Denver May See Its Snowiest February Ever!
The snowfall total for the month of February held at 7th place at 17.2 inches before another storm moved in Wednesday. It brought additional snow to the Mile High City Wednesday afternoon on into the morning hours Thursday.
According to the National Weather Service, that system brought an additional 2.1 inches of snow to Denver, bringing the monthly total to 19.3 inches (as of 5am Thursday). That now makes this month the 4th snowiest month on record and there’s still more snow in the forecast before the month comes to an end this weekend.
Denver just needs to see 0.3 inches to make it the 3rd snowiest February on record and just 2.9 inches to eclipse the snowiest February on record. Will it happen? Well, Denver is on tap to see some more accumulating snow late Thursday through early Friday morning and then again Saturday.
The average February snowfall for Denver is 5.7 inches.
Denver’s Top 5 Snowiest Februarys (1882-2014)
1) 22.1″ in 1912
2) 20.2″ in 2012
3) 19.5″ in 1942
4) 19.3″ in 2015
5) 18.3″ in 1960/1909
Meteroligist Stephanie Ortmann