By Ashton Altieri


DENVER (CBS4) – As of 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Denver had officially received 3.4 inches of snow. That’s the most snow measured this late in the season since May 29, 1975 when 5.6 inches hit the city.

Snow in Superior by Highway 36 after daybreak on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

In addition to the snow, Denver tied the record low temperature for May 21 when the official thermometer for the city dropped to 31 degrees Tuesday morning. It was previously 31 degrees on this date in 2001 when 1 inch of snow fell.

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(credit: CBS)

In terms of high temperatures on Tuesday, they will struggle to reach into the lower 40s again making it the second day in a row with temperatures staying 30 to 35 degrees below normal for the third week in May. The record “coldest maximum” for May 21 is 40 degrees set 128 years ago in 1891. It’s possible that record could also be challenged.

The chance for additional snow and eventually rain will continue into Tuesday afternoon before drier weather arrives Tuesday night. That being said, there is a chance for showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon on Wednesday with slightly warmer temperatures in the lower 50s.

Below are snow reports through 8 a.m. Tuesday. Keep in mind the Denver area usually sees only 1.7 inches in May each year and about half the time we see no snow in May.

Palmer Lake 12.0″
Black Forest 11.3″
Elizabeth 11.0″
Castle Rock 9.0″
The Pinery 7.8″
Franktown 7.1″
Estes Park 5.3″
Lone Tree 5.0″
Parker 5.4″
NW Arvada 4.0″
Aurora 4.0″
Greenwood Village 4.0″
Lafayette 3.5″
Erie 3.5″
Niwot 3.5″
Brighton 3.5″
Golden 3.4″
Denver/DIA 3.4″
Commerce City 3.0″
Johnstown 3.0″
Westminster 3.0″
Windsor 3.0″
Boulder 3.0″
Littleton 2.5″
Loveland 2.0″
Longmont 2.0″
Fort Collins 1.3″

Ashton Altieri

Comments (13)
  1. They need to sell the global warming narrative so you willfully accept their carbon taxes.

  2. Vox Veritas says:

    If not for global warming we’d be looking at glaciers instead of May snow.

    We need more global warming, not less.

    AOC should put that in her crack pipe and smoke it.

  3. Seann Ayers says:

    Milankovitch cycles. Maunder minimum. It’s the sun stupid.

  4. David Grimes says:

    Damn the global warming.

  5. Abel Garcia says:

    has to be global warming!

  6. Meanwhile, Democrats running our schools are telling children that in 12 years the Earth will be destroyed by warming. Remember the desperate and scared kids recently on Capitol Hill?

    As a kid in the 70’s it was mini ice age. As a teen it was rain forests, ozone layer, condor, ect ect. Only when i got older did i realize that this scaring of children is an ongoing thing.
    NOTHING which was told to me as a kid has come true. Difference today is if you disagree with the Left you are banned, chased, driven from public, no research grants.

    But interesting the solutions are always the same-nationalize industry, resources and pay.
    Meaning Socialism.

    1. Sandy Lindstrom says:

      all used to send american jobs overseas, the trend never stops.

  7. Tim Gerrells says:

    Last year & the year before we had a blizzard for Mother’s Day. This year, a week off from Mother’s Day…’til last night. I see a pattern, a trend emerging: in Colorado, Mother Nature can’t make up her mind. Could have said “Global cooling” but that is soooo ’70s.

  8. Obviously this cold weather and snow is being caused by global warming, er, climate change.

  9. Michael Olson says:

    It occurs to me that as cities get larger and larger, it might make sense to abandon the “single location” concept for city-based statistics like precip totals and windspeed, and instead create an amalgam of various official weather stations located throughout the city, with the number of stations based on square footage and/or major differences in elevation. I mean, DIA? Really?

  10. Too cold to work in the yard so I declare a beer day.
    So here I sit celebrating global warming contemplating whether scientists are as wormy as Journalists.

    1. Santa Claus
      The Easter Bunny
      The Tooth Fairy
      Global Warming

    2. Gary Branch Jr. says:

      “The Earth has a Fever” – Al Gore

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