Denver Receives Several Inches of Snow Just Days Before Summer Break

May 21, 2019 Updated: May 21, 2019

Rare May snowfall left Denver covered in powder just days before Memorial Day, the unofficial start to summer.

CBS Denver reported that as of 8 a.m. on May 21, Denver received 3.4 inches of snow.

“I hate the snow! It broke my maple tree! It’s May 21 here in Colorado and it’s 32 freaking degrees,” Twitter user Nancy Lambert tweeted.

The National Weather Service’s Boulder office wrote that as of 4 a.m. “snow increasing again south & east of Denver through 8 a.m.” It added, “The heaviest snow will be in areas that also got pounded overnight, south and east of Castle Rock and especially Colorado Springs. Difficult travel there, some roads may be impassable. Light snow from Denver north.”

Along with the snow, Denver tied the record low temperature for May 21, dropping to 31 degrees in the morning. May 21, 2001, was the last time the temperature got that low.

Weather forecasters said that the snow will turn into rain during the evening.

Fox31 reported that the temperatures will remain low on Tuesday night.