First Measurable Snowfall of the 2018-2019 Snow Season

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A slow moving storm system brought Nederland its first measurable snowfall of the season Sunday night though Monday evening. Snowfall amounts ranged from 2 to 4 inches, with totals largely dependent upon elevation.  Below about 6200 feet, precipitation remained predominantly rain, and there was little or no snowfall accumulation. As temperatures plummeted into the 20s F Monday night, road surfaces quickly became snow packed and icy.

A measurable snowfall is one 0.1 inches or greater, and forecasting the first snowfall of an inch or greater is a common pastime of meteorologists and weather-geeks alike. So, when does Nederland typically see it’s first measurable snowfall? How about the first inch of snowfall? These tables are based on 8 years worth of data. As you can see, the first measurable snowfall in Ned is normally during the first few weeks of October, although it can snow even in September!

 

First Snowfall >= 0.1 Inches
Date Snowfall Amount (in)
October 7, 2018 0.4
October 2, 2017 6.3
October 6, 2016 2.5
October 23, 2015 1.4
Sept 12, 2014 0.7
October 5, 2013 1.5
October 12, 2012 0.5
October 8, 2011 5.0
October 12, 2010 2.7

 

First Snowfall >= 1 Inch
Date Snowfall Amount (in)
October 8, 2018 3.2
October 2, 2017 6.3
October 6, 2016 2.5
October 23, 2015 1.4
November 10, 2014 2.5
October 5, 2013 1.5
October 24, 2012 2.8
October 8, 2011 5.0
October 12, 2010 2.7

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