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Photos: Ten snowiest Mays in Denver history and more

Big photos and more below.
Big photos and more below.

As we noted in our post about two crashes into law-enforcement vehicles in 36 minutes last night, many Denverites seem surprised by May snowstorms, but they shouldn't be -- and here's photo-illustrated proof. Data from the National Weather Service as shared on the NWS site and ThorntonWeather.com shows that we typically get snow in May -- and sometimes a helluva lot of it.

Will the still-accumulating snowfall totals from yesterday and today make the list of snowiest Mays? Too soon to tell. But here's the top ten, supplemented by info about the latest freezes and snowfalls during the past decade. Count them down below.

Number 10: May 1944 -- 8.3 inches

Photos: Ten snowiest Mays in Denver history and more
Courtesy of Active Rain

Number 9: May 1957 -- 8.8 inches

Photos: Ten snowiest Mays in Denver history and more
Courtesy of CSU Libraries

Number 8: May 1893 -- 8.9 inches

Photos: Ten snowiest Mays in Denver history and more
Courtesy of Active Rain

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