March is melting down to its final days, and when it is over the Boulder area will have seen well below its average snowfall for what is typically the snowiest month of the year.
Through Thursday, Boulder had seen 11.1 inches of March snow, according to meteorologist Matt Kelsch. The average total for the month is 17.
No snow is in the forecast prior to 6 p.m. Monday, when the month comes to an end for record-keeping purposes at Boulder's primary climate station — so any precipitation that falls after 6 p.m. Monday would be credited to April's total.
"There's a very slim chance that we're going to add to the month's precipitation totals, but we could," Kelsch said.
As of Thursday, Boulder had recorded 70.7 inches of snow for the 2013-14 winter season. That is down slightly from the 77.3 inches Boulder typically sees for a winter through the end of March.
But there is still a chance that the region could see its seasonal snow total grow significantly. The average annual total for April is 12.5 inches, but Boulder dwarfed that number in 2013 with an April record of 47.6 inches of snow.
April is on average Boulder's fourth-snowiest month, following March, December and November.
After a mostly sunny and breezy day Friday with a high of about 51, Kelsch said it will be warmer Saturday and Sunday, with Sunday's high nearing 70 degrees.
"But it will get increasingly windy as the next front approaches" for the start of next week, Kelsch said. "It's going to be a good weekend to do garden work, but the wind will be noticeable if you are gardening or trying to ride your bicycle."
Monday's forecast high is 51, the low Monday night is expected to be 35, and there will be only a slight chance of rain or snow.
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