Denver woke up to eight inches of fresh snow on Thanksgiving morning, making it the most snow on the ground on Thanksgiving since 1979, and Denver’s biggest one-day snowfall in over three years.
It’s only the third time in Denver’s recorded history that the city has had eight or more inches of snow on a Thanksgiving morning. In 1979 the city woke up to 14″.
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The storm that hit earlier in the week, bringing chaos to Thanksgiving travel plans, was the city’s biggest November snowstorm since 1994.
The official measurement of 8″ was taken at Denver International Airport, but across other parts of the city, there were reports of well over a foot of snow from the storm.
Looking forward, there’s a slight chance for some snow this afternoon, with little to no accumulation expected. However, very strong winds will persist tonight in to Saturday. According to the NWS, winds will be strongest in the foothills and in the mountains, where high wind watches for Friday afternoon through Saturday have been issued. Temperatures will be in the low 40s in Denver.