There’s something special about living in Colorado and in Denver in particular. Overall, we have some of the best weather in the country – enjoying roughly 300 days of sunshine per year. But it is also unpredictable. The weather can be warm and beautiful one day then it can be snowing the next. That’s part of the charm of the area, although it can be hard on the petunias.
Take the snow last night, May 20, 2019. This is the latest that we’ve had measurable snowfall in Denver since 2002, but it is certainly not the latest ever recorded in the city’s history. According to the National Weather Service there was measurable snow on June 2, 1951 and there was a trace of snow on June 12, 1947.
While it is usually safe to plant the garden after Mother’s Day, you really never know. It’s best to be prepared to cover up the garden in the spring in the case of a late snow. It’s sure to warm up in a day or so. Because with Denver’s weather and Colorado weather in general the temperature varies based on how the winds blow.
So, enjoy the unexpected and keep your cameras ready. It’s always fun to snap a photo to share with family in another state to let them know what the heck the weather is doing here in Colorado today!