Officially no measurable snow in Denver as storm moves out; warm, dry weekend

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DENVER -- A late-summer blast of winter is winding down Friday, and while there were some snow showers in the Denver metro area and the foothills, only a trace fell at the official reporting station at Denver International Airport, not enough to count as an official September snowfall.

At least 0.1 of an inch had to fall at DIA for it to be recorded as a tie for the third-earliest snowfall of the season since record-keeping began in 1882. The last time there was measurable snowfall in September in Denver was 2000.

The average first snowfall in Denver is Oct. 19.

Snow fell on Red Stone Ridge Road in Palmer Lake on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (Credit: Daryl Orr)

Snow fell on Red Stone Ridge Road in Palmer Lake on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (Credit: Daryl Orr)

There is light drizzle and low-lying clouds across the metro area ahead of the morning commute, with wet roads and temperatures near freezing.

Skies will begin to clear and by 9 a.m., the light rain and snow should be out of the metro area.

Temperatures will only get into the low to mid-50s on Friday, but there will be plenty of sunshine this weekend, with temperatures surging into the upper 70s on Saturday and low 80s on Sunday.

It should be dry for the Broncos' game at 2:25 p.m. Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Denver's earliest snows

Sept. 3, 1961: 4.2 inches

Sept. 8, 1962: 0.7 of an inch

Sept. 12, 1974: 1.8 inches

Sept. 12, 1989: 2.3 inches

Sept. 13, 1993: 5.4 inches

Sept. 16, 1971: 2.7 inches

Sept. 19, 1955: 0.2 of an inch

Sept. 20, 1965: 3.5 inches

Sept. 20, 1995: 7.4 inches

Sept. 21, 1951: 4.2 inches

Sept. 21, 1994: 1.4 inches

First measurable snow in the past 10 years

Oct. 18, 2013

Oct. 5, 2012

Oct. 25, 2011

Nov. 15, 2010

Oct. 21, 2009

Nov. 14, 2008

Oct. 22, 2007

Oct. 18, 2006

Oct. 10, 2005

Nov. 1, 2004

Source: National Weather Service

Official reporting locations: Denver International Airport (2008-present); Denver Stapleton Airport (1950-2007); 19th and Stout (1916-1949); 16th & Larimer (1882-1915)

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