Denver to fall just short of snowfall record for the month of March

Snowfall in Denver this month will fall just short of setting the all-time record for the snowiest March in the city.

New accumulation at Denver International Airport on Tuesday was 1.1 inch, according to the National Weather Service, at about 1 p.m., bringing the total for March up to 33.6 inches.

The record snowfall for the month is 35.2 inches set in 2003. March is typically Denver’s snowiest month with an average of 10.7 inches per month.

The weather service is awaiting a final Tuesday tally at DIA, but it likely won’t increase by more than a tenth of an inch with the snow system moving on to the east and no snow in the Wednesday month-closing forecast. March of 2021 will settle in at second place.

This year’s March snowfall total was boosted by a weekend storm that dumped more than 2 feet of snow on the city before running out of steam on March 14.

“We want to scoop as much moisture as we can, especially with dry months coming,” said Scott Entrekin, a meteorologist with NWS Boulder.

The Denver weather forecast calls for a dry and warming trend with a high temperature of 51 degrees in the city Wednesday and high temperatures in the 70s this weekend under sunny skies.


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