April Showers Bring —Nope, Here’s Colorado’s Biggest April Snowstorms
We've all seen the meme (which is not safe for work... but maybe is if you are working from home).
In Colorado, April showers don't always bring May flowers. Sometimes they just mean more snow. While we've been enjoying mild spring weather for the most part (while social distancing), there's always a chance we get hit with an April snowstorm.
According to the National Weather Service, the average 'last snow' date in Colorado is April 28.
One hundred years ago, in 1920, it snowed over 18 inches in the Denver Metro area between April 17 and April 19.
On April 20, 1933, it snowed over 16 inches, while on April 24, 1935, it snowed 19 inches. In 1957, April 2 saw over 17 inches of snow in the Metro area, while in 1972, we got hit with almost 16 inches of snow on April 26.
Most recently (I remember this one), on April 16, 2013, we had a pretty sizable April snowstorm following a 60-degree week. I was a student at CSU at the time, and I can't remember if we had classes canceled...but most likely we did not.
On the bright side, if snow dumps on us, it just makes it easier to stay home.