It's Called "Snow" and it Falls from the Sky – Wow Photo Wednesday

1972 November Sixteenth Street

Sixteenth Street
The fluffy, white material pictured in this photo of 16th Street taken in 1972 is called “snow.” Snow, or moisture of any kind, hasn’t made an appearance in the Mile-High City for longer than any of us care to remember. 
While the first measurable snow of the fall season usually occurs by October 18, according to the National Weather Service, it’s not unheard of for the white stuff to wait until November to make an appearance. In four of the last eight years, the first snowfall was recorded on, or after, November 5. 
If you’re interested in getting a when-will-the-snow-fall pool going, you might be interested in knowing that the latest first snow recorded in Denver was November 21. (That was back in 1934.) 
While there’s no snow in the immediate forecast, it’s safe to say that one day, hopefully in the near future, Denver will see a measurable amount of the fluffy, white, meteorological phenomenon known as “snow.”
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