DENVER (KDVR) — After a dry month of April in Denver, it’s hard to imagine snow falling in May. However, it is still possible.

On average, Denver sees 1.7 inches of snowfall during the month of May. The city also receives an average of 2.16 inches of rain in May.

Top 5 snowiest May’s in Denver

These are the top five snowiest May’s in Denver according to the National Weather Service.

  1. 1898: 15.5 inches
  2. 1950: 13.7 inches
  3. 1978: 13.5 inches
  4. 1912: 13.2 inches
  5. 1917: 12 inches

Top least snowy May’s in Denver

Normally we’re able to show you the least snow years in Denver May history. However, the National Weather Service said there more than 20 years without snow in May.

The average temperature in May in Denver is 57.4 degrees.

Late season freeze dates last 10 years

Since there’s a chance it could still snow in May, don’t forget that it can also still freeze in May. Here’s a look at the dates of the last freeze for the past 10 years:

  • May 12, 2021
  • May 6, 2020
  • May 22, 2019
  • April 25, 2018
  • May 4, 2017
  • May 8, 2016
  • May 11, 2015
  • May 14, 2014
  • May 5, 2013
  • April 16, 2012

Latest freeze dates since 1872

Here’s a look at the latest dates of the last freeze of the season, according to the National Weather Service:

  • June 8, 2007
  • June 2, 1951
  • June 9, 1919
  • May 30, 1883
  • May 28, 1947
  • May 26, 1950
  • May 24, 2002
  • May 22, 2019
  • May 22, 1930
  • May 22, 1910

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