Top 7: April is no stranger to big snow events in Denver

Snow movers work to clear the runways at Denver International Airport December 22, 2006 in Denver, Colorado. On Friday the clean-up began a recent blizzard left thousands of travelers stranded and also caused a shut down of the city and highways exiting Denver. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)

DENVER — April is Denver’s second-snowiest month, on average and has had some of the city’s larger snowstorm events.

April averages 8.9 inches of snowfall, following March’s average of 11.4 inches.

For the season to date, Denver (officially Denver International Airport) has recorded just over 40 inches. 47 inches is DIA’s average snowfall per season.

Out of the top 24 snow events in Denver’s history, seven are from April. The biggest snow event recorded was 45.7 inches throughout December 1-5, 1913.

Here are the seven largest April snow events:

  • 1) 23.0″ :: April 23, 1885
  • 2) 19.0″ :: April 24-25, 1935
  • 3) 18.2″ :: April 17-19, 1920
  • 4) 18.0″ :: April 19-20, 1907
  • 5) 17.3″ :: April 2, 1957
  • 6) 16.8″ :: April 20-22, 1933
  • 7) 15.8″ :: April 26-27, 1972

Although April remains quietly mild for its first week, a more active pattern kicks off around April 10.

Keep tabs on that forecast from the Pinpoint Weather Team.

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