2016 / 2017 Snow Season Totals
2016 / 2017 Snow Season Recap
The Denver Metro area has recorded the least accumulation of snow for any season over the last 10 years. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) is reporting a total of 21.8” of snow for the period of September 1st through May 31st 2017. The historic average is 57.1” accumulation
during the same period, resulting in a shortfall from average of 35.3” for the season. The 2016-2017 season will go into the books as the 3rd lowest snow season since record keeping began in 1881.
The Colorado Mountains received record snowfall amounts in December and January. According to SNOWTEL data, snowpack was at 170% in January. With significantly
less snowfall since January, snowpack statewide had dropped to 112% by the end of April.
JLS monitors and tracks weather conditions throughout the winter season and maintains detailed records on behalf of its clients. A total of 14 snow/ice events were recorded for the Denver / Castle Rock area this season. A snow/ice event includes any type of event requiring service to be performed – applying deicers, hand shoveling, plowing, hauling excess snow, etc.
JLS remains dedicated to best practices for sustainability and compliance for LEED certified properties. Crews used several types of deicers this season in an effort to manage risk and ensure clients and tenants could safely access their sites, including liquid deicers, magnesium chloride, salt brine, and IceSlicer.
Monthly accumulation: October 2016 – April 2017 versus Historical Averages.
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Recorded Totals Since 2009
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