Weekend Snowstorm Was 4th Biggest in Denver, CO Since 1881

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Top 5 Denver snowstorms. Credit: AccuWeather

The 27.1″ of snow reported at Denver International Airport, CO was the fourth most since 1881, and forced all airlines to cease operations, leading to the cancellation of 1,072 departing flights and 1,116 arriving ones.

Other areas of Colorado received in excess of three-feet such as Aspen Springs, which recorded 40 inches of snow.

Ski areas didn’t fare quite as well as the Front Range cities, but winners were:  Echo Mountain 34″, Telluride 27″, Monarch 24″, Powderhorn 22″, Winter Park 19″, Eldora 18″, Snowmass 18″, Aspen 16″, Cooper 14″, Copper 12″, Keystone 12″, Loveland 12″, Wolf Creek 12″, and Breckenridge 11″.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis activated the Colorado National Guard on Friday to respond to search-and-rescue requests through the state’s Emergency Operations Center from 12 pm Friday until 12 pm today.

The wintry conditions also caused widespread power outages, leaving over 54,000 customers in the dark at one point on Sunday morning, according to PowerOutage.us.

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