Denver Snow
Monday & Tuesday could be interesting, snowfall impact on the way for some
It'll be interesting to see how the Monday and Tuesday system will play out for Denver and the other metro areas because it is part of a weather transition into a quieter phase for the last two weeks of February. We posted to our PRO users the monthly outlook and how the drought numbers will change during that time. The bottom line, after this next weather maker the storm flow will become less active again. Speaking of active, the star
Snow Forecast
Top 5 snowy starts to February continues with another chance of snow on Wednesday
February 2020 is the 4th snowiest to date in Denver-Stapleton's record and another snow may accumulate Wednesday across the metro areas and Front Range. Denver International Airport, where official records are kept for Denver, has recorded 10.8” of snow so far this month, which is 3.1" above the average for the entire month of February. Many locations across the metro area have seen much more snow than this to start the month. Our station, located on Denver’s west side, has recorded 22.5” so fa
Denver Snow
Impactful snow event for NoCo tries to take shape
The next snow event is unfolding in the mountains for the next several days, but some of that snow will make it over central and northern parts of Colorado Thursday to Friday (mainly Friday as it appears right now) with a higher impact near Fort Collins and Greeley versus Denver. The mountains will have significant snowfall for central and northern ranges through the weekend, over two feet possible which is great for the ski and water industries but will be rough on travelers and the backcountr
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Significant change arrives, update on Monday's impact of ice and snow across Northeast Colorado
No doubt your Super Bowl hangover is made a bit tougher with a significant temperature drop, ice, and snow in parts of Northern Colorado by early Monday, with a growing impact during the day. Be careful this morning; ice is already an issue! Reports of freezing drizzle, sleet, and snow received by Monday morning match the forecast we published Sunday giving
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Wednesday PM Update: Weekend snow event
Accumulating snow and travel impact returns to Colorado Thursday through Monday with the highest impact coming to the mountains Friday and to the lower country, including the Denver area, Sunday. A snowy system will begin to spread snow over the mountains Thursday into Friday, and sadly the wind will be quite strong also. Through Friday afternoon, the snowfall in the mountains will be climbing to more than a foot, and there will be travel difficulties due to wind up to and over 70 mph. As we
Denver's top December snowstorms on record
December is historically Denver's third snowiest month which averages 8.1 inches of snowfall. There have been some noteworthy years for snowfall this month, including the Christmas storm in the early 80s. Here we take a look at the top storms in December: #3. 20.7" December 20th to 21st, 2006 This storm was one of the biggest challenges to the city's "new" Denver International Airport and was a catalyst for changes in the airport's operations and procedures [https://www.internationalairportre
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Denver's biggest snow storm hit 106 years ago today
Every once in a while it snows a lot in Denver, and on rare occasions, it absolutely gets buried. Denver and areas of the Front Range to the mountains were buried in snowfall 106 years ago. Between December 1 and 5, 1913, Denver received 45.7 inches of snow. Even after more than one hundred years, it remains Denver's largest single snowfall event. The next closest was the blizzard of 2003 when 31.8" of snow was recorded at Denver International Airport, nearly 14 fewer inches than in 1913. Sour
Seventh Annual First Snowfall Prediction Contest Starts Today!
Even as we cook through what is to date Denver's hottest September on record... the first snowfall of the season is quickly approaching, with the average date for the city's first measurable snow coming in just over three weeks from today. Month to date the average temperature at Denver International Airport has been a warm 70.7°F, some 6°F above average for the period. With more warm weather in the forecast, it looks like 2019 may very well set a new record for September, beating out the previ
Denver Snow
September Snow: Perspective and Context
Matt Makens is a member of the Pinpoint Weather Team. He presents forecasts nightly on Channel 2. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "I remember it used to snow all the time in September!" Perhaps you have thought the same? Let's check that hypothesis and give some context to September's snowfall history for the Front Range. At the surface, this memory isn't all that wrong. Let's dig deeper. I'll begin by showing you the September snowfall tota
Denver Snow
Top 10 Event Clears, Freeze Warnings Tonight
A top 10 latest snowfall event is wrapping up as the storm system clears the state after leaving nearly two feet of snow on parts of the Palmer Divide. For Denver, 3.4 inches puts the late season snow on the top 10 list for biggest this late in the season. The largest late-season event was in 1950 when a two-day total on the 26th and 27th came in at over 10 inches. Compare this to the over 19 inch total from Black Forest and over 13 inch total from Monument (most in 24 hours since 2006 and 201
Snow Overnight, Heavy At Times: Monday PM Update
