March is typically Denver’s snowiest month

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DENVER — March averages out to be the snowiest month in Denver, followed by April.

The city’s snowfall records go back to the late 1800s when weather data were measured at 16th and Larimer streets, then at 19th and Stout streets.

Starting in 1950, the snowfall records were taken from Stapleton International Airport until 2007, when record keeping moved to Denver International Airport.

In that long stretch, the average snowfall is highest in March with 11.4 inches. Six of the 24 biggest snow storms have come in March.

March 17-19, 2003: 31.8 inches

March 5-6, 1983: 18.7 inches

March 20-22, 1944: 18.5 inches

March 19-20, 1907: 18 inches

March 31, 1891: 18 inches

March 20-21, 1952: 16.9 inches

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