Beautiful Snowstorm Arrived Late But Made Good On Promise For Historic Piles Of Snow — #Colorado Public Radio #snowpack #runoff

From Colorado Public Radio (Nathaniel Minor):

The late-season winter storm that pounded Colorado’s Front Range Sunday dropped 24.1 inches at Denver International Airport, enough to make the storm the fourth-largest in the city’s history

The National Weather Service reported 36 inches of snow in Nederland, 24 inches in Arvada and 23.5 inches in Evergreen…

The storm brought plenty of moisture with it from the Gulf of Mexico, said Weather Service meteorologist Frank Cooper.

“It has a very high water content, which is good for the water table and the drought,” he said. “But it’s bad for people trying to shovel it.”

From The Colorado Sun:

The weekend snowstorm that pounded Colorado was the fourth largest in Denver’s 140-year recorded weather history, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder.

Just over 27 inches of snow fell at Denver International Airport between Saturday and Sunday, eclipsing all but three storms recorded in the Mile High City since 1881.

Only the following storms were larger:

  • The Nov. 2 to 4 storm in 1946, which dropped 30.4 inches in Denver
  • The March 17 to 19 storm in 2003, which dropped 31.8 inches in Denver
  • The Dec. 1 to 5 storm in 1913, which dropped 45.7 inches in Denver
  • The weekend snowstorm closed roads, shut down Denver International Airport, and led to school, business and government closures on Monday.

    Here’s a look at some big snowfall amounts recorded Sunday night in the Denver area:

  • 40 inches in Red Feather Lakes
  • 40 inches in Aspen Springs
  • 36 inches in Nederland
  • 36 inches in Glen Haven
  • 36 inches in Pincecliffe
  • 26 inches in Parker
  • 25 inches in Westminster
  • 25 inches in Confier
  • 24 inches in Federal Heights
  • 24 inches in Broomfield
  • 24 inches in Frederick
  • 20 inches in Bailey
  • 19 inches in Fort Collins
  • 17 inches in Greeley
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