Snow, heavy at times, is possible overnight through Tuesday morning for the metro areas and in the mountains along with thunderstorms on the plains. We discussed the current storm system in yesterday's SOTA, so let's get into the details of the snowfall and rainfall potential now. These late season storms are tricky regarding snowFALL versus snow ACCUMULATION. We believe some areas will have quite a bit of snowfall, including a swath to cover the eastern plains from Limon to Sterling, but how
Denver Snow
Snowfall Possible Late Today Through Saturday Morning
Snowfall looks possible, if not likely, now for this evening through Saturday morning by two impulses that will swing through. The first showers may start near the metro area in just a few hours. Following Wednesday's initial snowfall discussion we posted for you, we have these specifics to add: Here is a short animation based on a rapid update model called the HRRR which shouldn't be taken literally but just used
Storm Clears, Another To Move In
On the heels of the last system comes another storm flow that will dump snow on southwestern Colorado starting today and may bring measurable snowfall to the metro areas by the weekend. The last storm did little by way of accumulation for the Northern Front Range but did drop quite a bit of snowfall over the high country. You can see the totals here: The next storm is already visible in the state and will spread impact virtually from border to border throughout the next several days, the eff
Denver Snow
Timing and Impacts of the Next Round of Snow
Saturday's snowfall forecast is still mostly valid. We say, "mostly valid," just because some of the model imagery has changed a bit and there's been a drop in some snowfall indicators for the Denver area but we feel that the snowfall ratio being higher with this event's colder temperatures remains justification to keep with the previously published forecast, (read that forecast here) [
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Friday Snow Event: Wednesday PM udpate
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thursday UPDATE: Snowfall forecast for Friday -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Until Wednesday morning the Friday snowfall event looked low-end and like another miss of a storm, however, some new data jumped in snowfall totals. The jump came in a few mode
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Wednesday Weather Brief
The melting process has begun; the sunshine has a lot of work to do, though. In case you missed it, check out the snowfall totals from the last storm . > Sunshine. — Matt Makens (@MattMakens) February 3, 2016 For Denver, the storm left us with 11.3" officially at Denver International Airpo
Winter Storm
Monday Midday Winter Storm Update: We're Cool, Hopefully
Here's a 24 hour water vapor loop of our system ending mid morning this morning. You'll see it spiral onshore in southern California yesterday, with the last frame ending with circulation over the Four Corners. A pretty good location for snowfall across eastern Colorado as this low continues to track east. Our best chance for accumulating snow is still ahead of us. Despite anxieties from many this morning, we tried to stress that the best snowfall potential comes Monday afternoon through Mond
Weather Stats
Denver's Snowiest Februaries on Record
As January comes to a close, and we track the potential for snow during the first days of February across eastern Colorado, let's take a quick look at some snowfall statistics for February in Denver. On average, February is Denver's fourth snowiest month, coming after March , April , and December, with 7.7" on average. Th
Weather Stats
Denver's Top Five April Snowstorms
April is Denver's second snowiest month on average It's hard to imagine after the stretch of weather we've head of late that April, on average, is Denver's second snowiest month. On average, the city sees 9.0" of snow during the month of April, second only to March which records 11.5" of snow on average. Related: Denver's Top Five March Snowstorms With a chance for rain and (possibly) snow in the forecast, here's a
Weather Stats
Denver's Top Five March Snowstorms
What is Denver's snowiest month on average? March. The Mile High City sees nearly a foot of snow on average during the month of March, with 11.5" on average from 1882 to 2014. Ignoring the issues around moving the city's official record keeping location four times since 1882, it's fair to say March will often make or break a snow season for Denver. Today we look back at the top 5 biggest March snowstorms in the city's history, do you have memories of any of them? #5. 16.9" March 20-21, 1952 At
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Heavy snow piles up, snarls afternoon traffic
All morning we watched from Denver has northern Colorado was blanketed with heavy snow under some incredible jet stream dynamics. The question was - would the jet sag far enough south to bring heavy snow to Denver. Over the last several days models have struggled with a solution, but shortly after lunch snow began in earnest across the metro area. As of the posting of this article (5:00pm) we have received about 4.5" of snow in town, with moderate snow bands continuing to move into from the sou
Denver Forecast
Snow gets underway in Denver in a wild way
Little changes to the forecast tonight. Snow has moved into northeast Colorado this evening, making national headlines with the World Cup qualifier in Denver being broadcast on ESPN. Certainly an exciting game, and one folks will remember for years to come! The National Weather Service upgraded the Winter Weather Advisory to a Winter Storm Warning just after 9pm tonight. They have upped their forecast from 4 - 8" inches to 6 - 12" through 6pm Saturday. I maintain that our broad-brushed 4 - 8