By Sharon Bokan
Colorado State University Extension Boulder County 

Drought in Colorado

Series: CSU Extension Boulder County | Story 32

December 8, 2021

Courtesy photo

Native landscape that has survived many droughts

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the latest first measurable snowfall (0.5") in Boulder was November 26, 1910 (although the records prior to 1948 are suspect). The latest first snowfall since 1948 (considered to be more accurate) is November 17, 2016. Either way we are past both dates. On average, Boulder receives 18 inches of precipitation per year....

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