Least Snowy March on Record for Denver; Season Least Snowiest to Date as Well

Weather5280 was started with the hopes and dreams of communicating epic snows and working exhaustively on continuous snowfall projections. That's still the dream.

Like the Seven Dwarfs, the seven of us continue marching along. The march was slow in March, and has been all winter.

With only 19.3 inches of snowfall measured to date, this snowfall season is the least snowy ever recorded through March.

Recorded snowfall goes back to 1882 for Denver.

Since that time, the city has recorded as much as 93.3 inches through March, that was in the season 1908 to 1909 - also was the overall snowiest, 118.7 inches in total, by the end of the season.

This year's snowfall is the lowest and is beating a lengthy, lasting record; the second least snowy season through March was in 1884 with 19.9 inches. Not surprisingly considering our snowiest month only had a trace and became the least snowy March ever!

Now, there is still time for the weather to bring the city additional snowfall and make this not quite so historic. However, the chance of Denver getting back to an average season (about 57 inches), can almost be ruled out.

The weather pattern is quiet to end this week but a system may bring rain and snow chances back to the metro area later this weekend and early next week. Given how warm our pattern has been, mostly rain events, it doesn't seem likely that we will change our lowly rank by much. But, never say never!

I anticipate this year to go down in the top 10 least snowy, at least, if not the least snowy ever.

We will have an update on the upcoming storm for you later this week or early this weekend. Until then, go ROCKIES! Looking like 70s for the home-opener, not bad!

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Matt Makens

Matt Makens has won 5 Emmys for his weather coverage. He has the seal of approval from the NWA and is a certified Broadcast Meteorologist as designated by the AMS. He works for Colorado's Own Ch 2.

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