DENVER (CBS4) – November is usually the fourth snowy month of the year in Denver. This year, it took until the last week of the month to get the first official measurable snow.
Since early Tuesday morning, the city’s official snowfall has been 2.0 inches, though the vast majority of neighborhoods around Denver have measured much more. The biggest snowfall was Tuesday early morning, with the subway on the west and northwest sides mainly in Jefferson County. Golden means 7.5 inches, and parts of Lakewood are approx.
Elsewhere, it was about 4 inches in downtown Denver, while areas along the Palmer Gorge where there was usually more snow tended to see less. Castle Rock reported only 2.5 inches of snow on Tuesday morning at 7 p.m.
The snow was heavy and wet, which is unusual in November. In the colder months, Colorado usually has mild and fluffy snow, but an unusually mild temperature on Monday night helped increase the water content of the snow. The result was a slippery and slow commute on Tuesday morning, with several intersections in the subway area.
The sky will gradually clear on Tuesday afternoon, allowing for partial sunshine. Wednesday and Thanksgiving will mostly be dry before there is another chance for snow on Thursday night. Unlike the storm that arrived on Monday night, Thursday night’s storm will be hungry, meaning there will be very little snow at lower altitudes and no accumulation is expected.