Hey hey! Guess what?! Snow is in the forecast!!
I’m pretty excited to be talking snow totals over a dusting or a trace but before I dive into specifics on next week’s possible storm, I want to talk about this dry streak we have been on.
Since December 1st, Denver has received 2.5″ of snow at the Denver-Stapleton reporting station. At Denver Airport, 3.3″ of snow has fallen. There’s a discrepancy because the distance between those two reporting stations is great enough that some snow showers affect one and not the other.
For the sake of staying uniform with the rest of the data, you may see coming out, I’m going to be referencing Denver Airport as my official station for this information.
|62-day snow total (12/1-1/31)|
So, in the almost 62 days since December 1st, Denver has seen 3.3″ of snow. That comes in as the fourth least amount of snow on record. The last time that is was this dry since December first was back in 1888!! So, needless to say, this has been an abnormal period for us here in Denver and the Front Range.
|31-day snow total (1/1-1/31)|
Since January first, there has been 0.5″ of snow that has accumulated at DIA. Typically, in January, we receive about 6.6″ of snow. I just don’t see that happening this year. We do have a minor chance for snow before the month ends but it will provide no more than an inch of snow for us. As of this writing, we are currently holding the number 6 spot for the least snowy January on record. With the possibility of additional minor snow before the month’s end, we could lose this spot but it doesn’t take away from the fact that is has been a rather snowless month.
|Season to date snow total for Denver.|
All-in-all, it hasn’t snowed much in awhile BUT we are still running above our average in terms of season total. Thanks to the more than a foot of snow that fell in both October and November, we had a nice buffer that helped us stay above normal as we went into a period of dry conditions. Currently, Denver is sitting about 4 inches about the normal when talking about season total to date.
Don’t be fooled!
|Temperatures over the next 10 days.|