Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snowfall Statistics

Most of the Region has not seen snow yet and this leaves some people wondering when the latest snowfalls have occurred. The High Plains Regional Climate Center has compiled a list of average, earliest, latest, and season-to-date first snowfalls for selected locations across the Region. (All data derived using products built on the ACIS framework.)

Colorado

Average, Earliest, Latest, and 2010 First Snowfall

Average

Earliest

Latest

2010-2011 Snowfall Season

Period of Analysis

Alamosa

Oct 31

09/03/1961

12/23/1939

Oct 25

1932-2010

Colorado Springs

Oct 25

09/03/1961

01/12/1918

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1895-2010

Denver

Oct 18

09/03/1961

01/07/1931

Nov 15

1882-2010

Grand Junction

Nov 17

09/18/1965

01/05/1980

Nov 15

1893-2010

Pueblo

Nov 5

09/17/1971

12/10/1963

----------

1948-2010


Kansas

Average, Earliest, Latest, and 2010 First Snowfall

Average

Earliest

Latest

2010-2011 Snowfall Season

Period of Analysis

Concordia

Nov 21

10/09/1970

12/31/2006

----------

1948-2010

Dodge City

Nov 20

09/21/1995

01/04/1956

----------

1893-2010

Goodland

Nov 1

09/20/1995

01/24/1949

----------

1924-2010

Topeka

Nov 28

10/09/1970

02/10/1923

----------

1887-2010

Wichita

Dec 2

10/22/1996

02/07/1979

----------

1931-2010


Nebraska

Average, Earliest, Latest, and 2010 First Snowfall

Average

Earliest

Latest

2010-2011 Snowfall Season

Period of Analysis

Grand Island

Nov 15

09/20/1995

01/07/1936

----------

1895-2010

Lincoln

Nov 17

09/29/1985

12/31/2006

----------

1948-2010

Norfolk

Nov 9

09/28/1985

01/14/2007

----------

1948-2010

Omaha

Nov 14

10/09/1970

12/31/2006

Nov 12

1885-2010

North Platte

Nov 4

09/20/1995

12/23/1939

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1893-2010

Scottsbluff

Oct 23

09/11/1995

12/09/1963

Nov 9

1919-2010

Valentine

Nov 2

09/20/1995

12/10/1962

Nov 11

1889-2010


North Dakota

Average, Earliest, Latest, and 2010 First Snowfall

Average

Earliest

Latest

2010-2011 Snowfall Season

Period of Analysis

Bismarck

Oct 28

09/12/1903

12/14/1999

Oct 26

1886-2010

Fargo

Nov 1

09/04/1933

12/14/1999

Oct 26

1893-2010

Grand Forks

Oct 30

09/17/1991

12/14/1999

Nov 20

1932-2010

Williston

Oct 26

09/02/1961

12/12/1923

Oct 26

1894-2010



South Dakota

Average, Earliest, Latest, and 2010 First Snowfall

Average

Earliest

Latest

2010-2011 Snowfall Season

Period of Analysis

Aberdeen

Nov 5

09/21/1995

01/09/1962

Oct 27

1932-2010

Huron

Nov 6

09/24/1912

12/24/1939

Oct 27

1893-2010

Rapid City

Oct 21

09/13/1970

12/01/2007

Nov 17

1949-2010

Sioux Falls

Nov 6

09/25/1939

01/08/1944

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1894-2010


Wyoming

Average, Earliest, Latest, and 2010 First Snowfall

Average

Earliest

Latest

2010-2011 Snowfall Season

Period of Analysis

Casper

Oct 7

09/08/1962

11/18/1953

Nov 9

1940-2010

Cheyenne

Oct 8

09/08/1929

11/20/1900

Oct 25

1883-2010

Lander

Oct 7

09/07/1941

12/07/1914

Nov 9

1911-2010

Moose

Oct 18

09/15/1982

11/25/1999

Oct 25

1959-2010

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