March is the Snowiest Month in Colorado

March 17, 2020

March is typically the Colorado Front Range’s snowiest month of the year. That’s excellent news for those enjoying the fantastic winter activities Colorado has to offer. Many Colorado schools are off for Spring Break this week and enjoying skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and more. 

Some of Denver’s biggest snowstorms occurred in March. In 2003, we had the most snow ever recorded for a single month – 35.2″. 

The top 3 snowiest months in the Denver metro area, in order, are as follows:

  1. March – 11.7″
  2. November – 10.7
  3. April – 9.1″

It’s likely no surprise that March is the snowiest month of the year, but April ranking 3rd may raise some eyebrows. Snow does not typically stick around very long, but it still can snow with heavy, wet, branch-breaking snowfall typical of April storms.

May still delivers snow to the Front Range. The Denver metro regularly has measurable snow into May, the most recent in 2015.

Mother’s Day seems to be a frequent, final target for snow. The 2015 snowstorm happened on Mother’s Day. During that storm, more than six inches fell in the suburbs and four inches at DIA. Before that, in 2014, Mother’s Day brought one to four inches in Denver metro. And in 2010 and 2011, the final snow was just a few days before Mother’s Day.

For all the Mother’s out there, let’s all cross our fingers for a beautiful, warm, and dry Mother’s Day in 2020!

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