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Snow Moves Back Into Colorado With Weekend Storm

Mountains To See Most, But Some Possible In Lower Elevations
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Snow will move back into Colorado with new spring storm. (credit: CBS)

Snow will move back into Colorado with new spring storm. (credit: CBS)

Chris Spears By Chris Spears
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DENVER (CBS4) – Say it ain’t snow!

A complex spring storm will bring another dose of winter to Colorado this weekend.

Most of the snow will stay in the mountains, but some snow could fall in the foothills and across the Palmer Divide south of Denver, especially during the early morning hours on Sunday.

It’s not completely out of the question to see a rain-snow mix in the city, depending on the exact track of this storm once it crosses over the Rockies.

Snow is expected to be heavy at times in the mountains along and west of the Continental Divide where there are a number of winter weather alerts in effect.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

IS SNOW COMMON THIS LATE IN DENVER?

While most of the country wouldn’t know what to do with snow in late April, in the Mile High City, it’s actually quite common.

Denver’s average last date for snowfall is April 26th.

Here’s a trivia fact you can share at your next dinner party. Do you know the latest that snow has been measured in Denver?

Believe it or not, it was on June 12, 1947.

LAST 10 YEARS

The following is a list of the last snow of the season in Denver for the past 10 years.

  • May 2, 2013
  • April 3, 2012
  • May 11, 2011
  • May 12, 2010
  • April 27, 2009
  • May 14, 2008
  • April 14, 2007
  • May 10, 2006
  • May 2, 2005
  • April 30, 2004
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    FIRE DANGER INCREASES AHEAD OF STORM

    Strong southwest winds are expected out ahead of the storm system Friday into Saturday.

    Numerous fire weather alerts are in effect for southern, western and eastern Colorado.

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