It's been nearly a month since our third annual first measurable snowfall contest came to a close. Over the last weeks it's been a nail-biter waiting in great anticipation who will walk away this year's winner as Denver is buried in feet of snow.
Well, last night, in somewhat lackluster fashion, Denver International Airport recorded 1" of snow, marking the first measurable snowfall of the season for Denver officially. Congratulations to Meaghan Couture who not only correctly guessed the right date of the first snowfall, but the correct amount as well! Meaghan has earned herself two lift tickets to Loveland Ski Area, just in time to enjoy some great snowfall up that way. Meaghan, you've earned yourself top bragging rights until next year!
Zach Rohne took second place, winning a sweet Weather5280 T-shirt, while Steve Shelanskery took third place. In all, there were five contestants that guessed the date correctly.
Our snowfall forecast worked out very well with this system, as most of the metro saw a little snow overnight (very early Thursday), but most locations saw very little accumulation, if any.
There was one good snow band early this morning that delivered 1 - 2" across portions of the eastern and southeastern Denver suburbs – with the greatest spotter report to the National Weather Service in Boulder being 2" out of Arapahoe County for metro area. Our station, located in central Denver, recorded 1/4" of snow, and 0.37" precipitation.
We'll continue to dry things out today and tomorrow, but stay cool into Saturday. Highs both today and Friday will likely stay in the 40s across the metro area, with overnight lows in the 20s both nights.