DENVER (CBS4) – Say it ain’t snow!

A big weather change promises sharply colder temperatures with the potential for a mix of rain and snow along the Front Range by Friday morning.

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While September snowfalls aren’t rare, they tend to be more common during the last ten days of the month.

NOTABLE SEPTEMBER SNOWFALLS

The earliest snow on record in Denver was 4.2 inches on September 3, 1961.

The second earliest snow fell on September 11-12, 1974, when a strong cold front brought 1.8 inches along with unseasonably cold temperatures.

Other early snowfalls include…

  • September 12, 1989 – 2.3 inches
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  • September 13, 1993 – 5.4 inches
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  • September 14, 1912 – it snowed all day, but melted on contact
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  • September 16-19, 1971 – 15.6 inches
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  • September 20-21, 1995 – 7.4 inches
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    DENVER’S LAST SEPTEMBER SNOW

    The last time Denver recorded measurable snow during September was on the 23rd and 24th of 2000, when 2.3 inches fell, but most of it melted on contact.

    Measurable snowfall is defined as totaling 0.1 inches or greater at the official weather station for the city, which is Denver International Airport.