By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – For some it’s hard to imagine, but ‘Springtime in the Rockies’ often means heavy, wet snow.

(credit: CBS)

A potent spring storm dropped snow along Colorado’s Front Range and on the adjacent plains overnight with some locations above 7,000 feet reporting over a foot.

Heavy Spring Snow In Littleton

Heavy spring snow falls in SW Littleton. (CBS4 Weather Watcher Mychele Smith)


Evergreen – 13.7″ (Paul Luzetski)
East of Conifer – 12.75″ (Bambi Moss)
SW Lone Tree – 8″ (Ron Hranac)
Highlands Ranch – 8″ (Debbie Charlton)
SE Aurora – 8″ (Dorn Nienaber)
SW Littleton – 7.5″ (Mychele Smith)
Littleton – 7″ (Pam Bostwick)
East of Franktown – 6.5″ (Phil Curry)
SE of Franktown – 5.8″ (Holly Ulyate)
Rist Canyon – 5.5″ (Jim Bruce)
Glacier View Meadows – 5.3″ (Linda Petrie)
Simla – 4.8″ (Rick Stegmaier)
W. Arvada – 4.5″ (Dave Pohlman)
N. Breckenridge – 4″ (Gary Lindstrom)
S. Denver – 3.5″ (John Snyder)
S of Bennett – 3″ (Joy Jordan)
Westminster – 2″ (Dan Wolfe)
NW of Gunnison – 1.5″ (Paul Kaplan)
N. Colorado Springs – 1″ (Steve Bennett)
N. Lafayette – 1″ (Doug Goodman)
Severance – 0.5″ (Jim Weindorf)
Paonia – 0.1″ (David Berry)


3 miles NW of Idledale – 16.7″
3 miles W of Conifer – 12″
12 miles NW of Golden – 11.1″
NNW side of Aspen Springs – 10.1″
2 miles WSW of Parker – 9.5″
3 miles NNW of Horsetooth Mountain – 9″
3 miles SSE of Silver Plume – 8.5″
1 mile S of Greenwood Village – 8″
ESE side of Castle Pines – 6″
1 mile WNW of Aurora – 6″
ESE side of Estes Park – 4.7″
2 miles NW of Strasburg – 3.6″
NWS office in Boulder – 3.4″
1 mile S of Greeley – 3″
Stapleton – 2.7″
3 miles ENE of Fort Collins – 0.8″
Denver International Airport – 0.3″

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.

Comments (47)
  1. Darn good place for it. too!

  2. It snowed in Denver? I need to go consult Al Gore’s hockey stick graph again.

  3. So big deal – Denver got a foot of snow! We had more snow than that in Southern Colorado, but you people are still acting like anything south of Colorado Springs and Fountain don’t count for beans! You aggravate me to no end thinking you are the only ones in Colorado!

  4. Steve Dekker says:

    I love Leftist irony…

    On Protest for “Climate Change” Day, Denver’s protests were cancelled due to…. a foot of snow….

    Global temps will soon be falling necause PDO and AMO ocean cycles will both be in their 30-yr cool cycles from 2019, and the weakest solar cycle since 1790 starts in 2021…

    In 5~7 years, the hilarious Climate Change cult will be laughed at…

  5. Vox Veritas says:

    That’s one whole foot of global warming folks.

    Better not put away those global warming shovels just yet.

  6. Somebody get these lemmiwinks a cup of glowbull worming to knock the chill off.

  7. Teddy Novak says:

    Global warming (aka climate change) is the religion of the stupid.
    Sheep, lemmings, and Leftists are easily manipulated.

  8. When I was in school they taught Global Cooling and the next ice age. Now I am 58 so I guess this group of experts on Global Warming were taught by the Global Cooling experts. I would like to know what is the optimal average earth temperature? Personally I like 80 degrees and sunny as the perfect weather and optimal temperature. After you define the optimal temperature then we can chat cooling or warming. A final thought did we cut off all the pensions for the Global Cooling experts since they were so stupid to believe in Global Cooling?

