Historic amounts of snow have buried Boulder and Fort Collins this week, and many areas along the Front Range have seen their most snow in years. The storm quickly moved into Nebraska Tuesday afternoon leaving very cold air and big piles of snow behind, reports denver.cbslocal.com
With more than 15 inches of snow falling in just 15 hours, Northern Colorado communities such as Loveland, Timnath, Wellington, Estes Park, Boulder, and Fort Collins were brought to a standstill.
Many towns and cities all but shut down Tuesday as they battened down the hatches in preparation for a record-breaking snowstorm — a storm which wound up closing schools and government offices across Northern Colorado, left grocery store shelves empty, and made travel impossible in parts of the state, according to reporterherald.com.
“[I haven’t seen] anything like this, so fast — it is pretty crazy,” said Donny Espinoza, a Fort Collins resident.
The Colorado Department of Transportation urged drivers to stay off the roads on Colorado’s Front Range, in the foothills and on the Eastern Plains. They described the road conditions as “treacherous” just about everywhere.
The 19.8 inches (50.3 cm) of early-season snow Loveland received on Tuesday broke the municipality’s all-time record for the largest daily snowfall in the month of November — more than doubling the previous mark of 9.3 inches (23.6 cm). Tuesday’s storm also delivered the third highest daily snow total ever measured at the Loveland weather station –for any day of the year– in data going back to the 1800s (the top spot remains the 20 inches (50.8 cm) measured during a blizzard on Dec 20, 2006).
Boulder officially received 22.3 inches (56.6 cm) of snow on Tuesday, the city’s second highest snow-total for the whole of November.
While Fort Collins registered 15.5 inches (39.4 cm), again, the second most snow on record for Nov.
In addition, Denver International Airport officially reported 11.1 inches (28.2 cm) as of 5AM Tuesday — and as a result, hundreds of flights were cancelled on what was a hectic Thanksgiving-week travel day.
The cold times are returning in line with historically low solar activity.
Our future is one of ever-descending COLD — prepare accordingly — grow your own.
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