Denver Area’s Latest ‘First Snow’ Date on Record Is Approaching
It's already mid November, and we haven't had any measurable snow along the Front Range yet, and right now, it looks completely possible that we could break a record for the latest first snow.
While the mountains and high country have been seeing snowfall since mid October now, as of November 10, it's been 203 days without snow in the Denver Metro area (the last was April 21). According to CBS4's Ashton Altieri, that's not really typical for us. Altieri tweeted that's 'the longest stretch between the final snow in the spring and the first snow in the fall since 1992 when Denver went 211 days.'
In fact, as of November 10, we're also just 11 days away from breaking a long-held record for the latest 'first snow' in the Denver area. 9NEWS' Chris Bianchi said that the latest measurable snow on record in the metro area is November 21, a record set almost 90 years ago in 1934.
We almost had a shot at snow on Halloween night, and then again on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. But, that has since changed to just a slight chance of rain and possible snow on Thursday, with little to no accimulation expected. It looks like we could get close to breaking that record, which is pretty wild considering in 2020, our first measurable snow in Fort Collins was the day after Labor Day.
We do, however, still have a few days until we make it into the top ten latest first snows... but chances are, we will land there. You can see the top ten latest first snows in the Denver area, via the National Weather Service, below.