COLORADO DENVER SNOW FORECAST: The Tale of 2 Colorado Winters
DENVER (KDVR) — Winter is coming. Earlier this week, the Farmer’s Almanac released its 2022-23 winter outlook, saying this winter comes with a warning: “Prepare to shake, shiver and shovel!”
The Pinpoint Weather team says a rare La Niña triple dip will dominate the winter. La Niña means cooler than normal water temperatures in the South Pacific near the equator.
Meteorologist Chris Tomer said he expects normal snowfall totals in Denver of around 57 inches with windier than normal conditions. This is similar to the last two winters.
But how have the last two winters been? Well, it really is a tale of two winters.
What did we see during the winters of 2020-2022?
Denver ended the 2021-22 season with a total of 49.4 inches of snowfall, which was just below the normal seasonal snowfall average of 56.9 inches.
During the 2020-21 season, Denver finished the season with 80.2 inches of snow. However, 27.1 inches of that total came during a March blizzard in 2021.
The first measurable snowfall of the 2020 winter season came on September 8, which tied for the second-earliest snowfall on record. Denver saw an inch of snow that day.
On the other hand, Denver did not see any measurable snowfall during the winter of 2021 until December 10, which is the last first snowfall on record. Denver saw 0.3 inches of snow that day.
Only time will tell what this winter has in store for us!
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