Think This Late May Snow Sucks? June Snow Is Possible in Colorado
Because anything is possible here, apparently. After waking up to snapping tree branches and our cars blanketed in heavy, wet spring snow this morning — May 21— we wonder if the winter weather will ever leave.
Historically, June snow has happened in the Front Range region of Colorado. According to the National Weather Service, on June 12, 1947, it did snow in the Denver area, however it was only a trace amount. The latest measurable snow was June 2, 1951, at .3 inches. (Continued below.)
We've certainly surpassed the 'last snow' dates in the last ten years by far. Typically, it happens in April, but in 2014 and 2010, the last snow in the Denver/Front Range area fell on May 12.
KDVR in Denver reported that today is the 'latest 3-inch-plus snow event in Denver since May 29, 1975, when 5.6 inches fell.'
More rain and snow is expected through Thursday, but temperatures will warm up by Friday to the mid 60s with sunshine.