Winter Storm Selene laid a heavy hand of Denver and the Colorado Rocky Mountains yesterday dropping up to 22″ of snow in Telluride and shutting down the Denver Airport for the first since 2006. 200-miles of I-70 were closed in addition to over a dozen CO highways being closed due to snow and wind yesterday.
Denver International Airport (DIA) broke its single day snowfall record yesterday with 12.1″ of snowfall. The previous record was 8″ back in 2010.
The city of Denver saw its 5th highest one day snowfall total with 13.1″ yesterday.
Winter Storm Selene in CO:
- 130,000 customers without power yesterday
- All Denver public school closed yesterday
- Shutdown Denver Airport yesterday – over 1,500 flights canceled
- 200 miles of I-70 closed yesterday
- I-25 closed from Wellington to Wyoming state line yesterday
- Some part of these highways closed in CO yesterday due to snow and wind: US 6, US 24, US 36, US 40, US 287, 385, CO 11, CO 63, CO 71, CO 86, CO 93, CO 94S
3-Day Snowfall Totals at CO Ski Resorts:
- Telluride = 22″
- Steamboat = 18″
- Beaver Creek = 17″
- Powder Horn = 17″
- Vail = 16″
- Winter Park = 15″
- Breckenridge = 15″
- Silverton = 14″
- Monarch = 12″
- Loveland = 12″
- Keystone = 11″
- Aspen = 11″
- Copper = 10″