Well, if yesterday's article on Denver's snow stats didn't get you in the mood for snow, maybe the beautiful weekend coming up will?
No, there's no snow currently in the forecast, but it's that time of year when that can change in a hurry. Denver's average first snowfall is just a few weeks away (October 18th), and the cool temperatures over the last week have reminded us that the seasons are indeed changing.
So, today we kick of our fifth annual First Measurable Snowfall Prediction Contest. It will be open for two weeks, closing the night of October 12th.
Go to the contest: https://www.weather5280.com/contests/first-snowfall-prediction-denver
The goal of the contest is to accurately predict the date of Denver first measurable snowfall (>0.1" of snow at Denver International Airport). In the event of a tie, prizes first to the contestant with the closest snowfall total tie breaker, then to the earliest submission as a secondary tie breaker. In other words, although the contest will go for two weeks, it may not do a lot of good to wait until the very end as folks before you will win in the event of a tie!
This year's grand prize will be two single-day lift tickets to Loveland Ski Area, which the snow-hounds out there know is once again in a race to open first. Second and third place finishers will each receive a Weather5280 T-shirt.
Last year we didn't record our first snowfall until November 17th (!!) – what do you think will happen this year?