DENVER (CBS4) – One lucky CBS4 viewer will soon fly away on a trip via Southwest Airlines after correctly guessing the date of Denver’s first measurable snowfall.

The CBS4 “Guess Denver’s First Snowfall” contest was held between August 17 and September 4. During that time there were 2,288 entries.

As of midnight on November 5 there were still 173 viewers in the running for the prize.

At 2 a.m. on November 5 the National Weather Service in Boulder announced via Twitter that an inch of snow had fallen at Denver International Airport since midnight, making it the first measurable snowfall of the season.

There was a trace of snow reported at the airport late in the evening on November 4, but that doesn’t count as measurable, which is snow that adds up to a tenth of an inch or greater.

CBS4 had 18 viewers pick November 5 as their date for Denver’s first snow so Meteorologist Lauren Whitney and Meteorologist Chris Spears held a drawing in Colorado’s Weather Center to pick a winner.

That lucky CBS4 viewer was Susan Schrock of Broomfield.

Meteorologist Chris Spears writes about stories related to weather and climate in Colorado. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.

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