SIGN UP FOR THE BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Monster Snowstorm in Denver Breaks Daily Snowfall Record

A massive snowstorm that hit Denver has broken the daily snowfall record, dumping over three inches of snow overnight on the mountain city.

As of 5PM on Tuesday evening, December 15, Denver was beset with 7.7″ of snow, shattering the record of 2.8″ set on December 15, 1897.

This record is both the biggest one-day snowfall this year as well as the most snow seen on any December 15 on record.

The snowfall has made roads treacherous in the area and has caused the closing of many schools and businesses.

The storm has also forced the cancellation of over 130 flights out of Denver International Airport.

But there was some good news from the storm, as ski resorts in the mountains also reported large snow totals. Aspen reported 13 inches, 14 inches piled up at Purgatory, and 9 inches hit Winter Park and Keystone, National Weather Service at Boulder meteorologist Bernie Meier said.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston, or email the author at igcolonel@hotmail.com.

P.S. DO YOU WANT MORE ARTICLES
LIKE THIS ONE DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX?
SIGN UP FOR THE DAILY BREITBART NEWSLETTER.


Comment count on this article reflects comments made on Breitbart.com and Facebook. Visit Breitbart's Facebook Page.

SIGN UP FOR THE OFFICIAL
BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

GET TODAY'S TOP NEWS DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX

I don't want to get today's top news.

x