Monster Snowstorm in Denver Breaks Daily Snowfall Record

AP Photo/David Zalubowski
AP Photo/David Zalubowski

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.

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