  9. Robert Blum says:

    Just another example why the term ‘global warming’ had fundamentally transformed to become ‘climate change’.

  10. Kent Lemon says:

    AGW is just the latest leftist scam designed to scare the uninformed into accepting socialism.
    According to NASA’s own numbers (until they suddenly “adjusted” their data last year) there has been NO warming in 20 + years.

  11. Anti-racists say there is a RACE problem that can only be solved when the third world pours into EVERY White country and “assimilates.”

    What if I said there was a RACE problem that could only be solved if hundreds of millions of non-Blacks were brought into EVERY Black country? How long before people realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem, but the conclusion to the BLACK problem?

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-White.

    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

  12. Weather happens. That’s springtime in the Rockies. I guess some news outlets had to fill in some time or space. I’m bored with it all. But I would like to take this opportunity to tell all you libs to keep your sorry derrieres out of CO. You’re like a disease and destroy everything you touch.

  13. Dan Young says:

    More prooof of global warming.

    1. Did Al Gore ask you to post that?

  14. And what are the chances in nature that SoCal would have zero rain but a foot of snow falls in Denver? Wake up people. Weather is being controlled…geoengineering!

  15. Jose Jimenez says:

    Great!….The Sun is not getting hotter?

  16. paperpushermj says:

    FYI…Not just in Denver…Winter storms hitting England and Europe….
    IMO…time to look at the Theory of Cooling due to the Suns-Grand Solar Minumum, that will be similar to the Little Ice Age

    1. Steve Dekker says:

      Yes! The next solar cycle starting from 2021 will be the weakest since 1790, and the one after that from 2032 will be the weakest since 1645, and very highly likely the start of a new Grand Solar Minimum event that will last 70~100 years….

      Because of this Grand Solar Minimum event, global temps will likely be cooler by 2100 than they are now….

      Ironically, the tiny amount of CO2 induced warming will help reduce the negative effects of global cooling..

  17. Joe Schmolen says:

    Never fear! No matter how cold 2017 gets, it will still be the new warmest year on record.

    1. I believe that we need to take better care of our environment. I believe that we are the true stewards of this planet. I believe that if we all do some small part in cleaning up the air and the ground and keeping pollutants out of our water and air we alll benefit. Preaching Global Warming (now Climate Change since that didn’t win us over) is nothing short of a con job made up by Scientists to create a revenue stream from governments. They want to tax us and they want our money for grants. The reality is our weather changes often, some said we were in a Global cooling in the 70’s but now it is Global Warming. 2017 did more to fill our damns, lakes and resevoirs than ever before. We’ll be okay.

      1. Steve Dekker says:

        Tummple– if you go to EPA’s website and review their data on air pollutant levels since 1980, you’ll see they’ve been slashed 32%~99% (depending on pollutant)…

        Any additional cuts will have no discernible effect on health outcomes…

  18. All unusual, and especially bad weather of any kind is due to climate change/global warming, whether too hot or too cold or too anything. It also draws asteroid and meteors toward Earth. Extraterrestrials are planning our destruction right now because they’re afraid we’re messing up our solar system as well as the Milky Way. Solution: reduce world population by at least 90% (how this is done is not important), abandon all urban centers, revert to subsistence farming and gathering (grazing). First step: USA must begin spending (borrowing) trillions in domestic and foreign aid spending to reduce greenhouse gases.

  19. jb80538 says:

    It’s springtime in the Rockies! This happens from time to time!

    1. Joe Schmolen says:

      Droughts and hurricanes happen from time to time too, but they always are proof positive of manmade climate change. Isn’t that remarkable?

    2. Steve Dekker says:

      In 2001, Dr. Viner (a high-ranking IPCC official) said, “Soon, children won’t even know what snow looks like (due to global warming)…

      At the time, this hilarious quote was reported extensively in the Leftist media…. Now that Dr. Viner was proven to be a dolt, Leftists pretend he never said this. (The quote has been scrubbed by many Leftist news sites).

