Thursday, October 29, 2009

First Major Snowstorm Of Season

(Photo: KCNC, Heather Michelotti, Greenwood Village, CO, Oct. 28, 2009)
The first major snowstorm of the season has been plowing through the Rockies and parts of the northern Plains this week, dumping more than three feet of snow in parts of Colorado and two feet in Wyoming. This is a bit early in the season to be getting this much snow. Case in point: Cheyenne, WY. Because of this storm and previous snowfall earlier in the month, Cheyenne, WY has now recorded its snowiest October on record. The previous record-holding October was more than a hundred years ago in 1906, when 23.1" of snow fell. This month, more than two feet have fallen, and it's still snowing there Thursday morning. Also, I-80 between Laramie and Cheyenne, WY was shut down Wednesday into today because of the snow and traffic accidents occuring in the hazardous weather.

Here are some of the snow totals so far:
Pinecliffe, CO 39"
Nederland, CO 30"
Evergreen, CO 28"
Lander, WY 25"
Boulder, CO 17"
Deadwood, SD 12"
Denver, CO 12"
Chadron, NE 10"
Cheyenne, WY 9"

It's still snowing this morning in the Denver area, and you can watch live cameras from our CBS sister station KCNC.

The storm system responsible for the snow will continue to track slowly to the east, bringing us a chance for rain late Saturday night into Sunday. At this time, it looks like Trick-or-Treat time should be dry!

REMINDER: Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday morning at 2 a.m., so be sure to "Fall Back" those clocks Saturday night before you go to bed!

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