Wednesday Storm Could Break Denver’s All-Time February Snow Record

(credit: CBS)CBS Denver – by Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – With two more storms to arrive before the month ends, Denver is inching toward a new mark in the record books.

This past weekend’s long-duration storm event brought 10.5 inches officially, bringing the total snow so far in February to 17.2 inches.  

That’s just 4.9 inches shy of tying the all-time snowiest February on record when 22.1 inches fell in 1912.

If Denver’s official snow measuring site at Denver International Airport can measure five inches of snow between now and 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, we’ll rewrite the history books.

Denver’s 30-year average snowfall during the month of February is 5.7 inches, and the average over the entire climate record is 7.5 inches.

Who would have thought that a month which started off with record heat could end up so cold and snowy?

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The first in a series of snow makers will move into the Front Range on Wednesday.

This storm system has the potential to drop several inches of snow before moving out on Friday.

Another snow maker will follow close behind and is expected to arrive by late Saturday.

Meteorologist Chris Spears writes about stories related to weather and climate in Colorado. Check out his bio or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.

One thought on “Wednesday Storm Could Break Denver’s All-Time February Snow Record

  1. Notice the averages.
    if 22″ is the high for feb, 5″ is the 30yr average for feb and 7″ is the average all time for feb, Im going to say I bet some of those years are much less than 5″.

    Climate change is real. It has always been changing and will probably continue unabated. Those mountains and valleys where formed some how after all. They didnt just miracle themselves there looking eroded and scorched..

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