Heavy Wet Snowstorms in Denver - in May

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

This year has been one for the books - Old Man Winter really shows his hand this year, and we saw upwards of 57" of snow, versus only 24" in 2018.     The storm this week Monday into Tuesday (mind you was 5/20) produced 20" in Black Forest - which is right outside Colorado Springs.    It has been 17 years since we have seen measurable snow this last in the year!   

 

When we see these late storms, it is always heavy wet snow, which damages trees and in some cases, kills them.   We saw a few uprooted trees and many broken branches throughout the City.    Some of the softer wood trees had the most trouble.     Driving down the major thoroughfares yesterday, we saw many arborists cleaning up branches that had fallen on or near the streets.

 

 

 

For those contemplating a move to the Denver metro area - there have been many years where we can barbeque  Christmas or Thanksgiving dinners outdoors, due to very warm temperatures.    IF we see snow, typically by noon the next day, it has melted, or at least the snow in the sun.     With years of low snowfall, we usually experience drought and forest fires, so these years of seeing many snowfalls in a week may be the best for Colorado.    Forest fires have taken many lives and homes and pushed up the insurance rates in wooded areas in the mountains.  (if Buyers are thinking of buying in wooded areas, you may want to call your insurance agent!)    If you do buy in wooded areas, just know you will need to keep the grounds mitigated for pine needles, as they are tinder for a fire.

 

Always good to go out during the storm if it is coming down hard, and shake off the accumulating snow, so you won't have tree damage!  

 

Today is a new day, and we expect a 72-degree day, and barely have any "white stuff" anywhere to be seen.....

 

 

 

 

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Nina Hollander
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HI Joan... you just know that when I hear about snow in May and June in a place like Denver all I can do is shake my head and then say a little prayer of thanks to live where it's not ever likely to happen!

May 24, 2019 10:14 AM #3
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Joan. What a job to shake the trees in the spring or summer for snow.

May 24, 2019 10:34 AM #4
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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My boy sent me pictures of him throwing snowballs. He cannot wait to get to Florida tomorrow  :)

May 24, 2019 10:47 AM #5
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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And over here in Charlotte we're forecast to break records this weekend with highs close to 100 degrees. Been a wacky month of May 

May 24, 2019 12:15 PM #6
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Weather certainly seems to have hit some "all time strange" highs and lows all over the country !

May 24, 2019 02:43 PM #7
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Grant Schneider
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Good evening Joan Cox - you really have quite a swing in weather.  Seems like there are swings like this in the West. 

May 24, 2019 04:22 PM #8
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Hannah Williams
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Hello, Joan Cox really quite unusual weather you are having there. We had a cold snap but now they are predicting 90 degrees this week. Really makes one wonder 

Happy Memorial Day Weekend  

May 24, 2019 05:04 PM #9
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Brian England
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That is definitely too cold for me.  I am loving the current weather we are having and definitely not used to being a tad bit chilly in May, haha.

May 25, 2019 06:51 AM #10
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Roy Kelley
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Good Sunday afternoon, Joan.

We have another beautiful spring day in Maryland. We do expect some rain later in the day.

May 26, 2019 09:29 AM #11
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Michael, that is absolutely true, one day snow, next day 80 degrees.

May 30, 2019 05:51 PM #12
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Joan Cox
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Roy, glad you are seeing good weather.

May 30, 2019 05:51 PM #13
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Joan Cox
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Nina, it is getting a bit annoying, end of May we SHOULD NOT be seeing snow still.  Enough is enough! 

May 30, 2019 05:52 PM #14
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Sheila, it is very wet and heavy in May.

May 30, 2019 05:52 PM #15
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Joan Cox
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Jeff, quite unusual to see measurable snow in May for sure.  Enjoy your time with your son! 

May 30, 2019 05:52 PM #16
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Joan Cox
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Debe, 100?  OH MY, too early for that too.

May 30, 2019 05:53 PM #17
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Joan Cox
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Sally, it certainly has been a strange year across the Country.

May 30, 2019 05:53 PM #18
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Joan Cox
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Grant, it is unusual to see big swings, but measurable snow in May is very unusual.

May 30, 2019 05:54 PM #19
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Joan Cox
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Hannah, that is so true, and hope you enjoyed the Holiday weekend.

May 30, 2019 05:54 PM #20
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Joan Cox
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Brian, you are right, your blood is probably too thin.  HAHA

May 30, 2019 05:54 PM #21
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Joan Cox
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Roy, a little rain isn't bad, but the midwest is seeing WAY too much.

May 30, 2019 05:55 PM #22
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