While many corners of this great nation are waking up to spring flowers blooming and the dreaded yellow curse known as tree pollen, folks in the Mile High City were just starting to dig themselves out of one hellacious snowstorm.
The late winter storm was an absolute monster, even by Colorado standards.
The blizzard that dumped more than 2 feet of snow this weekend in the Denver area was the fourth largest in the city’s history, the National Weather Service announced Monday.
Residents across Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska are now digging out after the major winter storm left at least 24 inches of snow around Boulder and Fort Collins and nearly 31 in Cheyenne — breaking a two-day total record there of 25.2 inches set in 1979. Winter weather advisories are now in effect for parts of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois as remnants of the blizzard move eastward.take our poll - story continues below
“Denver International Airport measured 27.1 inches of snow making it the 4th biggest snowstorm in Denver Weather History dating back to 1881,” the NWS’ Boulder Office said Monday. It also was the largest snowstorm in the city since 2006.
Social media users were quick to share some of the stunning images of the storm’s aftermath.
Snowfall 16-20” around downtown Denver. Officially at airport 27.1” !! That makes this the 4th biggest storm on record for Denver. Only 3 other times have they had two feet or more of snow! It’s also most snow since 2003 from a single storm. pic.twitter.com/DjGx5hsFVH
— Jen Carfagno (@JenCarfagno) March 15, 2021
A powerful late spring storm produced heavy wet snow across much of North Central & Northeastern Colorado from March 13th – March 14th. DIA measured 27.1 inches of snow making it the 4th biggest snowstorm in Denver Weather History dating back to 1881. #cowx pic.twitter.com/yzCun6zW3D
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) March 15, 2021
— fernando holguin (@holguinf01) March 15, 2021
Snowy airfield views! Snow is expected throughout tonight and tomorrow and the majority of tomorrow’s flights have been cancelled. Thanks to all DEN crews for their work during this storm! pic.twitter.com/pnVsstS5gs
— Denver Int'l Airport (@DENAirport) March 14, 2021
Stay warm, Denver!
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