Denver's Winter/Cold Season Statistics


"Updated July 1, 2005"

Autumn First Freeze Information

Earliest Date of First Freeze:September 8, 1962
Latest Date of First Freeze:November 15, 1944
Average Date of First Freeze:October 7th
First Freeze Last 8 Years: October 14, 2004
September 14, 2003
October 4, 2002
October 5, 2001
September 22, 2000
September 28, 1999
October 06, 1998
October 12, 1997
October 21st is the average date in which Denver's normal overnight low temperature hits 32
degrees Fahrenheit for the first time.

Autumn First Snow Information


Earliest Date of First Snow:September 3, 1961
Latest Date of First Snow:November 21, 1934
Average Date of First Snow:October 19th
First Measurable Snow Last 8 Years: November 1, 2004
November 5, 2003
October 24, 2002
October 5, 2001
September 23, 2000
September 28, 1999
November 1, 1998
October 12, 1997


Spring Last Freeze Information

Earliest Date of Last Freeze:April 5, 1977
Latest Date of Last Freeze:June 2, 1951
Average Date of Last Freeze:May 5th
Latest Freeze for the past 8 Years: May 12, 2005
May 14, 2004
May 11, 2003
May 24, 2002
May 21, 2001
May 13, 2000
May 17, 1999
April 29, 1998


Spring Snow Information

Earliest Date of Last Snow:March 4, 1887
Latest Date of Last Snow:June 12, 1947
Average Date of Last Snow:April 27th
Date of Last Measurable Snow Last 8 Years: May 2, 2005
April 30, 2004
May 10, 2003
May 24, 2002
May 21, 2001
April 16, 2000
April 23, 1999
April 20, 1998


Seasonal Snowfall Amounts


Greatest Seasonal Snowfall:118.7 inches 1908-09
Least Seasonal Snowfall:20.8 inches 1888-89
Average Seasonal Snowfall (1971-2000):61.7 inches
Seasonal Snowfall Last 10 Years: 39.3 inches 2004-2005
38.0 inches 2003-2004
61.8 inches 2002-2003
30.2 inches 2001-2002
58.3 inches 2000-2001
45.6 inches 1999-2000
44.5 inches 1998-1999
72.1 inches 1997-1998
44.7 inches 1996-1997
50.3 inches 1995-1996

Denver's Snowstorm Total Snowfall Statistics

Greatest Snowfall From One Storm: 45.7 inches December 1-6, 1913 (with 37.6 inches
                                                      recorded between December 4-5th 1913)

The Top 12 Denver Snowstorms since 1946: 31.8 inches Mar 18, 2003
30.4 inches Nov 03, 1946
23.8 inches Dec 24, 1982
21.9 inches Oct 25, 1997
21.5 inches Nov 27, 1983
21.2 inches Nov 19, 1991
18.7 inches Mar 05, 1983
17.7 inches Nov 19, 1979
17.3 inches Apr 01, 1957
16.9 inches Mar 20, 1952
16.0 inches Oct 03, 1969
15.8 inches Apr 26, 1972



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