Most May snow, not just for the date, but for the entire month. Also, temperatures are running 30 to 35 degrees below normal for the third week in May.
21 May 2019 – “Denver had officially received 3.4 inches of snow as of 8 am Tuesday. That’s the most snow measured this late in the season since May 29, 1975 when 5.6 inches hit the city.”
In addition to the snow, Denver tied the record low temperature for May 21, plunging to 31 F, breaking the previous record of 31 F set on this date in 2001.
Also, temperatures are running 30 to 35 degrees below normal for the third week in May.
Record snowfall in many locations
Several locations reported more than a foot of snow by Tuesday morning. Black Forest was clobbered by 20 inches and Peyton was buried by 18 inches. These are the highest snowfall totals recorded in Colorado by mid-day, according to NWS snowfall reports.
Amazingly, the Denver Post called it “a light dusting of snow.”
Other Colorado snowfall totals:
Palmer Lake” 12 inches (30 cm)
Kiowa: 9 inches
Castle Rock: 8 inches
See many more snowfall totals!
Thanks to Jack Hydrazine and Jacob Spicer for these links