Seasonal Snowfall in Denver More Than 20 Inches Above Average | Denver Weather


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DENVER (KDVR) – After a dry summer, fall and start to winter in Denver, it was great to see some big snowstorms in March helping Denver beat the average.

After snowfall Tuesday night through Wednesday morning this week, Denver’s seasonal snowfall is now 66.1 inches. This is the snowfall measured from September 2020 to March 24, 2021.

Not only is the seasonal total of 66.1 inches higher than Denver’s average seasonal snowfall to date, it’s also 9 inches higher than Denver’s annual average snowfall of 56.5 inches.

Another thing to keep in mind is that we still have April ahead of us, which is on average Denver’s second snowiest month. The average monthly snowfall for April in Denver is 8.8 inches.

The increase in seasonal snowfall is due to the snow pattern in this month of March. The snowfall total for March 2021 is 32.5 inches so far. That means Denver has seen nearly half of its winter seasonal snowfall in just one month.

This March is now tied for the second snowiest on record in Denver.

The latest drought monitor for Denver was released Thursday and shows improvements for much of northeast Colorado. Prior to the great March storm, parts of the Front Range and Denver subway were subject to extreme drought.

As of this week, drought conditions are still moderate to severe in the Denver metro, but there are two more chances of snow over the next seven days that will continue to help.

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