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Snow cover streak ends

Posted by Richard on February 20, 2007

For the first time since December 20, Denver officially has no snow cover this morning. The streak ended just a couple of days short of the all-time record:

There will be no snow cover record for Denver. Tuesday’s measurement brought the record watch to an end. The city ended up with 61 days in a row with 1" of snow or more on the ground.

But there was only a trace on the ground Tuesday, so we fell two days short of tying the record.

Measurements are taken at the National Weather Service station at the old Stapleton Airport at 6:00 a.m. each day. Snow is measured in a number of different places, and the depth of those readings is averaged to come up with the official figure.

This winter’s 61-day streak sits in second place, just ahead of the 60-day streak in 1913-14. The 63-day record was set my first winter in Colorado, 1983-84. Five of Denver’s ten longest snow cover streaks have occurred since 1983.

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