DENVER -- Ahhh, springtime in Denver! The trees are blooming, birds are chirping and the weather is all over the map, including the chance for snow.
It’s no secret (especially to locals), the inclusion of snow in any springtime forecast in the Denver area is not that unusual. In fact, in the last ten years, the date of the last measurable snow for the Denver area has occurred in the month of May more often than not.
Here are the dates of the last measurable snow for the Denver area in the last 10 years, according to the National Weather Service:
April 30, 2016
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
So when’s the latest the white stuff has fallen in the Denver area? According to the National Weather Service, people in Denver had to shovel their walks on June 12, 1947, the latest date of last snow on record. That’s a late snowfall, even for us!
But has it ever snowed in the summer months? Yes it has! The year was 1961 and many in Denver were probably preparing for a Labor Day picnic. But Mother Nature had other plans when snow began falling on September 3 of that year. It was the earliest date of first snow on record.