No snowfall records broken today, but when were they established anyway?

Posted by Sallie Simmons on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 1:39pm.

After two years of warmer than usual winters, it is about time we get some measurable snow in the metro area.  Today we were set to have 1"-3" of snow before lunch. By around noon, we were sitting at more like 6"-7" here in Denver. Being a meteorologist in Denver is hit or miss to say the least! Between 5:00 am and 9:00 am, 78 wrecks happened in the metro area! Stay home, people! 

Since 1881, our largest snowstorm to date was December 1-5, 1913 when we had a whopping  45.7 inches!!! WOW! Check out the picture below of the front page of the Denver Post from 1913!

 

Denver Post 1913

In our lifetime, the largest snowstorm was March 17-19, 2003 when we had 31.8 inches! All of those are large amounts and make me thankful for the snow plow drivers! According to different weather sources, we are set to have record-breaking snow this spring. I don't know about you, but I am ready for it! To see more info on snow records check out Denver;s record snowstorms! You may not like to drive in it, but we need the moisture. Be safe out there, friends and neighbors!

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