Chance of snow could mean a white Christmas for Denver

Everyone always wants to know, will we have a white Christmas this year? Impressively, it looks like Denver just might. I say impressively, because should it snow Christmas Eve, this will make the fifth white Christmas for Denver in the last six years. I say impressively, because getting it to snow in Denver over the last few months has been just next to impossible. Yet snow is in the forecast, and it looks more and more probable that we will have accumulating snowfall late Christmas Eve into Christmas day.

Probability map of a White Christmas

Snow totals for this event look very similar to this week's snow. Largely light accumulations are expected across the Denver metro area. An aggregate of all the models would suggest totals in Denver will range from 1 - 3 inches, with greater amounts possible in the western and southern suburbs. As always, it is important to point out that we are still several days from this event, and these number could still fluctuate greatly.

The Christmas storm will bring with it another shot of cold air for the region as well. Highs Tuesday are forecast to remain in the lower 20s as the snow clears. While the sun returns Wednesday, cool air will be entrenched in the region, and with fresh snow cover will likely keep highs in the 30s through the end of next week. By Friday, we could be talking about another quick shot of snow - so stay tuned!

Brendan Heberton

Brendan is founder of Weather5280. He is co-founder of FreshyMap, and develops software for geospatial data analysis and visualization.

Denver, Colorado
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