When Does the Snow Stop Falling in Denver?

When Does Spring Snowfall End in Denver?

Here in Denver, we are all too familiar with the notion that you do not plant outdoors until after Mother’s Day. The major why’s, the snow has stopped, and temperatures begin to be stable above freezing. 

Officially, the average last day for snowfall in Denver is April 26th. However, it is not uncommon to see snowfall into May and on the extremely rare occasion, into June.

The Top 10 Latest Snowfall Dates in Denver

  1. June 2nd – Occurred in 1951Latest Seasonal Snowfall on Record
  2. May 29th – Occurred in 1975
  3. May 28th – Occurred in 1950
  4. May 28th – Occurred in 1947
  5. May 24th – Occurred in 2002
  6. May 21st – Occurred in 2019
  7. May 21st – Occurred in 2001
  8. May 21st – Occurred in 1931
  9. May 21st – Occurred in 1910
  10. May 21st – Occurred in 1891

What to Expect: Denver’s Snow Accumulation in May & June

Now, how much are we really seeing in snowfall in May and June?

It is not record breaking, nor is it even enough to snarl that Monday morning rush hour traffic. When looking at a 30-year snowfall average for Denver, from 1991 to 2020, May’s statistics are 0.8 days with snowfall, and an average of 1.4 inches total, of the white fluffy stuff.

Honestly, June doesn’t even make the chart… 

The Science – Warmer Temperatures Affect on Snow Precipitation

The specific reasoning for the extreme tapering of snow-based precipitation in these months? Warmer Temperatures.

For the first time in a calendar year, May hosts an average low temperature that is above freezing

  • January
    • Average High – 47 Degrees °F
    • Average Low – 16 Degrees °F
  • February
    • Average High – 49 Degrees °F
    • Average Low – 18 Degrees °F
  • March
    • Average High – 56 Degrees °F
    • Average Low – 25 Degrees °F 
  • April
    • Average High – 62 Degrees °F
    • Average Low – 33 Degrees °F 
  • May
    • Average High – 72 Degrees °F
    • Average Low – 42 Degrees °F
  • June
    • Average High – 81 Degrees °F
    • Average Low – 50 Degrees °F
  • July
    • Average High – 88 Degrees °F
    • Average Low – 56 Degrees °F 
  • August
    • Average High – 86 Degrees °F
    • Average Low – 54 Degrees °F 
  • September
    • Average High – 78 Degrees °F
    • Average Low – 44 Degrees °F
  • October
    • Average High – 66 Degrees °F
    • Average Low – 33 Degrees °F
  • November
    • Average High – 54 Degrees °F
    • Average Low – 23 Degrees °F
  • December
    • Average High – 46 Degrees °F
    • Average Low – 16 Degrees °F

Transitioning from Snow Removal to Spring Landscaping

As the year moves forward and the seasons turn, the snow removal needs will come to a stop and the ground will begin to thaw.

This is the dawning of spring or the coming to life of landscapes. The tapering down of Snowology services, and the beginning of OnePRO Services will round the corner and shift focus for residential and commercial residents and owners alike. We are still here, just waiting to bring what we kept clean from snow and ice, to life by way of OnePRO’s exquisite landscape, concrete and asphalt services. 

For all of our snow clients, May also brings about end of season checklist items such as snow stake removal, property visits to check for any snow damages that might have been hidden by the snowfall and removal of any equipment or materials that might have been staged at your site. 

If we didn’t have the pleasure of servicing your site last winter and you found yourself last to be serviced, poor site detail work or outrageously high bills – now is the perfect time to reach out to Snowology and start lining up your 2023-2024 winter contracts!