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Denver Colorado Winter Forecast 2016-17 (La Nina, Colder Winter)

Winter Forecast
La Nina is here but it's on the weaker side as of September. We see this weak La Nina to peak now but get a second burst in December and January before moving to a neutral pattern Febraury and March. This weak La Nina means a colder winter for most of the nation and certainly much colder than last winter. The key to this winter will be how cold is the cold and how dominate will the Northern Jet (Arctic Jet) be vs. the moisture loaded Southern (Sub-Tropical Jet)?. Last year the Southern Jet was the big player off a massive El Nino but this winter that will not be the case most of the country. We expect an average swing of the NAO (North Atlantic Oscillation) but much more of a dip from the AO (Arctic Oscillation) bringing a few polar vortex periods and many Alberta Clippers.
Winter Forecast

The Denver Metro area will see snowfall near average this winter. We’ll see NEAR NORMAL temperatures overall.

Last Winters Snowfall
55.7

Biggest Winter Snowfall Ever!
118.7″ (1908-09)

Normal Snowfall
53.8

This Winter (2016-2017)
55.0″ (+1.2″)

TEMPS THIS WINTER
OVERALL NEAR NORMAL

DECEMBER COLDER
JANUARY NORMAL
FEBRUARY NORMAL
MARCH WARMER

TOP 10 BIGGEST SNOWSTORMS IN DENVER

  1. 45.7″ Dec 1-5, 1913
  2. 31.8″ Mar 17-19, 2003
  3. 30.4″ Nov 2-4, 1946
  4. 23.8″ Dec 24, 1982
  5. 23.0″ Apr 23, 1885
  6. 22.7″ Oct 20-23, 1906
  7. 21.9″ Oct 24-25, 1997
  8. 21.5″ Nov 26-27, 1983
  9. 20.7″ Dec 20-21, 2006
  10. 19.3″ Jan 29-31, 1883

WEATHER EXTREMES IN DENVER

THE COLDEST DAY IN DENVER HISTORY

THE BIGGEST SNOW STORM IN DENVER EVER

THE LARGEST WINTER TOTALS IN DENVER

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