It might be the end of May, with Memorial Day weekend marking the ‘unofficial’ start to summer, but Denver woke to a blanket of wet, heavy snow yesterday morning. In fact, they received the most snow, this late on, for almost 50-years.
The average date of the last snow in Denver is April 27.
Denver International Airport officially received 3.4″ of fresh pow, only the fifth time on record it has seen at least three inches this late in the season. It was the city’s latest inch or more of snow since 2001 and its biggest snow so late in the season in 44 years (since May 29, 1975, when 5.6 inches fell).
Denver also saw the temperature drop to 31 degrees Tuesday morning, tying a record low for the date.
Although unwanted in the metropolitan areas of Colorado, ski areas are far more welcoming of the unseasonal snowfall. Resorts are announcing they will be reopening for the Memorial Day weekend, allowing skiers and riders one final opportunity to hit the ski resorts before summer should arrive.