Could Denver set a record for no snow?
As of Monday, the city ranks No. 5 on the list, tying with four other years – 2010, 1988, 1987 and 1902
Denver is now ranked in the top 10 for the latest first measurable snow and will have a guaranteed finish of at least the top third or fourth spot.
As of Monday, the city ranks No. 5 on the list, tying with four other years – 2010, 1988, 1987 and 1902.
The city has yet to receive measurable snow. For the snow to be considered measurable, there needs to be at least 0.1 inches of accumulation.
Denver has a slight chance of snow Tuesday night into Wednesday. If the city records a tenth of an inch of snow, it will rank third or fourth on this list depending on the recorded date.
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If the city does not record a measurable amount, it could take the top spot, as the latest date for Denver to see measurable snow was Nov. 21, 1934.
The National Weather Service office in Boulder, Colorado, said there could be another chance of snow toward Nov. 20, but it is too far out to determine the specifics.
Many wonder why they haven't seen snow, as the mountains continue to receive a generous amount and ski resorts are beginning to open.
The city is approaching a month past the average first date of snow, Oct. 18. Denver's last time seeing measurable snow was 207 days ago, on April 21.
Denver snow statistics
The average date for the first measurable snow is Oct. 18.
The latest date for the first measurable snow in Denver is Nov. 21, 1934.
There have only been three years in the last 10 with measurable snow in November – 2014, 2015 and 2016.
The first measurable snowfall dates in the past 10 years:
- 2020 – Sept. 8
- 2019 – Oct. 10
- 2018 – Oct. 6
- 2017 – Oct. 9
- 2016 – Nov. 17
- 2015 – Nov. 5
- 2014 – Nov. 11
- 2013 – Oct. 18
- 2012 – Oct. 5
- 2011 – Oct. 25
The latest first measurable snows on record:
- Nov. 21, 1934
- Nov. 19, 1931
- Nov. 17, 2016
- Nov. 16, 1894
- Nov. 15, 2010
- Nov. 15, 1988
- Nov. 15, 1987
- Nov. 15, 1902