      Leftists can’t make absurd catastrophic predictions and then say “it’s weather” when their insanity is exposed over time…

      You can’t have your cake and heat it, too…

  20. Kevin Brent says:

    Dem gawldarn Rushins!!!! Cook’n up dat dare gawldarn glow bull warm’n. Awh tell ya Maybelle!!! Tare-bull Tare-bull!!!!

  21. Susan Vue says:

    It is outright impossible to take the climate believers seriously

  22. It’s natural that with increasing global warming, the climate disruption will cause strange weather in the world. As the Earth is getting warmer, it gets more evaporation and hence more precipitation. As it gets even warming, more glaciers will melt away and the Earth gets even more precipitation and all continents will be drowned out. Modern farming will cease to exist because crop won’t grow in the constant rain. World wide famine will return.

    We need to raise taxes by 50% in the developing nation to combat this out of control climate cataclysm.

    1. Brian Dillon says:

      It’s called “weather”. But feel free to donate whatever you can afford to your cause.

    2. What we need is to have all liberals heads examined.

    3. You must be Chinese. You would love to see our country waste money on a scam.

  23. I recall back about 20 years ago I was attending a meeting on Garden of the Gods located in Colorado Springs. When the meeting started at 8:30 AM the weather outside was clear and a balmy 78 degrees. Of course this was on the 3rd of July.
    At 10 AM we broke for a break, “smoke’m if ya gottem,” and we were all surprised to see four inches of snow on the ground, and still coming down with a temperature of 28 degrees.
    So from that experience I would proffer that snow in July in Colorado is not all that uncommon.

    1. paperpushermj says:

      Found memories of the Garden of the Gods

  24. jasonn13 says:

    Yep, the old timers call it “weather.”

  25. hitrestart1 says:

    So, another march to protest globull warming snowed out?

    Gotta love the Lord’s sense of humor.

  26. Joe Thomas says:

    Dang Global Warming!(*

  27. Fred Stevens says:

    Climate change is the biggest lie perpetrated on mankind since the Garden of Eden.

    Liberals hate America.

    1. really??? Most Scientists agree on climate change, But you know its a scam,

      1. EVERYONE knows the climate changes. It’s AGW that is the lie. Along with the 97% of scientists supporting AGW BS. AGW is nothing but a false religion for the left.

      2. Minnie Pearl says:

        The scientist supporting the theory that man is causing global warming are paid by the government who is using the scam to regulate businesses and tax them.

      3. cg62262 says:

        The Russians did it! Anyone w/ even half a brain knows that POTUS Trump is working w/ Vladimir Putin to cause these snowstorms in order to squelch climate science. If you dare to disagree w/ these facts then you are an obvious climate denier & must be working w/ Trump & Putin, too.

      4. That 97% is total nonsense. Sold to you by the Marxists who sell it.

      5. Steve Dekker says:

        Scot– Youndomt understand the debate CC projected 3.0C~4.5C of CO2 warming by 2100….

        The physics and empirical evidence show we’ll only ENJOY around 0.6C of CO2 induced warming by 2100, LESS the coming cooling from collapsing solar cycles over the next 70~100 years (Penn &a Livingston et al).

        BTW, since 1980, manmade CO2 emissions have INCREASED global greeening by 38% from the benefits of the CO2 fertilization process…(Zhu et al 2016).

      6. Those same scientists believed the Mann’s hockey stick graph was real also. LOL.

    2. Snow in Denver ? The liberal socialists MSM is feverishly working to find a way to blame Trump for this!

    3. cg62262 says:

      Have you already forgotten about the “You can keep your doctor/health care plan” or “Benghazi was all about an anti-Muslim video” lies?

    4. I would blame this on climate change except I keep remembering the hockey stick graph. What ever happened to that chalice of the Church of Climate Science?

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