Nederland averages over 150 inches of snow per year. It can snow in any month, although July and August are generally snow-free. While several snowstorms over 12 inches occur each winter, strong chinook winds can bring warm days even in January, helping to melt out roads and southern-facing mountain slopes. Many Coloradans call in sick on snow days and brave the elements to go skiing. Powder day! One of the largest snowfalls in recent memory occurred on March 17-19, 2003 when anywhere from 4-6 feet of snow fell over the Nederland area.
Snowfall Amount
Return Frequency
6+ inches8 per year
10+ inches4.5 per year
12+ inches3.3 per year
18+ inches1.2 per year
20+ inches1.2 per year
24+ inches1 in 2 years
30+ inches1 in 3 years
40+ inches1 in 13 years
This is a list of the snowfalls of 12 inches or greater since 2010 (the year we moved to Nederland). Note that a majority of these storms have occurred in the Spring. Large Autumn storms can happen, especially on the nearby Colorado Eastern Plains, but Spring is the snowiest time of year in the Front Range Foothills.
Dates
Depth
April 15-17, 201643.1
March 13-14, 202138.3
February 2-3, 201237
May 17-19, 201734.8
April 16-18, 201527.6
November 25-26, 201923.8
March 23-24, 201623.5
December 21-22,201123.5
January 30-February 2, 201623.4
March 19, 202021
April 15-16, 202020.7
May 11-13, 201420.1
January 4-5, 201718.1
March 12-13, 201917.1
April 13-14, 201116
April 3-5, 201715.8
April 14-15, 201315.1
April 28-29, 201714.6
April 12-13, 202014.5
April 30 - May 1, 201314.5
April 3-4, 201414.4
February 22-23, 201614.3
February 20-22, 201514.2
February 15-16, 201513.9
February 25-26, 201513.8
March 17-18, 201613.6
February 4-6, 201113.5
March 9, 201313.1
February 24, 201312.8
October 25-26, 201112.8
November 11-12, 201812.5
April 23, 201312.4
April 13, 201412.1