Saturday, February 4, 2012

Storm breaks records in Denver

The slow moving 36+ hour February snow event produced 15 inches of snow at Denver's official weather station (as of 5 AM Saturday) ... that broke the previous "biggest February storm" record of 14.1 inches, dating back to 1912.

It also places the city just 2.5 inches shy of making it into the top 5 snowiest February's on record, and just over 7 inches shy of being the snowiest.

Widespread totals of 1 to 2 feet were common up and down the I-25 urban corridor and on the adjacent plains/Palmer Divide region.

In the foothills west of town, most locations saw 2 to 3 feet, with some isolated pockets in excess of 4 feet near Boulder.

One of the biggest totals was recorded in Coal Creek Canyon near the town of Pinecliffe; at last check, they were sitting at 50.5 inches and climbing!

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