Top May snowstorms in Denver’s history

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DENVER — A late-season snowstorm on the way, but there has been accumulating late May snow in Denver in the past.

  • May 25-26, 1950: 10.7 inches
  • May 15-16, 1957: 8.8 inches
  • May 17, 1983: 7.1 inches
  • May 29, 1975: 5.6 inches
  • May 20-21, 1931: 4.6 inches
  • May 18-20, 1915: 3.9 inches

For Denver, the upcoming storm might not crack the list, but there should be snowfall throughout the city later Thursday through Friday morning.

The biggest impact out of the storm will be to the north, from Estes Park and Fort Collins to Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyo.

The mountainous areas of Boulder and Larimer counties could have 1-3 feet of snowfall.

Southern Wyoming might have 1-2 feet of snowfall, making Interstate 80 a very difficult travel route.

Amounts around Denver will vary a lot depending on location. Plus, if the storm shifts any farther to the north, the south side accumulation forecast will have to be dropped significantly.

Most of the metro-area snowfall will be Thursday night through Friday morning.

Also, warm temperatures will allow a lot of snowmelt as the storm moves through.