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Photos: Denver sees first snowfall after breaking 87-year-old record

Story by The Associated Press Photos by Olivia Sun, The Colorado Sun Denver finally saw its first snowfall of the season on Friday, shattering an 87-year-old record for the latest first snow. It wasn’t much: The official measurement at the Denver International Airport was three-tenths of an inch, according to Jim Kalina, a meteorologist with […]

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PHOTOS: Short on powder, Colorado’s ski resorts let snowmakers rip

Ski resorts across the country are leaning more heavily on snowmaking guns as warmer, shorter winters threaten a business model based on snow. In Colorado, the reliance on man-made snow has been essential to the start of the 2021-22 ski season, with all of the state’s 13 major river basins reporting precipitation through November well […]

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Yes, it hasn’t snowed yet in Denver. But it’s Colorado’s meager snowpack that should worry you.

Snowflakes began falling in Denver on Dec. 1, 1913, and didn’t stop for four days, leaving the city blanketed under 45 inches of snow. Some mountain towns saw even more snowfall, with 86 inches recorded in Georgetown, 53 in Estes Park and about 44 in Boulder.  The anniversary of Denver’s biggest blizzard comes amid a […]

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Weekend snowstorm, at 27.1 inches, was Denver’s 4th largest dating back 140 years

The weekend snowstorm that pounded Colorado was the fourth largest in Denver’s 140-year recorded weather history, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder. Just over 27 inches of snow fell at Denver International Airport between Saturday and Sunday, eclipsing all but three storms recorded in the Mile High City since 1881. Only the following […]

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Denver International Airport shuts down its runways, I-70 through the mountains is closed as heavy snow pounds Colorado

Denver International Airport shut down its runways on Sunday and Interstate 70 through the Colorado mountains was closed as a major storm dropping wet, heavy snow pounded the Rocky Mountain region. The effects of the storm are spilling into the work week, with the Colorado legislature announcing it won’t meet on Monday because of the […]