Denver is no stranger to snow in May

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DENVER — Since 1872, snow has fallen in May more often than not. 89 Mays have had at least a dusting since 1872.

Some statistics on May snowfall for Denver:

  • May averages 1.7 inches of snow
  • Six Mays have had 10 or more inches of snow
  • Maximum May snowfall was 16 inches in 1898
  • In the last 10 years, May has had snow in 5 years
  • Average last snow is April 27
  • Latest date of snow is June 12, 1947

This year would benefit from a May snow. So far, 2018-2019 has had 44.2 inches of snow, whereas 57.1 inches is considered the long-term average.

There is a snow chance for May 8 and 9, but rain is far more likely than anything frozen as it appears in the data thus far.

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