While it wasn't much, and it will probably be gone by the time I finish writing this, Fort Collins technically got its first snow overnight. That's right, it counts. The National Weather Service said so. 

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The National Weather Service reported that Fort Collins, Greeley and even Boulder got their first snow in like, 200 days, on November 17, which is pretty late in the year. The strange thing is, that snow didn't make it to Denver, and that means there's a really good chance the Mile High will have its latest first snowfall ever. Or at least since 1882.

The latest first snow on record for Denver is November 21, which was set in 1934. The National Weather Service says there is a 'very small' chance of light snow on Saturday, 'otherwise Denver will set the record for latest first measurable snow.'

Looking ahead at the rest of the week and weekend in Fort Collins, it's going to be pretty warm and dry; mostly sunny with a high of 40 degrees on Wednesday, warming up to 50 by Thursday and 60 by Friday.

The moisture is certainly needed, as a new wildfire sparked just outside of Estes Park on Tuesday. It's uncertain at this time how much the snow assisted in controlling the Kruger Rock Fire, but as of 6 p.m. Tuesday night, 'the fire was estimated at 133 acres with 15 percent containment,' Larimer County reported. There is no official cause yet, but it is believed to have been started by a power line.

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