While most people would argue that we will absolutely see another round of snow this season in Denver, there have been plenty of years where we didn’t get any snow in April or May.

I wrote a story recently about how February’s are trending snowier over the past 10 years while April’s have been increasingly less snowy during that same time. April is technically the fifth snowiest month of the season now behind November, December, February and March. Although most years, we do get at least one 1-inch snowstorm during April, it doesn’t always happen.

Here is a look at the average, earliest and latest dates for a 1-inch snow to accumulate across the Front Range.

Denver
Average date of last 1″ of snow: April 22
Earliest date of last 1″ of snow: March 3, 1887
Latest date of last 1″ of snow: May 29, 1975

Boulder
Average date of last 1″ of snow: April 25
Earliest date of last 1″ of snow: March 13, 1925
Latest date of last 1″ of snow: June 2, 1951

Ft. Collins
Average date of last 1″ of snow: April 16
Earliest date of last 1″ of snow: February 11, 2012
Latest date of last 1″ of snow: June 7, 2009

Colorado Springs
Average date of last 1″ of snow: April 16
Earliest date of last 1″ of snow: February 20, 1989
Latest date of last 1″ of snow: June 10, 1975

Most of the time, the Front Range cities will experience their last 1″ of snow in mid to late April. In some years, we saw our last 1-inch of snow at the end of May or even in early June for many areas. In other years, our last 1-inch of snow for the season occurred in February or early March.

It’s been a while since our last 1-inch snowstorm happened in March though. We’d have to go back to 2007 for when that happened. Regardless, it is entirely possible not to get anymore snow for the season albeit, pretty unlikely, too.

The forecast holds the possibility of a few Springs storms over the next two weeks, but will they guarantee at least an inch of snow? Maybe. Maybe not. This time of the year brings warm weather to combat so like we’ve seen recently, we may get all rain with barely any snow. I think it’s a safe bet that we will get more snow this season but we are nearing the end of our snow season here along the Front Range.

When do you think we will get the last 1-inch of snow?

2 Comments on “Denver Weather: Have We Gotten Our Last Snow of the Season Already?

  1. How many April storms were blizzards or heavy snow? How many May storrns gave us snow

  2. Pingback: Denver weather: If it doesn’t snow again , this will have been our shortest snow season on record – Andy's Weather

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