DENVER — The three biggest snowstorms of the season on the Front Range have all hit on a Wednesday: Dec. 28, Jan. 18 and Feb. 14.
Nearly half of Denver’s snow this season has fallen on hump day. Less than 1% of our snow has fallen on the weekend.
Wednesday has been weird for winter weather two seasons in a row. Last season, 31% of Denver's snow fell at midweek.
Three seasons ago, Sunday was the big winner, thanks to the Big One on March 14.
The National Weather Service posted a graphic on Twitter showing that Wednesday has been the snowiest day of the week in Denver since 2019.
This is mostly just a strange coincidence, but there is also a little science to this peculiar pattern.
It’s the jet stream that determines our weather pattern. It’s kind of like a rope that gets agitated. Try swiveling a rope on the floor and watch a wavy pattern emerge.
The dip in the rope is a Wednesday storm, and the ridge is a nice weekend – and the pattern can repeat for a long period of time.
By the way, the next bend in the actual jet stream looks like it might be coming around March 1 – *Wednesday*, March 1.
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