denver.
Light snow developed in the northern mountains by mid-evening and moved into the Front Range foothills and western Denver suburbs overnight.
The colder air moved across the metro area along with some light snow this morning. This will not be a major storm, probably 3 to 5 inches in the mountains, around one inch for Denver and the I-25 Corridor, with 2 to 3 inches in the foothills.
So far, we've only seen 2.8 inches of snow in Denver this season. By mid December, Denver would typically see around 18 inches of snow...so we are well below normal.
This system will quickly exit the area with snow flurries ending Thursday and skies clearing. It will be a windy and chilly day on Thursday with gusty northwest winds and highs only in the upper 30s to low 40s.
Friday will be mild and dry under sunny skies. Highs will quickly bounce back into the 50s on the plains, with mid 30s to low 40s in the mountains - a nice day to ski or snowboard!
Another, slightly stronger cold front will arrive Saturday afternoon and early Sunday with colder temperatures and a chance for a couple more inches of snow for Denver and another 3 to 6 inches of snow for the mountains.
We are now seeing signs of a change in the pattern next week through Christmas and the JET STREAM may bring more cold air in from Canada and perhaps some more significant snow before Christmas. Keep your fingers crossed!
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